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A Tiki Carver's Studio Space
tikicleen
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From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2003-12-07 8:53 pm   Permalink

hey jt~

must be nice to have a clean canvas to make your new primordial bog/tiki jungle retreat! we just fixed our primordial bog today! (aka: sprinkler leak from hell)



 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-12-07 10:51 pm   Permalink

Hey tikitony, tikicleen.

Tikitony, this is my new backyard. My other backyard/house is up for sale, it was the very first Tiki Jungle. (The Nicklaus residence image on my website) sniff, i'm goin' to miss it. Looking forward to building this one Bigger and Better/New and Improved

Cleen, we gotta get Luckydesigns back up here, he lived in Stockton for a number of years. We'll let Mick play Tour Guide.

The rabbit in the middle of the image will be a sacrifice to the tikis. mmmmm

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Thorsten Hasenkamm
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From: Paderborn, Germany
Posted: 2004-01-04 2:15 pm   Permalink

Great!
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2004-01-05 10:43 pm   Permalink

Whew! Been busy lately with holidays and finishing Mele Kalikimaka signs and I haven't had a chance to post or carve tikis. I got some great gifts for Christmas to add to my carving studio... thought I'd share them with some tips...

The lovely Mrs. Lake got me this tool chest that now stores all my supplies. I lined the bottom of the drawers with some of that rubber stick mats so the chisels don't slide around...


My Dad got me these great diamond sharpening stones for keeping the chisels sharp. They are supposed to last a lifetime of sharpening... pricy at $50 a piece...


This I picked up myself... a new mallet with a industrial urethane head... I like it better already! I had a maple one but it split up and chipped... I love the new one... quieter and less shock on my arms... retails for about $40...


Scored some new Henry Taylor chisels too... but kinda bummed my local Woodcraft has discontinued them... they are going with some more pricy Swiss made...

Happy Carving!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-02-22 5:37 pm   Permalink

Well, here is my humble little space in my garage.That is an old Wax Carving bench and foredom that I never sold for some reason.I have half the 2 car garage so is isn't bat. Not like my old Chekee hut I had for my business though



All I can do is Look at it now for a week or so.Dammmmit.
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2004-02-22 10:58 pm   Permalink

Nice... I can see all the essentials there... and then some! Best wishes for quick healing so you get back in that chair there!

 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-03-11 1:01 pm   Permalink

Thought I'd share too...though after seeing geckos views...wow...
Here's my little carving spot:

I lug all my tools in and out of the house everytime I carve or do wood working. I usually flip the horses over to raise the palm wood off the ground and to give it some stability from moving around. The raised portion of the deck acts as a workbench too. The other nice part about working outside (other than it's outside and So-Cal, so it's usually warm) is I get to soak in a view of LA harbor (and on a -rare- clear day the mountains) while I work.

Tain't no gecko view, but you gotta take what you can get, no?

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-03-11 1:56 pm   Permalink

OK, Thats a nice view. Maybe not a Gecko view, but better than my Garage door view. Your tikis there are looking mighty good too.
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2004-03-11 9:54 pm   Permalink

Hey Benz,
You got any pictures of that "old Chekee hut"? It sounds intriguing!
Thanks for the kind words!

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Bwana Tiki
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Joined: Feb 14, 2004
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From: Left Coast (south)
Posted: 2004-03-12 7:16 pm   Permalink

BK
I know quite a bit about mold making. A better pic would be helpful berfore I pitch in my 2 cents. also could use to know how many pulls you would hope to get from the mold. what material you want to use for reproductions, etc. Undercuts are a big concern so the close up photos would help alot. one more thing, is that sucker two sided or what's the deal, I must admit I have no idea what it even is but I'd bet I could mold the little bugger.


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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-03-12 9:21 pm   Permalink

Yes I do have Pix of my old tiki/cheekee Hut...Somewhere. I will find them and post for sure. I know it was about 20'X30' and I Loved it. When I left carving and the nursery, they Bulldozed it down. I cried.
Found the Pix butthe sleep medication call is stronger. Tomorrow I'll show where I Used to make sawdust.
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-03-13 09:22 am   Permalink

OK, here is where I Used to carve at Kraft Nursery in Deerfield Beach, FL




And before the tiki/cheekee Hut

Definately brings back strong memories and lights the ol' Fire.
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tikifille
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Posted: 2004-04-12 10:51 am   Permalink

Finally got around to posting pics of my backyard/studio. Hope you like it. I'm in LA and it's spring so it's looking pretty lush. Come summer it will be a different story.




I got the little fern palm (damnit, Sabu, I forgot AGAIN what they are called!) froma carver on the Big Island. I take no credit.



I take no credit for this guy, either. He just showed up at the pond one day. I should have put a dollar beside him because he is big.




This last pic is a tribute to the inspiration I received from Puamana and Selector Lopaka's yard. The stone trail was fast, simple, and naturally beautiful. (It was also very very heavy. Waaahhh!)


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-04-12 11:09 am   Permalink

Tikifille, thats a beautiful space you have there. Looks very peaceful and it drips with creativity. I really love it.
Also some Nice moves in the tiki detail

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Tiki Bird
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From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2004-04-12 12:09 pm   Permalink

Great home you got their, will have to get goin on mine...

 
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