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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2004-03-31 3:09 pm   Permalink

Man-oh-Man, I am constantly amazed by your talent Ben! Excellent, Excellent Work....


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OnaTiki
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Posted: 2004-04-01 5:32 pm   Permalink

Ben, We went to the mail box today and what did we find.....Holy F****ng,HEART ATTACK, those are really beautiful, the detail is awsome...I keep waiting for it to say something!!! THANKS again, Hope your surgery goes well...can't wait to get back on the list!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-04-01 7:31 pm   Permalink

Thanks OnaTiki, I'm glad you liked them.
This next one is from figureg Chocolate Maple. It is very hard wood but slices like cheeze..Old dried tough cheeze. It takes detail though like carving butter. Once I put the first coat of finish on it I could see why the name "Cholocate" Maple. It looks like light choc...I believe BigBroTiki was nextin line so its his unless he wants to wait for the next Mahogany one









Let me know what you think


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GECKO
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Posted: 2004-04-01 8:25 pm   Permalink

wat do you think wat we think! we think it's all good!

 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2004-04-02 01:48 am   Permalink

Wow, those carvings are extremely good. The latest has a real air of malevolence about him. That you can get such character from carving is quite extraordinary.

I was reading about how the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford had removed a couple of preserved tattoed Maori heads from display, and it struck me that it would be really interesting to compare your carvings with the preserved heads as the carvings are so life-like. Perhaps pictures of them exist somewhere on the net.

Anyway, great stuff!

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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-04-02 08:00 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-04-02 01:48, Trader Woody wrote:
Wow, those carvings are extremely good. The latest has a real air of malevolence about him.



These carvings have personalities all their own. I swear that the past few nights, I've heard my two Ben Davis carvings arguing in the other room over who has the cooler tattoo.
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sungod
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Posted: 2004-04-02 08:04 am   Permalink

Those eyes! Man they look real. You are truly a master.

 
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kooche
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Posted: 2004-04-02 6:30 pm   Permalink

DUDE! i just ripped the box open and flipped the switch...i'll have to have this thing on every time i head to the tiki ti as well as for my opening...i am most grateful and in shock and awe by your facility brother...SO COOL! i can't praise your handy work enough.

mirror mirror on the wall...who's the most lit up and tikiest of them all?

"why Ben D is...everybody knows that"

many many mahalos man...i LOVE it!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-04-02 6:41 pm   Permalink

Kooche, your happiness is all the thanks I need, Thanks.

 
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kooche
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Posted: 2004-04-02 6:52 pm   Permalink

thank you...my happiness is all i need too...i guess i need my health too....and my little girls and my wife's...and this SUPER MOJO POWERED FIRE INFUSED HEAD you made!

thank you thank you thank you sir! never taking it off!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-04-02 7:12 pm   Permalink

The Battery is a 12 volt "N" Size available at Radoi Shack. Sounds like you'll be burnin thebattery at both ends.
Love it.
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2004-04-02 7:42 pm   Permalink

Damn, Miles, I would love to see your eyes light up as you light up your Benz-head's eyes...
but I have booksigning duty at Trader Vic's in Atlanta that evening.



 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-04-02 8:15 pm   Permalink

I don't think you need to wait that long. I think he's workin on his 3rd battery. I think he wears it to bed All lit up so he can wake up Bright-eyed and bushy tailed.
I would have loved to have been there when he opened the box...
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-04-03 6:52 pm   Permalink

Where is everyone today?
Here is a peek at #21. Still need to finish detail
on face and lacquer, but he's mahogany and 2 " tall.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-04-04 8:03 pm   Permalink

Trader Woody,
Thanks,there are quite a few pictures and drawings of the old Maoris and their Mokos, or tattoos. I have many pictures and I would never try to copy any of the as those guys get angry when you do that. I try to just give an idea of the flow of the lines and markings.
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