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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
TNTiki
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Posted: 2004-06-29 05:08 am   Permalink

TNTiki,
I'll PM you with the details.


 
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Posted: 2004-06-29 10:03 am   Permalink

WAHOOOO!!! Just got the finished Moari in the mail yesterday. Thanks Ben for the fine work. Pictures just dont do this artwork it's justice!



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Posted: 2004-06-29 10:51 am   Permalink

Thanks for letting me know Tiki Bird. I'm glad you like it. I know, pictures, no matter good, never show the total piece.Thanks again.
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TNTiki
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2004-06-29 8:38 pm   Permalink

Tops, Ben. Great stuff as always.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-03 9:57 pm   Permalink

Here is the final on the 12" Moai. He has now 6 coats of lacquer sprayed on with sanding between each coat.





And heres a little surprise. The Wahine brought home a Bamboo pole, 3" to 5" in diam, that had died. The company Imported several from Hawaii to grow for resale. this one was still fairly fresh abnd easy to carve on a limited basis. The other is a Maple Maori I have been working on for a while









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Posted: 2004-07-04 07:31 am   Permalink

Those mugs are awesome. God bless your wahine for supporting your art.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-04 08:26 am   Permalink

Thanks Reffertiki, I'm not sure how they will dry out though. Since the Bamboo was fresh and wet when I carved it, Im' not sure how fast it will dry out and wheather or not it will split wide open. After a couple of days, they are already becoming deformed. Time will tell.

 
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dogbytes
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Posted: 2004-07-04 3:11 pm   Permalink

shrinky dink tikis! maybe this is an easier method to make Shrunken Heads!

those are very nice mugs. keep the pictures coming!

would it have helped to dry the bamboo in a controlled fashion? do you have a food dehydrator?

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Posted: 2004-07-04 7:00 pm   Permalink

It would help with the wood stability, But then you would have cured, dried HARD, Uncarvable Bamboo, so the choice is simple ..Carve it while you can otherwise it's just another plain old bamboo pole.
I have more shrunken heads coming.



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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-07-05 12:20 am   Permalink

Ben- This new stuff is FINE! Love those mugs!


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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2004-07-05 9:04 pm   Permalink

Ben that Moai and those mugs...awesome awesome awesome. Did I metion that I think they're awesome? Thanks for posting...I'm always inspired by your work
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-06 11:13 am   Permalink

Thanx Polynesiac, you make me blush.

 
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Posted: 2004-07-06 2:40 pm   Permalink

Ben, have you tried carving multiple faces into the bamboo? Make the bamboo cup a 3- or 4-faced cup to spread the stress around the piece of bamboo while it's drying out.
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