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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-22 05:48 am   Permalink

I don't know TikiToa, but you are right, the cannibal would look good in that wood. I was really torn weather to use Mahogany (soft and easy carving and reddish) or Walnut (dark brown and Hard and excellent for detail) I will use the walnut since I am trying for that "different" looking spiral adopted from the mask I showed you. So Walnut it is.
Later,
Ben
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-22 05:54 am   Permalink



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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-22 4:30 pm   Permalink

Here are the 2 Shrunken heads finished






Onatiki gets the one made from PurpleHeart(#43) since he sent me the wood and Swampfire is next in line for # 40.

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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-07-23 11:14 am   Permalink

These are so cool - Love that hair too!


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kingslod
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Posted: 2004-07-23 12:42 pm   Permalink

Those heads are awesome! Color me inspired....


 
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keigs20
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Posted: 2004-07-23 1:15 pm   Permalink

Ben I just looked through all 22 pages of your carvings to decide what I liked best. They are all amazing so I cant decide. So put me on the list if you can and I will send you a picture of what I would like if you have time. See you at Hukilau

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-23 1:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks Sam, I think its your fault that I've done these shrunken Heads?? The hair does add something. Difficult to do but worth it. let me know if you want more hair on yours..
Kingslod, my pleasure, glad I can inspire once in a while.
Keigs 20, you Really humble me with your request. Thanks tons, just let me know what you want and I'll make time.

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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2004-07-23 1:55 pm   Permalink

Benzart,

As you know, I'm a newcomer here, so I am just now checking out your stuff. These small tikis are amazing. There is just too much in this string to read during lunch break at work. I'll probably spend all next week's lunches just going through it.

I'm sure you probably already answered this, but what kind of tools do you use to do all of that detail? Do you do this under some type of magnifier? They are just incredible. The breadth of your design skills blows me away.

Separate subject - Have you designed any tattoos? I am going to Hawaii with my wife & little boy in November, and I'm going to visit Island Ink in Maui. In the mean time I want to dream up a tiki tatoo or hire someone to design one for me. Or, do you know anyone who specializes in this type of thing?

And lastly - do you have a website? I didn't get anything with google.

Awesome stuff!!

Aaron


 
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keigs20
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Posted: 2004-07-23 2:25 pm   Permalink

Oh please, Ben you are the man! Hey I am emailing you a picture.

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-07-23 2:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Ben. As for the hair, mine is just right - you can't improve on perfection.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-23 3:24 pm   Permalink

Aaron, Thanks. I don't have a website yet. workin on it. I use a flexshaft with many grinding burs, chisels from Very small to normal and knives. All the normal woodworking/jewelry making tools. I use a magnifier3.5x attatched to my glasses. I have never designed tats, I cannot draw at all. Some of our other artists hee on TC do though. Look thru creating tiki at all the artists. There is even a thread abouy tattoos. Thanks for the comps...
keigs, I got your picture,,Awesome Tiki
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-24 07:11 am   Permalink

Aaron, heres the link to tiki tattoos http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=9665&forum=1&start=0
And heres another link
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6069&forum=1
There are several more you can find using the search engine.
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2004-07-26 2:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Benzart.

I need to do a little research, but if I get one done, I'll make sure to post it in the "Creating Tiki" forum.

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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2004-07-27 7:08 pm   Permalink

Well I just got home from a short trip, northern Arizona, and in my mailbox was my original Benzart shrunken head carving. What a great thing to come home to, a head in a box. Thanks Ben, it looks great!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-07-28 08:32 am   Permalink

Swampfire, I'm glad you like it..
I'm having no luck with wood these days. I'm working on the Tiki-Toa MaoriCannible and find a colony of some kind of insects have colonized the interior of the log too much to try to patch the bugs are long gone but their house remains.
I am having unpleasant reactions to new meds my Dr is trying,, I HATE being a guine pig._)(*^(&*^*%@@#$bleepion drs.
I'll be OK though ina few years.

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