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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-02-03 08:24 am   Permalink

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On 2005-02-03 07:15, Benzart wrote:

Sam, Sam, sam, thank you so much. I think if I posted pictures of sawdust, you would like it.





Maybe so, but remember that I do own 3 Benzart pieces. Consider me a diehard fan.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-03 09:02 am   Permalink

Sam, you are one of My Best fans AND Friends too. I'll not forget that!
Thanks.
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Posted: 2005-02-03 11:38 am   Permalink

Put me on the list for something Maori-styled, with the tattoo lines on the face. I figure by the time you get around to mine I will have saved up for it by then.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-03 9:55 pm   Permalink

Tiki-Bot, you are on the list. Thanks for the support.
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2005-02-04 1:08 pm   Permalink

Ben,

Please add me to the list. It's almost embarrassing being added at this late stage, but each carving just seems to have the edge on the last one, and it's been difficult to know when to get listed!

My preference is for one of your patented life-like Maori faces. I'm sure I've said it before, but you're really up there with the top-notch Maori carvers.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-04 3:15 pm   Permalink

Thanks Twood. I don't think the maoris are quite down to my level but I like the comp anyway. You are # 24 on the list. Guess I beter get busy.
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2005-02-04 7:03 pm   Permalink

I think that there needs to be a book that has talented people like Benzart showing how he does what he does. I need to try something like this so I know how faR behind I am.
How much time is general spent on a peice and where do you get your little bits of wood to start with.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-04 8:18 pm   Permalink

Thanks Teakey, The last, square one took me about10 hours to do not counting the several coats of lacquer. Wood i get from everywhere. Some from ebay, some from a local woodcarvers club and some from TC'rs. Look thru these posts and you will see a Lot of "how-to's" and information.

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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-02-05 6:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-02-03 07:15, Benzart wrote:
My list is up to Only 21...



And I count two more after that post. Put me on the list NOW, Ben. I've been waiting way too long to figure out what I want, and at this rate I'll have plenty enough time to deliberate.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-05 8:43 pm   Permalink

Well hello Aaron's Akua, Did you mean you want to be put on my list Right now, or now later, or sometome now. Actually I did put you on my list and you are # 27. I'm not sure what therush is to get on my list, but it seems to be a popular list to have ones name hanging out on. All I can say is Thanks everyone.
At the top of the list are several 12"to 20" pieces which I cannot physically do now so I'll need to rearrange the schedule a bit. I'll do my best to keep the list straight with my physical difficultis interfering the way they are. Also I have been talking to Holden at Tiki Farm and I will be doing Something with them Also, so that may be squeezed in between the list pages here and there, but Everyone will get their benzart. Thanks all,
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2005-02-05 9:39 pm   Permalink

Hey Ben! I love that zebra wood tangaroa you did! Your carvings are so unique...I still love my #14 moai to bits.

WHat size zebrawood piece are you looking for? I might have a piece...pm me when you get a chance

Keep posting - I love checking out your carvings!
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2005-02-15 5:45 pm   Permalink

Hey Benzo

I have been thinking about it since I posted here last. I have been thinking that I would like to be put on the list. I think that it would be one of the most expensive tiki purchases and rewarding too.
I like the Moai's that you do, the best. It would have to be a darker wood with some grain still showing. And the little arch in the neck. Although the tattoo face craving are very well done and probably harder to do, they remind me of a certain childhood figure that is very scary.
My favorite of all the 55+ is the one that you did for Gecko. It makes for a sweet necklace charm. The weight is at the bottom. I usually don't like that figure cause it would make a bad mug cause of the little bodies they usually have. Could you added me to your list but maybe email me the price for a moai or (maybe a Gecko type)? I was thinking that if it was a bigger piece I would like it around a dark kukui nut lei but then probably wouldn't get to wear it as much, so maybe that is a later project. I would like to have something more personal and at the same time would like you to have artist freedom and your interesting sight. What if it was a moai that had my features (long nose dark eyebrows) . Now that I think about it I guest I look like one. I could send a bunch of pics and give you a challange.
I spent one night and looked over all your stuff.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-15 8:19 pm   Permalink

teaKEY, Ihave you on my list. You are # 27 but don't worry, I'll get to itone day. The first 6 or so are large pieces of 12" and up so I will be working on pendants at the same time as thoes guys. I also have some commercial stuff to get out too somewhere in the mix. I'm Really chompin at the bit to get started.
Thanks TeaKEY
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2005-02-16 10:16 am   Permalink

I saw your reply and it got me drawing first thing in the moring. Will post later today. I'm sure that I will only love it more the longer the wait.
With the close-up camera shots you do, its almost like you show us your Benz(art) through your pride full eyes.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-28 9:26 pm   Permalink

Heers another Lesson tiki. thistime most all done withnthe fordham/Dremel except the eye lid cut outs wee done with the trusty hook blade knive.Also used a small v-liner for sone final detail around the eyes and the name on back. I have some new carbide bits and figured this would be a good way to learn how to use them











I promised this one to SpermWhale
This wood is Makore, a Really fine hard wood and it is Beautiful to boot and was sent to me by Tiki Matt, Thanks Tinki Matt.
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