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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-02-28 9:48 pm   Permalink

I can see that new finger is working just fine!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2005-02-28 10:09 pm   Permalink

Top notch Ben!
Good to see you full-on again!


 
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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2005-03-03 11:38 am   Permalink

Thanks Ben-
It looks great and I am looking forward to get this guy in the mail.
Later,
Spermy


 
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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2005-03-03 9:54 pm   Permalink

The amount of detail on these is truly stunning. I look at your carvings for insperation all the time.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-03-14 11:49 am   Permalink

Seems like it has been forever since my last piece. Heres # 57 done in Zebra wood. he's 4" long by 1 1/4 deep by 7/8" wide.









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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2005-03-14 12:10 pm   Permalink

Looks great, as always. Love the grain, very nice colors.

 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2005-03-14 12:13 pm   Permalink

Swweeeeet Moai! No loss of talent Ben, in fact it would appear that the break did you well indeed. Isn't zebrawood very dense?

I hookbladed some oak recently and it was discouraging until I spent enough time with it.

Your #57 is awesome sir.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-03-14 12:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks Rodeo and McTiki.
Yes the Zebrawood is very dense and I carved Most of this with Power tools. I chipped up 2 new hook blades doing the mouth alone. There is No finish on this piece, it's just polished and buffed.
Thanks again
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-03-14 12:22 pm   Permalink

That's a beautiful piece, Ben - the grain, surface, and design. It doesn't need any varnish. It's great to see that you're back in the saddle.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-03-14 5:06 pm   Permalink

Thanks Sam, I'm getting there. Yes this one looks fine with no varnish or lacquer. I like it as it is.
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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2005-03-14 6:13 pm   Permalink

Hey Ben-
I love the Zebra wood and the design is amazing!!! Keep up the great work!!! Oh yeah #56 says Hi!! Thanks for the pic's.
Later,
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-03-14 7:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks Spermy, Tell #56 he better behaveor you'll shave him a little short between the ears. and then tell him Hi.
Sounds lke he's doing OK there, must be happy.
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hala bullhiki
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Posted: 2005-03-14 7:46 pm   Permalink

beautiful benz......similar to my number 48, but that wood.....WOW!

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-03-14 9:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-03-14 11:49, Benzart wrote:





I love how the grain accentuates all of the contours like a stylizd illustration. I know mine's coming up soon & getting excited!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-04-07 05:12 am   Permalink

Well, back to work a Little bit early don't tell my doc.
Had to do a mini Mug for TikiJungle






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