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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
SES
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Posted: 2005-05-01 9:14 pm   Permalink

WOW...

The detail you put into these is amazing.



 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-02 2:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks Kooch and Susane, You both know how an artist thrives on such props, HappyhappyHappy.
#58, the Maori head has a home with polynesiac and the Lono, #59 is on his way to JTD's house.
Thanks to both you guys for waiting so long on my list.I'll be working on whittling it down ASAP.

I started 3 more Lono's today. I'll try to do a lot of step by step pix for you carvers out there who are interested in that sort of thing

Here are the 3. Don't look like much yet, but they will slowly change.












Thats it for today, Thanks for looking.
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Thanatos
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Posted: 2005-05-02 2:22 pm   Permalink

Wow benz. Looks great. You must have steady hands.....

 
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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2005-05-02 2:30 pm   Permalink

Ben,
Don't know how long the list is -- but put me on it!


 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2005-05-02 3:07 pm   Permalink

Wow! One day?

I only have one question - HOW did you make the deep V cuts that swoop to the top?

OK two questions - when are you going to start teaching real classes? I can think of worse things to do than spend a weekend in PSL carving!


 
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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-05-02 3:24 pm   Permalink

Ditto Aloha's 1st question.

Oh, and kindly put me back on the list.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-02 3:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks Thantos, Not a steady hand, just sharp tools.
p-Pop, I have you on the listas requested, Thanks
Alohastat,actually I started laying them out yesterday and did the bandsaw work then too.
For the 4 long, deep, V-cuts, I started with a #5 gouge to the point of pic #1. Then I used a 1/2", 90degree V liner, and then a small sanding drum to get it all evened out and straightened up.
It is easier to remove All this wood before you start cutting the detail. I Didn't use to do it this way and this is much faster And gets better results. For any of you who decide to do one of these, Always start with Oversized uprights for the headdress. You know , the 4 long "Sticks" that form the outside edges of the h-dress. This is because during the process, the sticks will get cut, chipped and will end up much smaller than planned.
If any one has any ?'s, just ask.
When ever you guys want to get together and come down, I'll be glad to show you how to do it right. That is If I remember how to do it right.
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kooche
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Posted: 2005-05-02 3:50 pm   Permalink

DUDE! those are AWESOME!

thanks for sharing...how many folks do you have on the list waiting for those??? you may have another person wanting to do the double down on his second BENZO...i need to get my battery replaced in my light up eyes!!!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-02 4:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks Raffer. you are back on the evergrowing list
Kooche, thanks Your "eyes" take a Garage door opener battery. It should just snap in since it is a regular battery holder. it's like an AA Battery but shorter and I think 12Volt.
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kooche
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Posted: 2005-05-02 4:49 pm   Permalink

oh i held on to the battery for reference...i'll just match it and snap it...for now it hangs from my rear view mirror in my truck...it's good luck for my travels!

i'm serious about getting in line for one of these guys brother...let me in!
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-05-02 5:35 pm   Permalink

Ben-
#59 is a gem! I'd say that it's one of your best. He's larger than the others too isn't he? Pretty soon, you'll be doing huge casino tikis again!
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TikiBud
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Posted: 2005-05-02 6:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-04-29 09:38, Chongolio wrote:
Benz, Your lono is radiating mana. That is so bitchin lookin. The whole look of it is great and that tongue is perfect!



Ben, the Lono tiki's are lookin' great. I need to wonder over to the back of this long line for a BenzArt Lono.

Hope all is well,
Dave
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-02 6:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks again kooch, got you back on the list too.
Sam thanks, he was only about 6" tall, but he had 12" worth of detail. I realy liked him a lot. It was hard to let him go.
I have also started a 12" Tangaroa beer tap handlefor TikiBird who has been patiently waiting. !2" is as big as I can go for now I think.
The lono's are 4", 6", and 71/2" tall.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-02 6:49 pm   Permalink

Here are pix of the 12" tangaroa




I'll be working on this guy this week too and will upload progress shots.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-03 5:08 pm   Permalink

OK, Heres day 2 working on the next Lono's headdress.
Start out marking out all the corners and centerlines so I'll know where the headdress support 'Sticks" are and how large they will be.
Then Start with the 1/2, #5 gouge hooked to the recripricating power chisel. (Its like a little jackhammer in your hands!)




Then define the center of each side with the Power V-liner





Then using a small sanding drum, smoothe out each section of the headdress




Then lay out all the pointed "banana" parts of the headdress(since the headdress looks sort of like a stalk of bananas)


One thing important here, when layong this out, it is Very imperative hat all the points line up vertically and horizantally. If they don't it will be Very obvious and will look like crap. Don't count on the ancient ones to help much here cuz they were poor in the math skilz and you will do better alone if you have this book.

Then with a mini 3/16th straight chisel and the hook knife, begin to remove the notches between each "bananna" part of the headdress


There you have it.

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