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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
kooche
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Posted: 2005-05-03 5:30 pm   Permalink

JESUS CHR*ST that is a lot of hard work...watch those digits man... we are all made of water you know...

looks awesome man...thanks for the cool tutorial!


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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-05-03 9:50 pm   Permalink

Fascinating, Ben. Do you use the power chisel a lot? I find myself chiseling by hand without the mallet a fair amount of the time. I guess that's the next logical step. Does it just sort of vibrate, or have a bit more kick? These step by steps are great. The more detail the better!

Mahalo,

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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:02 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the pics, Ben. It's great to see a master at work, and your step by step pics do just that. It's amazing to me how you pull a finely detailed tiki out of a block of wood!

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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:58 pm   Permalink

You need to put this on dvd and sell it , I would buy it for sure. Those look great so far Ben.

Thanks for sharing.
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2005-05-03 11:30 pm   Permalink

I have to agree, this stuff is great.

One thing that I must mention is that not only are your carving skills amazing but so are your photographs. All of those extreme close up macro shots are well done! Thank you so much for taking the time to step by step document your art.

Truly breathtaking!


 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2005-05-04 10:46 am   Permalink

I now find myself suffering from chisel envy. Mine are not the right size, shape and none of them have a jackhammer action.

Does the chisel tool fit onto a Dremel or is that just for other flexshaft tools?


 
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hankd
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Posted: 2005-05-04 11:50 am   Permalink

very nice... very nice...

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-04 6:01 pm   Permalink

Added anoter 1 or 2 lono's





Sorry there are no step by step but the work I did today was pretty much the same.

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kooche
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Posted: 2005-05-04 6:13 pm   Permalink

the idol is already in the wood ben...you just have to take away the pieces that aren't a part of the god contained within the wood...

man that looks tough...these are going to be beautiful!!!!
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2005-05-04 6:16 pm   Permalink

Now I gotta get a band saw.

 
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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-05-04 6:55 pm   Permalink

We learn something new every day. Thanks Ben.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-04 8:19 pm   Permalink

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Posted: 2005-05-04 19:54

Aaron, the power tool is more powerful than just a vibrator, The action to make it work is Just like Hand-pushing a tool through the wood.
When the chisel is not touching nthe wood, it doesn't move. Press it into the woodand it begins to work. Very easy to control. This tool is made for the fordham flexshaft. There are several standalone models that are very powerful and are the size of a dremel or similar tool. I use it quite often beause it makes the work so easy. Enjoy.

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hala bullhiki
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Posted: 2005-05-04 8:35 pm   Permalink

benz, how did you get the tikis playin poker screen saver???....the new pieces look ace as always!!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-05 3:09 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone, HalaB, that pic was painted by one of our TC artists and I opened it and right clicked on it and chose to "Set as desktop background".
Surfintiki, a bandsaw Really helps a lot, But it can take off too much wood if you aren't careful.
Kooch, I know the tiki is in there, but sometimes it is hard to know which parts to take off. What you have in your head to remove may be different from what the Tiki sees and wants you Not to remove. But you are right, the tiki is there, it just needs to be unwrapped.
Here is todays work, Not much.
This is the most teidious part of carving a Lono. Cutting out all these little holes. It is very difficult and is hard on the hands and fingers. It takes a lot of strength and control, but its nice to have 1 of these guys headdress roughed out.




Here are the tools I used to make all thos little holes

Here are the tools along with the toothpicks used to strengthen eash little point. Those dots are not just decorations and the toothpicks go in about 3/4".



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kooche
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Posted: 2005-05-05 7:21 pm   Permalink

the philosophy about the solid spirit being within dates back to lord knows when...before David that is for sure...addressing that technique was just my attempt at a joke really...like i have the patience to say the ENTIRE alphabet any more...your stuff is so well planned it makes my jaw drop...

you rock sir!
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