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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2005-05-05 7:28 pm   Permalink

Love the Lono's Benz!
BTW-I'm flattered you're using my painting as yr screensaver.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-05 7:53 pm   Permalink

Hey Slacks, Its YOU, Ever since Bula hiltiki noticed it in the post i have been trying to find the post from where I copied it for a desktop. That pic has SO Much inspiration for me anyway and I love seeing it all day on my twin desktops. Thanks,
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Posted: 2005-05-06 3:52 pm   Permalink

Here is the latest update of this bloodthirsty tiki. He has bitten me only 6 times in the last 3 days. Nothing major, bandaids only for some and none for others.













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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-05-06 4:35 pm   Permalink

I think it's the radical curvature that's going to set this one apart. Still, it's too soon to tell. I can't wait to see it finished, but love seeing the progression of pics as well.
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No Clue
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Posted: 2005-05-07 08:55 am   Permalink

Watching this tiki come to life is a wonderful thing. Thanks Benzart for sharing your progress and educating us.

 
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Posted: 2005-05-09 05:55 am   Permalink

Benz...you have the patience of a saint. These are wonderful. Your work is so small and detailed. Really fabulous. I looked for you this weekend...you weren't there? Anyway. Terrific little tikis!
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SCTikiShack
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Posted: 2005-05-09 5:45 pm   Permalink

Benzart,

Excellent tiki, I love how animated the latest one looks. So far it could be a tiki cartoon character. The detail you get out of such a small piece is amazing. The wood you are using must be very hard and seasoned.
Have you ever tried seasoning a log under vacuum? I heard that in a vacuum chamber you can dry a log in a week. Keep on carving I know you have orders to fill.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-09 6:32 pm   Permalink

Raffertiki, Thanks for the props. Here is the #'s 61 and 62 progress reports. They are both coming along slowly it seems

No Clue, thanks , I imagine if this is your first time watching a tiki being born, it is magical and special


BEachin Thanks for the props, patience is one thing I get stretched thin at times, These small pendants Have to have a lot of detail on them because they are seen from so close that everything shows up rather rargely so I need a high degree of finish and deep detail


Thanks SCTikiShackI appreciate your comments. Most of the wood I use has been Kiln dried and is faairly hard. These are mahogany which is called a Hardwood, but is actually fairly soft and "Chippy" and difficult to get detail from, but it can be done with sharp tools and being always aware of wherre the grain of the wood is going. I usually try to get a bit of animation going as I prefer not to have the piece standingnstraight at attention with no movement. Sometimes that is all you can have and if you work at it there will be no issues,.











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Thanatos
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Posted: 2005-05-09 6:43 pm   Permalink

Benz,,, It looks great. We really got to get together one day for drinks....

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-05-09 10:37 pm   Permalink

Ben - I love the curve that these guys have. It seems to give them motion... VERY cool!
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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2005-05-09 10:41 pm   Permalink

One word "WOW"

 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2005-05-10 05:01 am   Permalink

Utter sweetness Ben. I Love these. Facinating detail and sharpness! Thank you sir!

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Posted: 2005-05-10 06:20 am   Permalink

Benz,
Once again your work is incredible. If somehow, sometime I can make it on to your mile long list, please add me.
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-05-10 9:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-06 15:52, Benzart wrote:
Here is the latest update of this bloodthirsty tiki. He has bitten me only 6 times in the last 3 days.



Hey Ben, I asked you to put some excellent Benzart carving mana in my tiki, but don't get caried away. Blood sacrifice is not required!

It's a real pleasure watching them take shape. A lesson in itself for us, well, less advanced carvers... When you think you're done, you're not done. Add a little more detail, the twinkle in the eye, the snarl in the lip, the bloodthirsty twitch... this is what we should all do to make our tiki gods more godlike. Mahalo for the fine step by step examples, Ben.

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Tiki G.
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Posted: 2005-05-12 09:16 am   Permalink

Wow, and the scary thing is that we know you can do this kind of detailed work on a larger scale as well. As large as you want or as large as your body will let you I might add.......

Awesome looking stuff Benz. You are a very talented man.


 
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