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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-23 7:51 pm   Permalink

Well I Finally have some pix of the Lono #61 complete, Finished as in Done, as in "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone. This one has taaken foreverThanks for all the incouragement I got from all you TC'rs, you guys are great.



























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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-05-23 8:15 pm   Permalink

Bravo Ben, Bravo..

 
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-05-23 8:23 pm   Permalink

Incredible work Benzart! One day I'll get the courage to try one with a head dress. Until then, I'll just admire yours.


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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-05-23 9:53 pm   Permalink

Hey Ben- This guy truly kicks butt! You know, by the way you've spoken of your experience carving him, it sounds like he really does kick butt. The detail is fantastic down to his whitened pearly whites. I'll bet you'll be glad to stuff him in a box and send him off! Lovely work anyhow!


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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-05-23 10:00 pm   Permalink

simply put "awesome"...kirby

 
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tikimecula
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Joined: Apr 27, 2004
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From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2005-05-23 10:05 pm   Permalink

INCREDIBLE!

 
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-05-23 10:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much Ben - Nina & I can't wait to get him! He will be in the display case under the lights for sure. Now maybe some of my friends who don't really "get" tiki finally will. It's too hard to explain, so I'll just show 'em my little piece of Benzart Mana & they'll understand.

What detail and effort. This must truly be one of your best pieces yet! The repeated diamond patterns, pearly white chompers, lifelike hands & feet (with nails!), the different color stains, & that HEADPIECE all attest to your incredible carving skills. I could go on & on, but instead I'll just say

MAHALO!

Aaron
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-05-24 01:06 am   Permalink

Words fail me Ben... a truely beautiful and animated piece. A master right here among us.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-05-24 04:48 am   Permalink

looks like this guy is ready to pounce into
partying at A-A's house...great detail...love the feet...and everything else.


 
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foamy
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2005-05-24 04:53 am   Permalink

Hey, Ben. Wow. Very nice.

 
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Tiki G.
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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From: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Posted: 2005-05-24 04:53 am   Permalink

Amazing Ben. You continue to astonish my eyes. Beautiful work.

Aaron you have a masterpiece there. Display it well......

G.


 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-05-24 05:24 am   Permalink

I'm sure Lono is thrilled.

The rest of us will just have to keep practicing.


 
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-05-24 05:24 am   Permalink

Good lord Ben, what can I say that hasn't been said. Almost makes me want to throw away all my knives. You have truely outdone yourself. Amazing.
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2005-05-24 09:02 am   Permalink

Cool Ben, I love how this carving has has " attitude and humor " shinning trough it!

 
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cheekytiki
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Posted: 2005-05-24 10:28 am   Permalink

Ben, that is fantastic, you're a true inspiration, thankyou.


 
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