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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
sungod
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Joined: Feb 07, 2003
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From: Tampa Bay/New Port Richey
Posted: 2005-05-24 11:49 am   Permalink

WE REALLY LOVE YOU BEN!!! Great work as always!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-05-24 12:57 pm   Permalink

ALOHA and Thanks to Everyone for all the kind words. There were too many to individually respond to and my fingers are really sore. Typing is difficult when the ends of your main fingers have been pricked by a little prick of a tiki who was nasty until the Very end. I cannot believe how many times he bit me, but I can count 5 fresh ones that are less than 3 days old.. Yes I'll be glad to box him up and send him away. Aaron just watch your fingers.
This piece has been a real learning experience for me in really getting deep detail. The last tall skinny Lono was very difficult but not like this one. Though I love carving mahogany, it is really too soft and splintery to get this kind of detail so next venture like this needs to be a harder wood.
Also I'm going to get some of that green carvers tape for my fingers.
This guy has added lots of pages to this gigantic thread so I will start another one for the next carving but I will put a link for this one in the first page.
Thanks again for all the great response throughout this carving. It's been like a little book I guess that lasted forever.
Mahalos to all.
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-05-24 8:36 pm   Permalink

Holy crap...

Sure there is the whole biting thing, but I don't know how you could sell that! That is some truely awe inspiring carving there dude - well done!

The detail in a piece that size! I have seen bigger pieces with nowhere near as much detail. If you used a star treck style thing and enlargened it to lifesize I beleive it would still look supremely detailed.

I sit here in a mixture of awe, envy, and delight in seeing such a piece of art.

Dude that is awesome.

(jeez this a big thread! )
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2005-05-24 9:01 pm   Permalink

head shaking talking to self in muffled sounds of disbelief

 
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-05-24 10:54 pm   Permalink

Okay, Ben says Lono's in the mail, so now I'm just gonna shuffle around to the back of the line (only 35 on Ben's list right now...). Put me down for one of those fantastic Maori heads when you get to #36, will ya Ben. I'll be waiting patiently. (tap, tap, tap...)

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surfgoof
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Joined: Apr 12, 2005
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From: my surf shak
Posted: 2005-05-25 7:54 pm   Permalink

i love how it's got the curve on it's head. my dad's got a couple of your's and i can't get enough of 'em, keep it up
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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-05-25 9:17 pm   Permalink

Wow! Love it! You really made him come alive. Awesome Ben.

 
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kooche
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Joined: Apr 19, 2003
Posts: 577
From: Los Angeles CA
Posted: 2005-05-26 3:39 pm   Permalink

jeez B

have a damn drink and lay back and celebrate...you deserve it...thanks again for the inspiration...let me know when my number is up again...i am still in line i hope...

you rock!!!
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-05-30 8:05 pm   Permalink

Once again All you guys ROCK. Lono is a well fed happy camper to get so much attention and so much blood.
Got my son all packed up and moved out this weekend so will have the house to myself and Sherry. It will take about a wek to get things cleaned up and rearranged. You know, all the stuff that leaves with the kid leaves me with more room to spread out and CARVE MORE... with in the next few days I'll really be kikkin butt.
Big Mahalos for all the props from Everyone. You guys really know how to make a grown man shed a tear or two.
HappyHappyHappyHappy

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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2005-06-01 6:46 pm   Permalink

Be simply amazing, i have not been on in a while, and know i'm sorry i missed all the great tikis you did. AA is a lucky guy. as always your stuff is as close to perfection as it can get.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-02 6:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks Octane, where you been hiding, it's been awhile.
Glad to have you back and carving too!
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Da Big Haole
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Joined: Apr 09, 2005
Posts: 9
From: The Key Stoned State
Posted: 2005-06-03 10:32 pm   Permalink

Just wanted to say Aloha! and hope to score some of your awesome work for my collection. send me some pictures of your work: sales@tikiplanet.com Mahalo!

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-04 06:09 am   Permalink

Thanks Da Big Haole, and Welcome to TC. I sent you some pix thru shutterfly.
Thanks.
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-06-10 06:23 am   Permalink

Awesome Ben! Just Awesome.

 
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2005-06-13 10:55 am   Permalink

Ben I recieved the #60. Awesome!!! I will wear it with pride brutha.

 
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