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A small carving and a Memorial project
8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2004-09-18 09:35 am   Permalink

Here are some other views for you Aaron.



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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2004-09-18 8:41 pm   Permalink

Sweet! I like that crown thingy. And the body. I'd love to do a tiki that's not all head. Great work. Hope there's another on the way.
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2005-02-10 9:35 pm   Permalink

I just finished an overhaul of a vintage piece from the Phillipines which I aquired from Tikijackalope. You may remember he got many of the decorative pieces from the Aloha restaurant after it closed. This a 3 figure tiki totem pole type wall plaque. It was originally on the wall of the restaurant in one of the booths where you sat for dinner.
Here is a picture of it after he picked it up.


I believe he got 3 of these plaques and each of us (the 3 new owners) have each had to try to remove many years of restaurant grease and dust from the figures and framework. It took me many hours to scrub and scrape each part but I like the result of the finished restored piece. This is how it looks today:



I decided to remove the red material background and paint it orange with a walnut stain over that. I bet it looks better on my wall than in that restaurant !

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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-02-12 5:51 pm   Permalink

That looks like it was a lot of hard work and the end result is really great. It must have been like looking for buried treasure, going thru the guunk to find the gold undernr=eath it.
cool.
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2005-06-06 9:24 pm   Permalink

Here's a new addition to the yard. I bet some of you have one of these too. I always liked those sign posts like they had on M*A*S*H. So I got to thinking about what to put on one and at first I was going to put Hololulu, Fiji, New Zealand etc. Then Mrs.8FT suggested we use the names of classic tiki bars. SO I was out hitting a few yard sales and found this guy selling some really long clothes hanger poles. He had used them in his childrens clothing resale shop and he had recently retired and closed the shop. Then I found another sale which had a bunch of new cedar roof shingles. I paid a total of $1.50 and got the whole family to help paint and prepare the signs. I thought it would look better if we used the actual logos or "fonts" of the bar names instead of just using block letters. We used mapquest to find the mileage from our address to each tiki location. Then as a topper, I got out an Orchids of Hawaii broken mug I received in the mail awhile back.
Then I assembled it and got this:







(Mr. 8FT tiki shown actual size)
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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2005-06-06 9:30 pm   Permalink

Thats a great idea.
must have been fun to get the whole family in on a tiki project.

Mahalo for sharing.


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-06-07 09:47 am   Permalink

Very nice work, 8ft. Thanks for posting.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-06-07 09:53 am   Permalink

Nice direction signs, 8Ft, are the mileages correct? neat addition to a cool tiki.
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2005-06-07 3:20 pm   Permalink

Benzart, just to clarify,the sign post is not coming out of the tikis head, although that is a cool idea! It is actually set into the ground a couple of feet behind him. The mileages are correct. But remember, I'm a typical guy who has a problem with measuring things!
After all, I call myself 8FT !

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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-06-07 5:32 pm   Permalink

The signpost is a neat idea. If you want to add "Raffertiki's Place" I'm about 1256 miled due east.
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-06-09 09:13 am   Permalink

I love the sign post! I'm going to have to steal that idea for my bar. I wonder if it would have the same effect indoors?
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2005-06-09 09:26 am   Permalink

Finkdaddy, a buddie of mine did a sign post inside and it looked great. Only his pointers directed you to the bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms, pool and toilet. Oh yeah, there was one more - "if lost, stop drinking!"

 
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flacookz
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Posted: 2005-06-09 09:30 am   Permalink

Every time my family takes a vacation... we collect a piect of wood or something to attache to the post. Memory are sparked everytime i look at it.
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2005-06-19 9:20 pm   Permalink

Got about 5 of these 2-3 foot pine logs awhile back. I decided to try a moai on the first log and I just finished it up. Here's a few photos.

Finished with carving and ready for sanding.

Sanding completed.


Decided to have a custom stain color mixed and go with a bit less traditional hue.


Last step was to apply a polyurethane to protect it from the elements.


I would have liked it if the crack was on the backside but it could have been worse I guess.
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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2005-06-19 9:31 pm   Permalink

Nice work 8foot, I really like the blue and how the grain shows thru. They sell colored stain at a "u finish it" wooden furniture store here. I have been a little hesitant to try it , but after seeing your blue moai I am gonna get me some.

 
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