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Carving Shack Yard coming into shape finally...Pics
tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-08-04 11:56 am   Permalink

Well the yard is really coming into shape this season. All the "Rain trees" I planted have grown about 4' since March believe it or not. The elephant ears are just looking awesome as well as the bananas and canas. It's really starting to look pretty tropical. Nice eye candy for when I'm carving in the shack..........It's not Costa Rica, but it'll do in a pinch;)










 
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Moki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 357
From: San Diego
Posted: 2004-08-04 11:59 am   Permalink

Looks great. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing
Aloha


 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2004-08-04 12:06 pm   Permalink

looks terrific, but where's the tikis ??? I don't believe you don't keep some tikis you're carving...

 
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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
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From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-08-04 12:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks. Believe it or not....I have been carving for over a year and a half now and I still do not have one for myself yet. I laid claim to one, but eneded up selling it to the "Oakley" Headquarters Showroom in California. Kinda got talked into it...oh well, they'll be more...See pics of it below:






 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-08-04 1:10 pm   Permalink

Now that's a nice tiki. This one has a real original style and reminds me of tattoo art. Very nice use of different stains/shades. Did you have any trouble with the stains bleeding over? Any special trick to applying it? What kind of stains & finish did you use?

I drive by that Oakley headquarters every day on my way to and from work - I will have to stop & pop my head in some time. Is it in the public lobby?

I've also sold all of my first tikis & am trying to get some done for my backyard, which is also tropical, but not as heavy foliage as yours. Your yard looks great - you could be in Tahiti or Hawaii from the photos.

Do you have any other work to post? Or a link to your other stuff?


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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3382
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2004-08-04 1:20 pm   Permalink

Very nice Gary! I've been wondering what you've been up to these days...

How much does a Banana Plant go for around you? I had my eye on a few up here at garden centers... figured I'd put it outside and then move it in in winter... the prices they charge for tropicals here is outragous. For now I settle with my date palm, Bird of Paradise and Hibiscious... maybe I'll pick some plants up on the way back from Hukilau...

'Cane season warming up... good surf in Brevard last week... hoping for some in late Sept.

Keep up the good work... carving and planting!

Aloha!


 
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Bamboo Dude
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Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Posts: 164
From: Orange Countiki, CA
Posted: 2004-08-05 05:17 am   Permalink

Nice looking habitat ya got there Tikifreak! Just the sort of place for an endangered species to thrive. You are a talented carver, and fortunate to have such beautiful gardens...a little slice of paradise!

Aloha


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-08-05 08:51 am   Permalink

TikiFreak, Looks so tropical peeps will think you love in Florida.. Oops you Do..hahaha.seriously the only thing it needs is tikis and more tikis and also a few tikis. Nice work. You are like me, I Never had any of my own work until I quit and I had 1 Pelican and someone gave me back a mask so I would have something..
Make yourself a few pieces and hang "Not For Sale" signs on them so you will have them..
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diesel tiki
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Joined: Dec 17, 2003
Posts: 85
From: sultry south arlington,tx
Posted: 2004-08-05 09:30 am   Permalink

Fantastic gardens!!But what exactly is a "rain tree"?
L.S. i have a few tropicals here in Texas I can ship you..maybe a trade?
My banana tree that I planted last year has about eight suckers growing around it.I also have plenty of hardy hibiscus seeds,cannas(red,coral and orange with green leaves and all red cannas),elephant ears,daylilliesand rose of sharons.
Drop me a line or post a reply
greg


 
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