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Mr. Dale....tiki #4, "Mo Moais moving in," page 3
Mr. Dale
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
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From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2004-08-08 2:57 pm   Permalink

Mahalo.............
I've been lurking around over your shoulders for quite some time. Not much of talker but I have spoken up here and there.
But I just gotta tell ya....Some of the work posted on here is really amazing. Benzart, Gecko, L. Surfer, Kiegs, B. Kahuna and the never ending list of others........Ya all are truly inspiring. I mean really. So I've been doing my own carving when I can.
But time is scarce. Between work, new baby boy, young hot wife, old house, big yard and old hot rods, time to carve is extremely rare but Oh so fun.
I sculpt in metal when I can and have sold a few but this wood is a whole new ball game.
And living in landlocked Colorado, pine to carve is plentiful but the people have no idea what the hell a Tiki is. I know Lake Surfer has the same problems but man. If its not the Broncos, canned beer or Skiing, these people just have no clue. Not everbody but most walk by the house and say "Nice..um...totem thing"
But what can ya do? My wife and I are true Tiki freaks and because of the Tiki's in the Yard we are finding the rest of them in Denver who have heard about the house and stop by. They're all excited because they've found out they're not the only ones with the same sickness.
But man if it is a sickness then I want the full disease.
So I'm gonna try and post my two tikis on here. But me and Computers fight more than Tom and Jerry. So I'll do my best.
Criticism gladly accepted. I do most of the bulk of the work with a chain saw, not Kosher to everbody, but thats o.k.
The first Tiki has since lost the white teeth and recieved a dark stain and varnish.
The second has gone to good friend Jay as a birthday present this weekend.
So here ya go....hopefully... and again, thanks for letting me play with ya all. I hope for more to come.




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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-08-08 3:36 pm   Permalink

Hello Mr Dale. The pictures did not come up.
The embedding is correct, but the link from shutterfly is not. Go to shutterfly and open your pictures from the thumbnails when you have the fullsize image then right click on it and click "Properties" with the left mouse button. Then you see the properties box. Point to the address in the middle of the page and RightClick on that. Left click on "Select" from the menu. Now you see the address highlighted. Right click on the address and a menue comes up. slide down to "Copy" and left click on that.
That is what you want to put between embedding codes. I hope this helps because I really want us all to see your work. Thanks for posting and holler if you need more help
The first part of your URL looks correct it is just missing the last part. here is one of mine so you can see the whole back end is missing
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4da20b3127ccebb961fad2cd40000002611

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Mr. Dale
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Posted: 2004-08-10 2:35 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben. Man oh man, my big Tiki Central debut and I feel like someboby slipped a whoopie cushion under me in the middle of church. But you are one of my idols, with your Tropicana works and all. Can't believe this whole internet thing is so cool, just sit and talk and get advise from a cat like you! Man! So I'll try, try, try again........Thanks!

 
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Mr. Dale
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Posted: 2004-08-10 2:40 pm   Permalink

P.S. Sorry, it took so long for me to get back and check this. I'm a busy Daddy and can only play every so often. But I'll get those pictures up a.s.a.p!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-08-10 2:52 pm   Permalink

No problem, just holler if you need any more help. You can always jump on "Chat" too for instant advice.
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Mr. Dale
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Posted: 2004-08-10 2:59 pm   Permalink



Right on! Thanks Ben! So here......is Tiki #1, 4+ feet of angry love.




And here is #2, almost 5 feet of more angry love.

Thanks again for all your help.

But once again, I gotta run, I'll check back tonight!!!!!!!!!!

Right on! wow. it worked!

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Octane
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2004-08-10 4:37 pm   Permalink

i really like the first one he has a cool attitude, and look. good job, don't worry about messing up the pictures i think everyone has trouble the first few times.

great work keep posting them

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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2004-08-10 4:49 pm   Permalink

Very nice!
Thanks for posting!
I really like the frst one too, I think it's the first tiki I've seen with a cleft chin! Very cute
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2004-08-10 9:56 pm   Permalink

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-08-10 10:04 pm   Permalink

Mr Dale I'm Glad you finally got the pic's up. Spectacular for 1 and 2, another top notch carver starts off almost as a master here on TC. Beautiful.
Chip and Andy, I Love carving with the Ficus wood. Very stable , fairly strong, easy to carve, SAVE Me some. I'd love a piece. You are down near the Mai Kai, where Oakland park? My old Stomping grounds.. Make me homesick why dontcha..
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johntiki
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From: MD
Posted: 2004-08-11 12:59 pm   Permalink

Mr. Dale I dig your style - your tikis remind me of the tikis at the Enchanted Tiki Room - the 2nd one really reminds of the Marc Davis' design that's shown in the BOT and that's a good thing!
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Tiki-Toa
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Posted: 2004-08-11 2:29 pm   Permalink

Gotta say man, no matter how you carvin em, keep em comin, that #2 I would love to have in my home. Great work.
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Mr. Dale
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From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2004-08-11 11:21 pm   Permalink

Man, ya all, thanks for all the encouragement (sp?, that doesn't look right, but........oh well) You guys gave this bald Denver dork a smile with your kindness. I mean, what right do I have carving Tikis, except my passion for them since I was just a little kid in Disneyland at the enchanted Tiki room, and my parents flying us off to Hawaii at the impressionable age of 11, except for those two burning memories, what right does some mountain working, cowboy hat wearing guy like me have carving Tikis?
There isn't an ocean or tiki bar within sight for miles around here. I mean I LOVE Colorado, but I just can't bring myself to carve a bear, mountain man or a miner.
Who knows, maybe while I'm carving Tikis in Colo., some cat in Hawaii is carving a bear holding a Coors beer! Wouldn't that be a hoot?!
But I love 'em, always have, its just the mystery and exoticness of it all, ain't it.
Thanks Octane for the encouragement. (there's that Damn word again) I love your work. Really good stuff.
Tikiwahine, that cleft was a bad slip of the grinder that became a good thing. Didn't all the good / bad guys in the sixties movies have cleft chins? Maybe I'm onto something here.
Chip and Andy, Maybe I should change my
name on here to Chip and Dale! That wouldn't be forgotten.
I only take off the "bulk" of the work the chain saw. That is, I take off the biggest pieces with chain and then go to smaller power tools, hatchets, die grinders,
and then chisels and sandpaper. Those cats on here who's work is truly impressive do most or all of thier work with mallet and chisels. They have better control, more patience and more "intimacy" with thier art, than I do. I don't know if intimacy is the proper word to use, but that kinda of explains it. I'm standing up hacking away with a power tool, and while I truly love
the work and the wood and the whole aura of it, Its the cats who spend hours looking and thinking about every cut that really floor me. And looking at thier work. Its shows.
John Tiki........man you're gonna make me cry. What better compliment could ya give than the enchanted room.....wow, cool, thanks.
I don't want to sound like ignorant Colo. hick, but who is Marc Davis and what
is BOT?
But again, thanks.
Tiki toa, that one went to my Buddy Jay for his Birthday. But thank you anyway. I have plenty More ideas in my head.
And Ben, again thank you, one of the true masters of this craft, if ever there was. Not only can you carve like a mean dog, but man, you gotta be the nicest cat I've never met. I've been reading this site for over a year and not once have I heard an unkind word from you. No matter how bad the art or how far off base the idea, you still always give back a little good word. Thanks for just being on here. God love ya.
Man. I just wrote a friggin' book, damn, sorry,
But I gotta go...miss Amy, my beautiful wife is waiting.........


 
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keigs20
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From: WA
Posted: 2004-08-12 10:20 am   Permalink

Mr. Dale truly great stuff. I too am surounded by carvings of bears, salmon, and loggers. Something I just cant get into. The chainsaw is a great tool. I have yet to pick up a chisle. I respect the guys who do. But I still think there is no shame in using a chainsaw. Hope to see more tikis

 
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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2004-08-12 10:36 am   Permalink

Great work Mr. Dale(I had a teacher at school called Mr.Dale so this feels a bit wierd), a chainsaw is just another tool, I don't believe it takes away from the 'soul' of carving. I use an arbotech for rough work, it speeds up the process a lot and saves abit of energy.
BOT is Book of Tiki.
look forward to the next one
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