||My latest carving attempts, Tell me what you think!
Joined: Aug 22, 2004
From: Orlando, FL
|Posted: 2004-10-12 2:31 pm  Permalink|
I am back, and just wanted to let you guys know what I have been up to. Last I updated everyone I had started to finish my first palm stump tiki. He is #9 and is guarding my fishpond.
I got into smaller things. With Benzart doing those unbelievable masks, I decided to mess with smaller projects for awhile. (not to mention lifting those palm logs through my back out).
Here a a few of the small tiki's that I have done. I have no where near the detail Benzart does, but I like the small undescript look.
These are a few of the later ones:
These started when the neighborhood kids all wanted me to carve them something. I carved these faces with a dremel tool and a carbide bit.
Then, with those finished, I got the bug to go big again. I laid the 4' palm log down and started. This time I used the chainsaw to remove the bark in the area that I wanted to work with. I do have to say that I will never remove bark another way! Man was that easier. I then started cheating and using an angle grinder with a sandpaper disc setup. I removed most of the wood with chisles and did the "finishing" with the angle grinder. He isnt' done yet, but I think he is coming along well..
You guys have been a huge inspiration, and you might see that in some of my work. I appreciate any and all thoughts about the work, even suggestions to make it better.
[ This Message was edited by: tikinewbe on 2004-10-12 14:31 ]
Joined: Feb 29, 2004
From: outside the windy city
|Posted: 2004-10-12 2:38 pm  Permalink|
Tikinewbe,those are terrific!I especially love the last one with the pineapple in his mouth-VERY distinctive!Keep up the good work.
Joined: Jan 21, 2004
|Posted: 2004-10-12 3:33 pm  Permalink|
Looking good, pretty soon you will have to lose the newbie name. I dont think using power tools is cheating, look at it as time managment. Keep posting progress
Joined: Apr 15, 2004
From: Springfield, Ohio
|Posted: 2004-10-12 4:20 pm  Permalink|
I love the highly polished finish of those little Moais! Those palms are awsome too! Do you have plans to sell your work on ebay?
Joined: May 11, 2002
From: Brentwood CA
|Posted: 2004-10-17 10:12 pm  Permalink|
About using current technology, remember even the ancient Hawaiians left the stone tools behind when iron tools became available around 1800.
Joined: May 02, 2003
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
|Posted: 2004-10-18 08:54 am  Permalink|
Joined: Oct 02, 2003
|Posted: 2004-10-18 10:25 am  Permalink|
Hard to believe those carvings are among your first. Great work!