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My latest carving attempts, Tell me what you think!

Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 6
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2004-10-12 2:31 pm   Permalink

Aloha everyone!

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.

The Newbe

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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
Posts: 599
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.

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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
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

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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
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?

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Joined: May 11, 2002
Posts: 77
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.

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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 489
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-10-18 08:54 am   Permalink

Nice carvings.

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: Calgary
Posted: 2004-10-18 10:25 am   Permalink

Hard to believe those carvings are among your first. Great work!

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