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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
AlohaTexasTikiCo
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Joined: Dec 19, 2014
Posts: 83
From: Houston
Posted: 9 days ago; 6:05 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work. Love it!

 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 907
Posted: 8 days ago; 6:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-02-21 16:15, nicework wrote:
Conga today was the first time i scrolled through your work its very inspiring .



I still remember the first time I happened upon page one of your thread Conga. No one puts more "spirit" into a piece that you IMO. They have the same emotional impact on me as the pieces I see in the museums. Always a fan!


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3203
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 7 days ago; 09:03 am   Permalink

One of my favorite carvers on TC for sure.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2486
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 7 days ago; 10:05 am   Permalink

Wow, thanks AlohaTT, Amate and Hiltiki, you're gonna make me blush.

I appreciate your kind words, Amate, and I do try to make my pieces a
little spiritual, mysterious, etc.

Hiltiki, what can I say, I'm honored that you own one of my works

And, more "tiki" on the way soon!



 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 970
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 6 days ago; 08:10 am   Permalink

Love all the negative space in this one conga.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2486
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 6 days ago; 5:59 pm   Permalink

Thanks Cy, actually I think I have more negative space than positive space in this one. I will have to post another pic to illustrate the point.

Anyhow, I am working on a nice chunk of cedar, and hoping to come up with something that has elements of tiki and what some of us might call tiki modern, I'm sure you've read the book





Also want to say this the "carving" thread seems to be getting fun again, sorta like the old days. If any of you other old timers are still around...chime in once in a while.



 
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nicework
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Joined: Sep 15, 2014
Posts: 214
Posted: 5 days ago; 04:06 am   Permalink

Looking forward to see the progress. I see that your a chisel guy. When carving Ice I was a old school chisel guy,
Every body switch to power, when carving Ice they have bits today that mimic chisels , Using chisels with Ice is easy because its like a shaving action, Chisels with wood is hammering and time consuming, But looking at your work the end results are very rewarding,

I thank you for the incoragement,


 
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