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gibgib
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Joined: Oct 20, 2004
Posts: 32
From: Sub-Tropical Australia
Posted: 2004-10-24 07:01 am   Permalink

G'day all

Since discovering this great forum last week I decided to try out carving a Tiki creature.

Yesterday, a tree lopping gang were hard at removing a Eucalyptus tree nearby, so I was able to obtain 2 logs from them.

The size & the type of wood the logs are I read is not ideal at all, however I'm keen & wanted to get started immediately.

This one took about 8 hours to do. I think his nose looks funny (a Frenchman's moe) but what the hey!

I will chip into the other log sometime this week.

As I reside in a subtropical climate, there are palms everywhere, can't wait to try a palm

Anyone else from Australia?









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docwoods
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
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From: outside the windy city
Posted: 2004-10-24 08:21 am   Permalink

Welcome,Gibgib! Terrific first effort-I love the sneaky grin.Keep em coming.

 
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2004-10-24 08:29 am   Permalink

Very cool, and it seems you have a cool yard too! I like the second picture, but how did you get that person to walk on the wall like that?

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2004-10-24 08:29 am   Permalink

real nice Gib...you'll find this is a
great little community...nose looks fine
and he does have a sneaky air about him!


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-10-24 10:04 am   Permalink

Great, GG.

He does have a mischievous look about him, doesn't he? Welcome to TC.

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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5815
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-10-24 12:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-24 07:01, gibgib wrote:
(a Frenchman's moe) but what the hey!



Killer first Tiki Gib!
Welcome!
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-10-24 12:46 pm   Permalink

AGAIN Another First carving comes out great. Looks fantastic, especially for the first try. Can't wait to see more.
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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-10-24 1:10 pm   Permalink

Great tiki! Man I wish I could carve, only in my dreams.

 
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gibgib
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Joined: Oct 20, 2004
Posts: 32
From: Sub-Tropical Australia
Posted: 2004-10-26 04:05 am   Permalink

Thanks for the encouragement you lot

I punched out another one this arvo. 4.5 hours for this one.

I think he is better but haven't sorted out what to do with his eyes. The eyes are drawn on at the moment as the whole Tiki's appearance is greatly affected by what I do with the eye dots

Any suggestions for a cheeky, just told a funny joke look?

There must be a knack for highlighting with paints & burning.
My first one I think I ruined a bit (not shown).
At a glance, you aren't immediately sure of what you are looking at, mouth/ teeth are not prominant.

Anyway here's the latest:










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gibgib
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From: Sub-Tropical Australia
Posted: 2004-10-26 04:13 am   Permalink




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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-10-27 1:22 pm   Permalink

Looks great GG. Love your back yard.

 
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gibgib
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Joined: Oct 20, 2004
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From: Sub-Tropical Australia
Posted: 2004-10-28 04:53 am   Permalink

Thanks Aaron!

I like your "concrete" style carvings in another post.
It doesn't look like there is a distributer for that stuff in Aussie

We do have LOTS of palms so I can't complain.
Could be a bit pricey to send you some stumps
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-10-28 1:38 pm   Permalink

Hi gibgib,

That post was way back! I've got more palm stumps now than I know what to do with, all stuffed under my porch.

There's a guy who goes as Gavtiki on TC, but hasn't posted here in a long time. He lives in Melbourne, and has done a lot of carvings with AAC block. Here's some links to his work:

Quote:

On 2004-07-09 15:39, freddiefreelance wrote:
Here's some links to gavtiki's posts:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=8929&forum=7&vpost=90348

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=8948&forum=7&vpost=90570

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=7947&forum=1&vpost=79294




Maybe he can find some local AAC suppliers for you. I've had some correspondence with him in the past. I'll email him about this & Cc you on it.

This post has more than you want to know about AAC block:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=10055&forum=7&6

If you get ahold of some of this stuff, just make sure and put lots of concrete sealer on it before you put it in your garden.

And post pics...

Cheers!

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gibgib
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Joined: Oct 20, 2004
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From: Sub-Tropical Australia
Posted: 2004-10-29 06:09 am   Permalink

Yes Aaron, I like posting pics hope this page isn't too heavy!

Thanks for the links for AAC. I'll play around with wood for a bit & perhaps look at carving an AAC piece later.

These stumps are starting to crack so I am pretty much going to let these 2 tikis be.
No use in wasting material applying a sealer.

I did apply some paint colours & chiseled some more. The moe had to go
I will follow through properly on my next palmwood tikis...

Blue herons eating our goldfish....Watch Out!




Moeless tiki




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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
Posts: 1091
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2004-10-29 06:44 am   Permalink

Hey gibgib,good work.
I'm going to be out your way next month, mainly down in Sydney but will be up round Brisbane for a few days. I'm going to be doing afew carvings whilst there and would be good to get some palm if theres any spare.
Be good to meet up anyway.
Keep chipping away.
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