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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-11-11 5:55 pm   Permalink

Tikis are in order of first to most recent....

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Tiki No. 1 (AAC Block)
Moai





This tiki was made from a block of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)

For everything you would want to know (and more) about this material,
SEE THIS POST.

For examples of tools that work well for AAC carving, SEE THIS POST

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Tiki No.’s 2 and 3 (AAC Block)
Moai and Original Design







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Tiki No. 4 (Palm)
Original Design






For the complete story of how this tiki went from this:

To this:

SEE THIS POST

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Tiki No. 5 (Mexican Fan Palm)
Small Scale Replica of Leroy Schmaltz's Famous Tiki, Book of Tiki - Page 242








The recreation of this famous tiki sent me down several interesting paths... from some local Urban Archaeology (sad ending and all ), to the discovery of all of the other wonderful and creative Leroy interpretations by many of our very own TC artists.

To see all of the above, plus step-by-step documentation of how my "Reloy" went from this...

To this...

SEE THIS POST.

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Tikis No. 6 & 7 (Ficus)
"Leroy & Bob"




"Leroy"

If this looks familiar, it’s an exact copy of Reloy. I gave the original away, so I had to make another one for us. The original was palm, & this one’s Ficus. I always thought Ficus was a houseplant, but as a tree, it’s really good carving wood.




Here’s a close up of the grain. This log had some gorgeous spaulting.



"Bob"

And what good is Leroy without Bob?




Bob came from fresh cut log from my friend Jason’s yard. The tree had toppled in a rainstorm, but somehow managed to miss the house. Leroy’s tree was cut down about a year and a half earlier and sat out in the elements. The grain and color are a lot different, though they're both Ficus.



Could there be another carver in the family?



For info on my tools & methodology SEE THIS POST

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Tiki No. 8
Carved Interpretation of Sam Gambino's "Hypnotiki" Painting












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Tiki No. 9
Lono



























For the whole process, check my "Stuff I'm Working On" post.

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Tiki No. 10 (White Pine)
"Coon-Tang"









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Tiki-ish Carving No. 11 (Blood Wood)
"Monsterra Leaf"



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Tiki Carving No. 12 (Composite Pine Board)
"A-A's TC Avatar Sign"



Cheers!

A-A

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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2004-11-11 6:55 pm   Permalink

great tiki...A-A....you are an inspiration
for me to work harder...and to apply additional layers of poly...this guy
is practically alive with the "sheen"...
it's great to see the stuff that all the
tiki centralites are doing....


 
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Peterdragon
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Joined: Nov 05, 2004
Posts: 18
From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-11-11 8:27 pm   Permalink

After looking at all the great tiki's I went back and reworked some of my first attempts and came in feeling really great but now after seeing these you are defiently sending me back to school. I am totally amazed!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-11-11 9:17 pm   Permalink

Aaron's. the final on this really looks great, I think we need to name you our official librarian for the way you organize links and stuff like that, Oh, by the way, your last tiki has a tooth that is a Little crooked, could you fix that please and be sure to document the steps.
Seriuosly your step by steps are the best on TC, keep it up,You 'da man

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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-11-12 1:21 pm   Permalink

VERY fine work, AA!

 
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McDougall
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Joined: May 02, 2003
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-11-12 1:36 pm   Permalink

That's some great work, I really dig the Palm.

 
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McDougall
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Posted: 2004-11-12 1:36 pm   Permalink

That's some great work, I really dig the Palm.

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-11-13 7:16 pm   Permalink

Hey man!
hard to believe this is your first foray into palm carving!!! He looks really good - the dual colored stain effect looks great on this guy!

I dig that you used tile to mix it up a bit!

sharpen those chisels, my friend, cuz we can't wait to see the next one!
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-11-13 11:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the support, guys!

Conga, I really like that last carving of yours. You guys that manage to paint, carve & mix it up never cease to inspire me.

Same for you, Peter-D. That's some wild stuff you're cookin' up in the "lab". Hope you get ahold of that AAC...

Ben, it's in my nature. You should see my spreadsheets at work - scary stuff! BTW, the teeth are all crooked, but don't tell anyone...

Congrats on the mug, Sam. It's great to know that Holden is watching this Forum looking for all of the new talent. I'm gonna get one of them mugs for sure!

Thanks McDougall! Thanks McDougall! I'm working on getting some of that mahogany that we talked about.

Polynesiac came by my place to trade some AAC blocks for palm, and that's when I showed him the first outlines for this tiki. It's just great to meet & make friends with some of the other TC artists. Thanks for all the PM's, Jim.

Hell, you guys are all invited to my place for mai-tais! Come on over!

Cheers!

Aaron

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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-11-14 10:30 am   Permalink

Benzart's rite...you show so much of each step of your work in easy to follow incr..hey..(incremanTiki) that it removes the exotic mystery you would have if you just unvailed a piece.

Very giving of you...many artists don't care to have thier secrets and steps made public. You have not only done that, you facilitate others joining in anyway they can.

Try as I might to not start carving I see these posts of yours like visual tiki-pills, and doze of at night with visons of myself (upper torso only)prortuding from a mound of chips working on some crazy new thing.

You are to tiki carving what Sally Sturthers is to starving Africans, only we like you.



 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2004-11-15 2:05 pm   Permalink

Sally Struthers?!!???? Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Only Gigantalope could successfully compliment someone with a Sally Struthers analogy!

Along with my little ohana, I met the Big G (Paul) & his lovely wife Deb last weekend. We exchanged Madrone logs, orange marmalade & some lively discussion. I'll tap his extensive knowledge of beer, art and Shinola when we meet again (soon, I hope). Thanks for the comps, G!


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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2004-11-15 2:08 pm   Permalink

For anyone who's interested, Tiki No. 4 is now showing at the TIKI MARKETPLACE.

A-A

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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-02-16 4:38 pm   Permalink

Tiki No. 5 added to the first post, first page of this topic.



Thanks for the eyeballin' and feedback!

A-A

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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-02-16 4:52 pm   Permalink

Oh I LOVE him Aaron, super job!
Hec, I love everything you've done.

Can't wait to see what's next!
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2005-02-16 4:57 pm   Permalink

Arons-
That is a beautiful Job!!! Thanks for posting pic's!!
Later,
Spermy


 
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