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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2004-12-16 9:38 pm   Permalink






stained!

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2 coats of poly, and let there be light!















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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2004-12-16 10:03 pm   Permalink

You newbies kill me. Your work is very fine. Keep it up.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-12-16 11:51 pm   Permalink

Surfintiki, that looks really excellent & clean. Was that 4x4 stock material that you used? What kind of wood?

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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-12-17 05:26 am   Permalink

Surfintiki, you made that look SO Easy. WOW, Nice clean crisp lines, Smooth finish and all around great appearance> Very Well done.
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Mr. Dale
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
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From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2004-12-17 12:21 pm   Permalink

Perfection right from the start, Great job

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2004-12-17 3:22 pm   Permalink

Thanks y'all.
It's basswood, carves REAL easy, but is so soft, it dings too easily. Just have to urethane it good. I still like it though.
I like all the positive support, I remember art school days, where we would tear apart everyone's pieces! It kinda toughened ya. This is great.
AA- counterfeit Leroy looks AWESOME, that's going to be a cool piece hangin around.
Benzy-I finally saw Whale rider, the movie-so much cool carving there, I finally see why you like that style so much. I'm going to eventually try some of those stylings.
Mahalo to all!
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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
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From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-12-17 3:46 pm   Permalink

The stain looks great! Did you use 2 colors? If so you did an excellent job blending!
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-12-17 4:13 pm   Permalink

That jump from step 2 to step 3 is impressive. Nice lamp!

 
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-12-17 9:45 pm   Permalink

Basswood... I bought a chunk early on when I started carving, but abandoned the project. The stock was about half the size of yours for about $15 or so. Somebody told me that basswood doesn't stain well, but obviously it does, 'cause that really looks nice, SnT. Maybe I'll have to salvage that old piece. Thanks for sharing.

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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2004-12-19 11:18 am   Permalink

The stain is the same as I used on my last 2 tikis. Some spots on the basswood absorb differently, so it kinda looks like 2 different stains, but it's just the one.
I can't remember exactly what I paid for the basswood, but it wasn't that much... somethin like $15 for 16" x 28" and 8" wide, I cut it in half lengthways to have 8" x 8", 28" long. Had to drive for 2 hrs to get it though.
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-12-19 5:56 pm   Permalink

What kind of place would have raw wood like this? I went to a local woodcarver's store but they didn't have any wood! Just really expensive tools in display cases. There were three customers waiting to speak to every worker so I didn't ask anyone where the wood is sold.

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2004-12-19 7:38 pm   Permalink

I called around different lumber places and mills, but I believe it was a tip from a guy at a power tool store that told me about this place. Called HK Hardwoods, that's all they sell, I was psyched, but when I got there it was mostly long 2x4's, and some scraps. But plenty of little Cherry and Basswod scraps...not too shabby.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-12-20 1:03 pm   Permalink

Kono,

If you're looking for pre-cut stock, you might think about picking up some redwood. It's not very expensive and finishes up beautiful. I haven't used any yet, but I know Polynesiac has done some really nice carvings using off-the-shelf redwood 4x4.

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Kono
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-12-20 4:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks, I'll try that.

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-01-29 4:21 pm   Permalink

Finally got this one done, not easy with all the holiday hub-bub.







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