FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving LATSA Picturez! Tiki Table!
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 Next Page )
LATSA Picturez! Tiki Table!
Moondance
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 389
From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-10-17 9:30 pm   Permalink

SurfinTiki-
Wow, great job you did there. I can't wait to see how it is finished. Are you using a satin or gloss varnish?
Wesley


 
View Profile of Moondance Send a personal message to Moondance  Email Moondance Goto the website of Moondance     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
McTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1952
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-10-18 04:11 am   Permalink

Nice Reloy you got there Surfin! Stain him up and post. Sweetness.

 
View Profile of McTiki Send a personal message to McTiki      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10358
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-10-18 04:55 am   Permalink

Welcome back Surfintiki, and with a Super Leroy to boot. Boy, don't we All love to bitch about sanding( Except for those of us who have a live in Sander, not naming names Gary.). It is truely the dirty end of the glamoros job of sculpture. Of course If we were to use more chisels and gouges, there would be Much less need for sanding and grinding, because those tools leave such a nicely finish.
Anyway, NICE Tiki.
_________________
FACEBOOK

 View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
surfintiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-10-18 3:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the props, we are all in agreement...sanding bites!
Benz-I am aware of those that can get that perfect edge from their chisels, and I am forever trying to master that! I am in awe of those tikis I see, where you can tell, that's what they did. Oh well, I keep trying.
I'm out of stain, gotta buy some...still don't know whether to go light, or dark. Still waiting for any suggestions...??
Moondance-don't know yet, I'm out of that too!
_________________
s U r F i N t i k i


 
View Profile of surfintiki Send a personal message to surfintiki  Goto the website of surfintiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Aaron's Akua
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-10-18 10:00 pm   Permalink

Surfintiki, your Reloy looks great. It's super clean with very sharp tight lines for all of the sanding. I'm thinking with all of the ultra-sanding, how would your's look with just a straight varnish or poly finish, no stain? Only you can decide. I'm thinking stain or no stain, light or dark - it's gonna look excellent either way. Way to go, perfect carving.

A-A
_________________

"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
-Pablo Picasso


 
View Profile of Aaron's Akua Send a personal message to Aaron's Akua      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
surfintiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-10-19 06:28 am   Permalink

Thanks AA, that means a lot, coming from the technical master! I'm heavily leaning towards the natural look, no stain.

 
View Profile of surfintiki Send a personal message to surfintiki  Goto the website of surfintiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
surfintiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-10-24 3:23 pm   Permalink

Well, here she is..
finish the sanding...YEAH!!

3 coats of semi-gloss






[

_________________
s U r F i N t i k i


[ This Message was edited by: surfintiki 2008-11-08 17:30 ]

[ This Message was edited by: surfintiki 2008-11-08 17:33 ]


 
View Profile of surfintiki Send a personal message to surfintiki  Goto the website of surfintiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Moondance
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 389
From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-10-24 4:42 pm   Permalink

Very, very nice surfintiki!
I love the natural finish also.
Wes


 
View Profile of Moondance Send a personal message to Moondance  Email Moondance Goto the website of Moondance     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
GMAN
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2005-10-24 5:35 pm   Permalink

ST,

That is awesome! The smooth lines are complimented by the thorough sanding job and clear finish. A very slick tiki with lots of style. Excellent job!

-Gman
_________________


http://www.oceanandislandarts.blogspot.com/

 View Profile of GMAN Send a personal message to GMAN      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
pappythesailor
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1563
From: Mass.
Posted: 2005-10-24 6:14 pm   Permalink

Great work.

 
View Profile of pappythesailor Send a personal message to pappythesailor  Goto the website of pappythesailor     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Aaron's Akua
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-10-25 8:59 pm   Permalink

Excellent finish! I remember receiving some advice on not staining my own Reloy that, at the time, I wish I had taken (thx, bro). There's something about that pic of ol' Leroy standing there with the chainsaw with this huge tiki that just says something about tiki carving. Nice choice and I'm sure there are a few more tiki classics up your sleeves. Can't wait to see them!

Later,

Aaron
_________________

"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
-Pablo Picasso


 
View Profile of Aaron's Akua Send a personal message to Aaron's Akua      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
surfintiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-10-26 1:33 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the replies!
Moondance-Natural was the way to go for this Birch wood for sure.

Gman-I'm glad you think my sanding was thorough!!

Pappy- Thanks!

AA- Thanks. I'm glad I chose the natural, it was a hard choice, I even bought some new stains, but didn't use 'em. But once I put on the first bit of poly, I knew I made the right choice.
Leroy is the MAN. The originator of our reloy! I can't stop loving that monster tiki. Someday I can only hope to come up with as clever a design.
I think I'm slated for a Marq next.
Mahalo


 
View Profile of surfintiki Send a personal message to surfintiki  Goto the website of surfintiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Raffertiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-10-26 2:41 pm   Permalink

Sweet job, Surfin'.

 
View Profile of Raffertiki Send a personal message to Raffertiki  Email Raffertiki Goto the website of Raffertiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
GMAN
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2005-10-26 3:15 pm   Permalink

ST,

Yes, very thorough indeed!


 
View Profile of GMAN Send a personal message to GMAN      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Benzart
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10358
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-10-26 6:27 pm   Permalink

Awesome reloy Surfintiki. You defenitely have the smoothe finish down pat. Many peeps do Not know the pain and hard work that it takes to get that finish so perfectly done like you did it.
Congrats, can't wait to see the next one peeled away.
_________________
FACEBOOK

 View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation