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New Palm Frond
AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2014-01-17 07:22 am   Permalink

Carved Palm Frond #2. OK not tiki, but close.



 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2014-01-20 07:23 am   Permalink

You guys with the palm fronds are killing me. Those are awesome!

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2014-01-20 4:38 pm   Permalink

Nice frond carves guys, 'bout time you tried some. What palms are you using? I like the Foxtail palm best.

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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2014-01-21 08:17 am   Permalink

I apologize Benz, when you were carving these I thought to myself that it was your skill that made the fronds look so good - that why I never tried one. The first one I did was a green Chinese Fan Palm (too wet), the second was one that Will gave me (just right), the one I'm doing now is another from the Chinese Palm (only this one is dry). I have several Foxtail Palms in my yard and will give them a try when they drop a frond. Here's the latest.


 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-01-21 12:26 pm   Permalink

these fronds are killer!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2014-01-28 08:18 am   Permalink

Definitely an Underused and overlooked media, I want to try some Coconut palm fronds of Size, might be fun.Really glad you and Will finally took the plunge.

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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2014-01-28 08:32 am   Permalink

I've looked at the Coconut fronds and I'm not convinced. Will has a Royal frond that looks very promising. The issue is when they dry out - some split, some shrivel into nothing, and some become very rigid. I have a Foxtail that is about to shed a large frond - I'm looking forward to trying one of those. I also want to try a Royal. The palm fronds have re-ignited my desire to whittle with my hook blade and Xacto. They are soft enough to be fun, hold good detail and are overly abundant around SFL.

 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2014-01-31 06:39 am   Permalink

OK - so I'm hooked! The fronds are too much fun and the more you do the better you get. Some are better than others - I'm doing some experimenting with different species of palm (I have Foxtail, Coconut, Bismark, Royal, Triple-leaf, curly Q...). There are so many different types of palms in SFL its difficult to name the species. My latest came from WillCarve - he seems to have figured out a good source.



 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-01-31 08:11 am   Permalink

Excellent work as always Aloha!

 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2014-02-14 08:57 am   Permalink

Continuing with the palm fronds. I carved this while watching the Olympics.


 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2014-02-14 08:59 am   Permalink

Here's #4 finished


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2014-02-14 2:07 pm   Permalink

Awesome stuff Tom!

 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2014-02-19 07:39 am   Permalink

I'm sticking with the palm fronds for a while. I have several ideas rolling around in my head - here's one.




 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2014-02-25 1:07 pm   Permalink

The mermaid is all done - I just need to take final photos. here's an image before final finishing.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2014-03-02 6:03 pm   Permalink

Tom, You are really doing some Fine stuff with the palm Fronds, I'm Really glad you took the plunge and I'm really interested in seeing the results of other species.

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