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Tomu-Tiki
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Joined: Jan 11, 2005
Posts: 7
From: Glendale, California
Posted: 2005-01-12 10:29 am   Permalink

Hello everyone!
I am so happy to find this forum, and to discover that I am not the only person out there who has this insane, uncontrollable desire to carve these wonderful Tikis!
Truly, I feel as though I'm possessed by some odd unseen force which compels me to create them!

I started Tiki carving about two months ago as a favor to my wife, (who has always been a Tiki fanatic,) and after my first creation, I found myself unexpectedly driven like a madman to make more and more!
This is the most fun I have ever had in my life I must say, and there is no end in sight!

Here is a link to my humble offspring:

http://tom.la.hosting.com/tomutiki/

(server is a bit slow)

Please advise me on how I can make these better, or what you like, dislike about them.
I need all the advice I can get~! LOL!

Thank you all,
In friendship,
Tomu-Tiki


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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3730
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2005-01-12 11:14 am   Permalink

Welcome To The Madness. Look around, look around.

 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1953
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-01-12 11:22 am   Permalink

Nice carving man! Definately take some time and look at all the stuff coming through this website. It's awesome, the talent here is overwhelming and yet, they are friendly and helpful too! keep em coming!

 
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Tomu-Tiki
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Joined: Jan 11, 2005
Posts: 7
From: Glendale, California
Posted: 2005-01-12 11:29 am   Permalink


Thank you!
I find that Tikiroom.com is highly cool, as are the people, and I highly intend to peruse it thoroughly as a habit.

Indeed this genuinely IS a form of sweet madness, isn't it?

"Tiki-Madness!" lol!

The ones that I started with are small, about 6 inches.
I admit, I have absolutely NO clue what I'm doing, but I am having fun learning and creating. I have never done any sort of woodcarving at all, and I feel this is a real calling. (regardless if my Tiki suck, at least I'll have a blast making them)
That's what it's all about for me these days.

This weekend I will embark on my attempt at a larger sizes, around 12 to 14 inches.

My only problem at present is learning *where* to find good wood.

Any recommendations?
Tips?
Advice?

My goal is, within a year, to work my way up to 4 footers or more, and more and more!
Muhahahaha!

(I had a dream of making a giant 20 ft. Tiki. I have a feeling that for better or for worse, it will happen.

The best part about all of this insanity?
I get to freak out my neighbors by putting them in the garden in my front yard.

-In friendship,
Tomu-Tiki


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1953
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-01-12 12:34 pm   Permalink

I used to live in Manhattan Beach Cali, and I know there are many Palms in your area. Most tree services that collect palms but, will not shred them along with deciduous trees due to the fiberous nature of the wood that can damage even the best shredders. Contact these folks and kindly ask if they could call you to pick up these rascals as we know how to properly dispose of them Or, take a trip to the county landfill if it's allowed and see whats there. Good luck brudduh!

 
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beachin
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 180
From: Louisiana (right now)
Posted: 2005-01-12 12:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-01-12 11:22, McTiki wrote:
Nice carving man! Definately take some time and look at all the stuff coming through this website. It's awesome, the talent here is overwhelming and yet, they are friendly and helpful too! keep em coming!



Here! Here! I'm fairly new to the group, as well, and have gotten nothing but positive feedback, encouragement, and friendship. Everybody here is amazing. I love the creating tiki forum, as everybody seems to be like-minded in creating art forms of many kinds.

I, myself, work with clay, but enjoy the carving aspect of that. Most the stuff I do is more 2-D in design, but I love making new personalities to join the ranks of my tiki population.

Your tikis are original and fun. Keep carving and posting pics. I'll look for more of your stuff in the future.

Kimberly
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Tomu-Tiki
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Joined: Jan 11, 2005
Posts: 7
From: Glendale, California
Posted: 2005-01-12 12:54 pm   Permalink


Thank you McTiki,
That's an Excellent Idea!
I honestly never would have thought of that!
Definitely I'll try that and let you know how it goes!

Beachin:
Thank you for the post!
Your art looks fantastic by way, I saw it in another thread as well.

Thanks for the encouragement, you guys!

In Friendship
-Tomu-Tiki


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10358
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-01-19 10:17 am   Permalink

Hey Tomu-Tiki, for your first tries those are really good. Keep carving and you will definately improve. There are carving tips and pictures scattered throughout " Creating Tiki" Starting at the very top in the "Carving Post". down at the bottom right you can go to All 16 pages of Creating Tiki. You can learn how to post your pic's here in the "help/Fag" section, look in the upper right. With your computer background you should pick it up pretty easily. Need help? Ask and you shall receive.
Keep up the good work.
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-01-19 11:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-01-19 10:17, Benzart wrote:
You can learn how to post your pic's here in the "help/Fag" section, look in the upper right.




Um... I thought we had a "Don't ask, don't tell" policy here.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

[ This Message was edited by: finkdaddy on 2005-01-19 11:14 ]


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1953
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-01-19 11:20 am   Permalink

Fink, I had thought about a Beavis and Butthead reference, but, you beat me to it.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-01-19 12:03 pm   Permalink

Oops, Soorry I forgot! I remember now
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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-01-19 12:59 pm   Permalink

So sorry Ben, I should have just left it alone.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-01-19 1:07 pm   Permalink

Yeah thats right, you aren't allowed to have fun Are you. Or was that someone else we know?
No biggie
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-01-19 1:08 pm   Permalink

Tomu-Tiki, I really like your style. It's sort of dark and primitive. Just how small are those? I guessing 2 or 3 inches?

If your looking for encouragement and feedback, you've come to the right place. Benzart, Aaron, and way to many to list here are about the nicest and most talented people you will ever find. Welcome!


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-01-19 1:10 pm   Permalink

Tomu-Tiki,

I'll give you a few palm logs if you want. I can part with 2 or 3 if you want them. They are about 16-18" long, maybe 9 or 10" diameter. They are unstripped, have a little mold on the ends, and probably smell a little funky to boot. Welcome to the wonderful world palm carving! You can pick them up if you don't mind driving down from Glendale. You may also want to check with your local tree service, but you'd definitely want to give a fresh palm several months to dry out before attempt to carve it. Mine are at least a year old and still a little damp inside.

Aaron
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