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Rob Roy
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From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2005-06-08 12:10 pm   Permalink

I agree with Lake. Just a clearcoat over it for protection.

 
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rodeotiki
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-06-08 1:40 pm   Permalink

I think Lakesurfer nailed it . I would varnish and put him out for the world to admire.
Very nice work.
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BambooPrincess
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Joined: Jun 08, 2005
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Posted: 2005-06-08 2:11 pm   Permalink

Great job! Tikitammy ....I am working on my first tiki myself .......thanks for posting your pictures ....you are all an inspiration to me........





 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-06-08 2:26 pm   Permalink

TTammy,

Did the waterbased stain cover up the woodgrain? I'm about to try out my first waterbased stain. I shall proceed with causion.

It does look good sanded, so that is at least an option.


 
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-06-08 2:41 pm   Permalink


It doesn't completely cover the grain but it just causes a solid color with no grain definition. I like a stain that makes part of the grain darker than other parts so you can really see the grain.

It's fine to use as a color highlight like on flowers or a hawaiian shirt, but I would't use it again all over.



 
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Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-06-08 2:48 pm   Permalink

It looks great- those Hibiscus turned out really well.

Another possible idea is to do a "streak stain" with an oil stain over the water-based- but I'd also test a piece of scrap first... Could bring back some of the grain illusion?

(By streaking I don't mean paint streaks on, but dab a bunched cloth in the stain, remove majority excess, then swipe it lightly with the grain...)

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flacookz
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Joined: Nov 17, 2004
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From: Palm City, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-09 04:53 am   Permalink

Go with it and light stain over it. It will still look great. I like a splash of color. So I think it will look fine.

P.S. can we get a close up of the flower?

thanks


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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2005-06-09 08:13 am   Permalink

Wow...I'm just amazed by the stuff showing up herelately...blows me away.

 
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-06-09 09:15 am   Permalink

I really appreciate all of the compliments. Especially when they come from people whos work I admire so much.

When I ask my husband for input, all I get is what I did wrong. I know he tells me the truth but he forgets to point out the positive too.

THANKS GUYS!


 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2005-06-09 10:07 am   Permalink

Tammy, I'm sorry that you don't like the way the color on the flower & leaf looks, unfortunately that's almost exactly what I was thinking of. I actually like it alot just the way it looks, maybe a really, really diluted wash of a stain (just to make it look older) & then polycoat it?
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-06-09 10:21 am   Permalink

Freddie..
I may have misexplained. I like the color on the flowers and leaves. It's the solid brown/tan color on the tiki that I didn't like. I put the color on the hibiscus and leaves and I liked it after I had sanded it a little. I just didn't know when to stop. Recently he's started to grow on me a bit. I'll probably just sand him just a bit more and poly him.


 
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BambooPrincess
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Posted: 2005-06-09 10:35 am   Permalink

Tiki Tammy....
You are very talented...I love your work already....I can only hope to be half as good as you someday. Really, I think you are blessed........



 
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Palama Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
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From: Lake Wales, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-09 7:29 pm   Permalink

your carving is some kinda wonderful!

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-06-09 7:55 pm   Permalink

this is a very nice one Tammy.....i like
it just the way it is....thanks for posting
and keep em coming.


 
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tikitammy
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Posted: 2005-06-09 8:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:
P.S. can we get a close up of the flower?







 
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