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A-A… Some Stuff I'm Working On
Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-04-20 1:58 pm   Permalink

From the first time I saw Sam Gambino’s “Hypno-Tiki” I wanted to carve it. I checked with Sam, who being the nice guy that he is, said “no problem”.



This isn’t an exact replica. I’m finishing up a Leroy inspired series of carvings, and this is the last. That’s “Reloy on your left, Sam’s Hypno-Tiki on your right, and a strangely morphed “Hypno-Leroy” in the middle. I just felt like doing something fun this time.



Here it is with lines applied. The log is the familiar “Reloy” shape.



Using a pull saw for the mouth cuts lately.



After one lunchtime carving session in the park…



I only doing rough cuts with the chisels. Burrs will do the clean up.



Starting a full body Lono, barely got started…




More pix as carving progresses.

Cheers!

A-A

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tiki5-0
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Posted: 2005-04-20 2:00 pm   Permalink

looks like you're coming along nicely, AA!! can't wait to see them finished. i've been slacking lately on working on anything, but hopefully will get some time really soon to get back at it. anxious to see the progress!

 
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Thanatos
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Posted: 2005-04-20 2:05 pm   Permalink

Hey how did you get my big max chainsaw???
LOL
That tiki looks great so far....
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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2005-04-20 2:06 pm   Permalink

Looking good Aaron! Hey, I've been meaning to ask - what park do you carve at? Maybe I'll join you for lunch there sometime...


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The Sperm Whale
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2005-04-20 2:19 pm   Permalink

Thank for Posting Pic's AA. I am going to try doing some carving very soon. I just got some chisels, grinder, and a chainsaw for my birthday. I just need to find me a log. I really enjoy your work and I get alot out of the step by step photo's. Keep up the great work!!!
Later,
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Rob Roy
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Posted: 2005-04-20 2:38 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-04-20 14:19, The Sperm Whale wrote:
Thank for Posting Pic's AA. I am going to try doing some carving very soon. I just got some chisels, grinder, and a chainsaw for my birthday. I just need to find me a log. I really enjoy your work and I get alot out of the step by step photo's. Keep up the great work!!!
Later,
Scott



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Raffertiki
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-04-20 2:47 pm   Permalink

The mouth cut on the Hypnotiki looks really clean. What kind of magic pull saw are you using? And hurry up with more progress pics.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-04-20 3:53 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Guys,

I've been working on a few other tikis based on the "Reloy" theme. Last varnish coats went on those yesterday, so pix will be up soon.

5-0: You know you want to carve something, let's see some work. You're too good, no slacking allowed!

Thanatos: I'm ashamed to admit that my son got his first chainsaw before I got mine. I love your lightning-fast tikis. We're all looking forward to great things from you.

PolyPop: Sounds great, I carve there just about every day. It's
Harvard Park in Irvine at the corner of Walnut and Harvard. We should plan a long lunch break sometime. It's right across the street from my work, but I usually have just enough time to wolf down lunch and get 30 or 40 minutes of carving in. Call me or PM & let's do it.

Spermy/Scott: Just jump in and post as you go. Everybody will help you along. I know you're local. We'll talk at Oasis. Maybe we can get a carving session going sometime with some of the other locals and we can all share carving tips (hint, hint... PolyPop???).

Raffertiki: Er, yeah. That was a set-up shot, of course! That was after lots of gouge work (see the large gouge in the other pic). I really like the control you get with the pull saw. I like to make a couple of cuts then just chip out in between with the chisel - it takes out lots of wood real quick and saves some time. Then I clean everything up with the gouges.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-04-20 4:34 pm   Permalink

'Bout time AA, you been slackin again?? Those look really great. You got us hooked, now finish the things already!
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2005-04-20 5:40 pm   Permalink

very cool aaron! I like your melding of Mr Sam GAmbino and leroy.

I too was impressed with your pullsaw ability - thanks for sharing the gouge secret.

I'd love to partake in your lunchtime carvings, but I'm a little far. bummer.
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-04-20 6:55 pm   Permalink

Hey A-A - that is looking great! My wife was commenting on how neat and precise the cuts are too. I can't wait to see the finished product. Please keep us posted!

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rodeotiki
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-04-20 7:24 pm   Permalink

Man that looks good. Glad to see you posting pics of your works.

Cant wait to see them done, keep those progress shots coming. I always find them so useful.
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tikimecula
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From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2005-04-20 8:37 pm   Permalink

Aaron, How do you like your Flex-cut Chisels? Been thinling about picking some up. They seem to be a little cheaper that the Henry Taylor's I have been Buying.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-04-20 10:48 pm   Permalink

Benzart: Thanks, but... check my other post... Been busy, just haven't unveiled 'em till now! Hah! I'll post lots of progress pix on these ones though. The Lono's just a warm up for the BIG log.

Polynesiac: If I lived in Pedro, I'm sure we'd be hanging out carving all the time. Our wives would be so pissed!

Sam: Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. And I'll probably take you up on doing that exact replica of Hypno-Tiki later on. I'll try my best to do it justice!

Rodeo: Thanks! I find 'em useful too! That's where I pick up all my free advice.

Tikimecula: I've not tried the Henry Taylors, but the Flexcuts seem pretty nice. I don't think you'd go wrong, but can't really give you a good comparison. We could hook up sometime if you want to try them out first, no problem.

A-A

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Gigantalope
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2005-04-20 11:07 pm   Permalink

Aaron, what splendid work.

You are an amazing bloke...to just be able to turn on and shut off in such a short while is hard.

I love the new tiki. Excellant work!


 
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