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Palama's Tiki #7 Update on Pg. 2 5/24/05
Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-05-23 05:29 am   Permalink

well, here's the latest; i really liked Raffertiki's Woo the Protector (aka Loincloth guy) and asked Raffer if i could attempt to replicate it. he gave me the go-ahead, so i tried him out in yellow pine. obviously, i didn't come anywhere close to Raffer's work, but it was a good lesson in carving pine vs. palm. about a quarter of the way thru, i was about to throw him on the burn pile; the wood was flaking off like a laminate and i got so frustrated with him that i decided that no one would see him; it would just be a lesson in carving a different type of wood. as soon as i relaxed, he started shaping up.



i didn't attempt Raffer's signature crossed arms.. maybe another time.





here's a close-up of the grain, after staining and 2 coats of Minwax Clearshield:



anyway, thanks Raffer for the inspiration!


[ This Message was edited by: Palama Tiki on 2005-05-24 15:45 ]

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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-05-23 06:50 am   Permalink

Looks Good Palamatiki. I know that yellow pine is kantankerous to carve sometimes and a Lot harder than palm.
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-05-23 3:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks Benz... i've got a few more pine logs so i'll keep chipping away.

 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2005-05-23 4:03 pm   Permalink

great job palama tiki...looks like the bugger is sweating under the summer sun...
gotta use that minwax stuff on my latest...
good effort as usual!


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-05-23 6:02 pm   Permalink

Relax a bit and it all comes together! I love the color on him!

Good job there - I would love to have something like that in my garden! Keep dpoing more!
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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-05-23 6:47 pm   Permalink

Palama,

He looks like a good solid tiki, especially considering the tough time he gave you. My one attempt at pine ended up at the curb. Yours is definatly a keeper. Keep it up.


 
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-05-23 7:14 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Conga, Hewey, and Raffer! i used a Minwax Special Walnut stain and a few coats of the Minwax Clearshield.

Congatiki, he was definitely sweating; it was almost 90 yesterday when i took the photo.

yeah, Hewey, i REALLY need to relax!

So Raffer, what type of wood was Woo carved from?

Thanks again gang!


 
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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-05-23 7:21 pm   Permalink

I've been playing with oak lately. On both Woo, and the new guy.

 
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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-05-23 7:25 pm   Permalink

Raffer, i've got some oak pieces laying around, but wasn't sure how they'd carve up. guess i might have to try some. also have some cedar that i'd like to try.

any experience with cedar anyone?


 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2005-05-23 9:02 pm   Permalink

NIce looking tiki, palama

cedar smells nice...and my neighbors termites loved it! Never had a chance to carve it...bummer...it smelled so nice...
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-05-23 9:44 pm   Permalink

Very nice Palama. Keep up the good work!

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-05-23 10:51 pm   Permalink

Most excellent! You can really learn a lot trying to replicate the work of other experienced artists. Let's see some more pine!

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OnoTiki
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Posted: 2005-05-24 12:30 am   Permalink

Wow looks good to me, nice work and looks lik eit will fit in your yard nicely too.

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Palama Tiki
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Posted: 2005-05-24 04:21 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the props Polynesiac, Sam, A-A and OnoTiki! all of you guys keep me going...

hmmmm.... i thought cedar was insect-proof? well, i may give it a try anyway.

A-A, more pine on the way, but first there's another tiki i want to try out in the sabal palm. and my daughter and i have finally decided on a Moai for the AAC block, so i may be getting into that soon.

thanks again for all the comments and inspiration!


 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-05-24 05:49 am   Permalink

That looks really nice. Love the color and the grain. Cant wait to see more. I almost always want to throw away my carvings at some point because they don't look how I imagined them to be. But eventually they get through the akward stage to become tikis. Keep it up!
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