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YankeeAirPirate
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Posted: 2007-08-03 05:38 am   Permalink

Very nice!

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-08-03 4:21 pm   Permalink

More work around the mouth and the left eye.






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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-09-02 2:24 pm   Permalink

Been working on this a bit. Thought I'd update here to prove it!

Looking at this picture, I fubared that eyelid. Nothing like th eother one! So much for symetry! I cleaned out in the mouth, behind the teeth and I cleaned up a lot of messy cuts and shaped the headress a bit. Just so you know, the teeth will be cut last. May look a little odd at this point without them.



I really regrte the earlier deep cuts I made in the headress. I'll have to work around them. The sap wood on this is easy enough to carve, but the heart wood is hard as hell. Mallets only pretty much.

Learned a lot about how to work with the grain at Coon Tiki. I am putting it to use now.

I need a chainsaw badly. I have large amounts of wood to remove on the back of the head...
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-09-02 6:22 pm   Permalink

Swanky, LOOK at This guy coming alive, Are you surprised you have the skills to get this far? You can actually finish him if you just Believe and take it a step at a tome. Lookin' Good.
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Yubaba
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Posted: 2007-09-03 3:05 pm   Permalink

Looking great Swanky!
Be carefull though that he doesn't dry to quick coz' he's cracking up a bit

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Posted: 2007-09-03 3:23 pm   Permalink

He's classic! I can't wait to see 'er all done. I'm sure the headdress will look just swanky.

 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-09-03 4:07 pm   Permalink

Keep plugging, Swanky. It looks good to me.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-09-03 8:56 pm   Permalink

Ditto...looks great, brah.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2007-09-03 8:59 pm   Permalink

Rock on!

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2010-10-13 6:46 pm   Permalink

Geez, or, um Jeez, 2007? Man. Been a freakin while. I have done some stuff, but not really touched the chisels.

I must dedicate this to Tiki-Kate. It was her find that really inspired me, and her pictures that I have printed out as my inspiration. I must have my own cannibal trio for the Hideaway. Sort of an ode to Don Beach. So I started these three in Pawlonia, or is it Catalapa? Any way, some nice carving wood. Been taking an hour or so after work to hack on it. One guy at a time. Started as a straight copy, but it has evolved into my version. Still close to the original, but probably taking my own feelings into it. Feels good... Til I dropped a chisel in the driveway!





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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2010-10-13 6:53 pm   Permalink

Great start!
Kate's cannibal thread inspired one of my carves, too.


 
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phinz
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Posted: 2010-10-13 7:22 pm   Permalink

Driveway? You should be carving in the back yard! That way you have tiki mulch instead of dings in the chisels!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-10-14 07:24 am   Permalink

Good start Tim, Take your time and remember,, GO Deeper!

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2010-10-14 09:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-10-14 07:24, Benzart wrote:
Good start Tim, Take your time and remember,, GO Deeper!



Yep. I keep working my way down and down. Need a couple of new chisels I think. A deep 30 degree V for one.

I usually carve in the yard, but it was hot and I wanted shade. Never again! I think I may buy a new chisel rather than try to grind this back into shape!


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2010-10-25 3:47 pm   Permalink

A weekend carving project I have put off for many many months. Redoing the bar front and the rafters.

Basic Maori carving design, and my wife figured out the whole thing could be made with one spiral stamp!


3/4 inch round bit.


Torching it to get rid of all sharp edges and to stain it in one step!

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