||What I did on my summer vacation....P*I*S*C*O joins the family!
Joined: Nov 30, 2003
From: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 2005-07-12 8:38 pm  Permalink|
Well, we had hoped to make it to Exotica in Chicago but it wasn't possible this year so I got the chisels sharpened and went back outside to tackle a 5 foot Sycamore log that followed me home. I just kept at it for a few hours each day until it finally said "I'm done".
Hope you like the pics. Thanks for looking, 8FT
Started at the top.
Gave him a face.
I was outside so much that the neighbors thought I got fired from my job!
When I first started debarking this log my daughter said "Are you looking for the inner tiki"?
When I finished carving and sanding I wanted to paint it to look like the bottle.
I had a tough time finding the color I wanted but finally I did.
Close up of head.
Close up of bird man symbol on chest.
And here is the finished carving with his little brother, an actual bottle of Pisco Capel which measures 13 1/2" tall.
I liked working this kind of wood and am glad I have an even bigger one waiting its turn.
I once was lost.......
.....but now I'm found.
[ This Message was edited by: 8FT Tiki 2005-07-12 21:12 ]
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2005-07-12 8:43 pm  Permalink|
absolutely wonderful 8 Foot Tiki....I think this is one
of the finer posts in recent memory....great color...
I want it!
Joined: May 28, 2005
From: The Lost Lagoon
|Posted: 2005-07-12 8:51 pm  Permalink|
We all must pursue our own "inner tiki".
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Victoria, BC
|Posted: 2005-07-12 9:03 pm  Permalink|
hey that's wondeful!
Joined: Nov 09, 2004
From: The thumb !
|Posted: 2005-07-12 9:21 pm  Permalink|
Man is that a great Moai. I started making them and now I can't stop. I know exactly what it feels like for the people of old Rapa Nui.
love the bold colors, bottle or not. Theres just something about a green Moai with a black top-knot. You nailed it.
You need to post a pic of the carving in the moai post flouder started.
Joined: Jan 11, 2003
From: Tropical Bixby Knolls LBC
|Posted: 2005-07-12 9:24 pm  Permalink|
Thats just awesome 8 FT! Why don't you just ship it to me to take care of for ya?!
Joined: Jan 21, 2004
|Posted: 2005-07-12 9:26 pm  Permalink|
That is super cool . The color is amazing.
Mahalo for sharing.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: seattle, wa
|Posted: 2005-07-12 10:17 pm  Permalink|
ah, moai, my favorite! love his color ~
is he an indoor or an outdoor tiki?
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2005-07-12 10:33 pm  Permalink|
That's freaking amazing 8 Ft. Everything looks great about that tiki - the carving, the paint, and the finish. So, I take it Sycamore is good carving? I remember you asking about that way back. Sweet job!
"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
|tiki beat by marcus thorn|
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 01, 2005
From: A Little Island called Australia
|Posted: 2005-07-12 11:21 pm  Permalink|
great work. great carving.
|Sabu The Coconut Boy|
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Aug 20, 2002
From: Carson, California
|Posted: 2005-07-12 11:46 pm  Permalink|
Wow. I'm stunned. Fantastic job, 8-foot. That's one of the most appealing tikis I've seen this year.
Joined: May 03, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-13 04:57 am  Permalink|
Holy smokes!!!!! Jeez, that one turned out nice. REALLY nice! Keeping it or selling it ?
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2005-07-13 05:23 am  Permalink|
8Ft, this is one High class looking Tiki. Very nice job sanding and finishing. The colors are Amazingjust look So Warm amd inviting. Very powerful piece of tiki art. Thanks for sharing.
Joined: Feb 29, 2004
From: outside the windy city
|Posted: 2005-07-13 05:29 am  Permalink|
Well,that is just unbelievable!A most welcome addition to your family.
Joined: Jul 08, 2005
From: MAUI No Ka'oi
|Posted: 2005-07-13 05:33 am  Permalink|
It's looks so smooth and rubbable. I bet all your guests like to touch it.
I my self like natural wood grain.
The colors you chose look perfect though. it gives it a more modern feel. And I like the black top.
The top down style is different.
The other log looks quite imposing I can't wait to see it finished.
How many hours did it take?