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What I did on my summer vacation....P*I*S*C*O joins the family!
8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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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.


CHEERS!!!!!!




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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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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!


 
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Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-07-12 8:51 pm   Permalink

We all must pursue our own "inner tiki".

Great Moai!
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-07-12 9:03 pm   Permalink

hey that's wondeful!
great carving!

-Tw


 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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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.


 
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aquaorama
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Joined: Jan 11, 2003
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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?!

 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-07-12 9:26 pm   Permalink

That is super cool . The color is amazing.

Mahalo for sharing.


 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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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?


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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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!

Aaron
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2005-07-12 11:21 pm   Permalink

great work. great carving.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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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.

Sabu
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saxotica
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Joined: May 03, 2005
Posts: 213
Posted: 2005-07-13 04:57 am   Permalink

Holy smokes!!!!! Jeez, that one turned out nice. REALLY nice! Keeping it or selling it ?

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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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.
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docwoods
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
Posts: 599
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.

 
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AlienTiki
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Joined: Jul 08, 2005
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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?


 
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