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My first attempt
Chairman Kaga
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Joined: Sep 15, 2004
Posts: 10
From: Saint Petersburg, FL
Posted: 2005-07-29 10:39 pm   Permalink

Hi all. I have been lurking around here and there for a while now and I finally finished my first carving. Just wanted to post it to get some feedback. Feel free to offer any critique what so ever....
Thanks in advance






 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-07-30 02:24 am   Permalink

Pretty damn cool for a first attempt! The black highlights really, er, highlight the features. Very cool stuff.

Welcome to TC! Apparently you have taken on board plenty whilst lurking around. I thought i was being watched. Part of me reckons you should try and have a go at more detail, part of reckons the wood grain and stain is sweet and simple as it is.

Again, very nice.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-07-30 06:04 am   Permalink

Welcome to TC ChairmanKaga and a Very nice first tiki. It is very advanced for being the first. Cute expression, like "who me? I didn't take the chocolate bar!"
Don't stop now.
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-07-30 06:13 am   Permalink

I like the last pic where he is peeping out from the foliage. Very mischievous!

 
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Raffertiki
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Posted: 2005-07-30 06:59 am   Permalink

Really nice first effort. It will be fun to see what you do next.

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-07-30 11:47 am   Permalink

Very nice tiki, Kaga. Yes, he is mischievious-looking with that grin. Thanks for posting.
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-07-30 9:29 pm   Permalink

Chairman-K,

He's got a nutty look in his eyes. I've always liked crazy looking tikis. What's next? We'd all love to see lots more tiki pix from you here on the board!

A-A
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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: 2005-07-31 3:15 pm   Permalink

welcome.excellent ferst tiki.keep up the good work.

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2005-07-31 3:29 pm   Permalink

Chairman K,

Good job! He has a great look on his face. What type of wood/tools did you use?

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Chairman Kaga
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Joined: Sep 15, 2004
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From: Saint Petersburg, FL
Posted: 2005-07-31 8:15 pm   Permalink



Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone.
To answer some questions it's palm though I am not sure which type. We recently cut down a large palm in our front yard that could pose a threat during a hurricane or large storm. It was about 30' tall or so so I ended up with some 2-3' lengths (above). I am borrowing some gouges and chisels from a friend. They were her fathers but she does not use them and has graciously allowed me to borrow them (I could post a pic because I am not sure of their sizes/gouges etc). I actually burned the darkened sections with a Bernz-o-matic torch and then sealed the whole thing with a couple coats of polyurethane though I may still add one more coat to ensure it lasts for a while...

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Tikitots
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Joined: Aug 01, 2005
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Posted: 2005-08-01 12:35 pm   Permalink

Chairman Kaga, that looks great. I started carving about 3 years ago, and it is even better then some I have made! Keep it up. I have been selling mine at a flea market where I also sell my tiki kids clothing line. I get between $75-$100 for them depending on size. And it is great therapy!

 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2005-08-02 08:25 am   Permalink

Alez Tiki! I like the patterning of the eyes, almost like a tattoo, I'd love to see more detailed pictures of how the eyes were carved & burnt.

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