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tiki.head
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Joined: Jun 07, 2002
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From: Medford, NJ
Posted: 2003-09-21 6:51 pm   Permalink

While this was posted before, I didn't have him installed as a mail box then, so here he is in his final spot. The neighborhood kids are gaga over him, don't know about any of the adults, though.


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SES
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Joined: Sep 14, 2003
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Posted: 2003-09-21 11:44 pm   Permalink



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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-09-22 12:00 am   Permalink

I did one a couple months ago that eats mail... he's five feet tall in the ground... it was a wedding gift to friends...



 
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SES
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Posted: 2003-09-22 12:29 am   Permalink



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Suburban Hipster
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Joined: Aug 12, 2002
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From: Rockville, Maryland
Posted: 2003-09-24 3:43 pm   Permalink

As a non-carver I'm curious how much time it takes you carvers to turn out the beautiful work I've seen here.

I'm especially curious because I was very surprised to see that the seller of this
ebay tiki claims that it took 200 hours to carve:

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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-09-24 4:10 pm   Permalink

Howzit Hipsta,

As low as 3 hours on for me. Depends on da kine.... detail etc. I think this carver spent time li'dat because of lack of carving knowledge and OJT behind da chizle. I think I got $45 for my second carving!!! I would have loved to get $800!! i wish'em luck.

I wish I knew da seller. I also stay in Kaneohe HI.

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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2003-09-24 4:38 pm   Permalink

200 hours? he must be including the time it took to grow the tree. JK, I'm with Gecko.

 
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2003-09-24 4:39 pm   Permalink

Well I haven't quite finished the one I started in May. (the one that almost took my finga) Maybe they are very s l o w

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-09-24 5:49 pm   Permalink

A little deeper (the body looks more scraped than carved), a little taller, and a little more experience would serve that one well. I don't think the product justifies the price at all.

 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-09-24 6:06 pm   Permalink

not saying i'm in the top league among carvers on here but that is a long time. now as Gecko said the detailing and other factor effect the time, but 200 hours. i think i spent about 300-400hrs (excluding any drying times for stain or varnish) this summer carving arround 13-15 tikis ranging from 1-4 feet. i'm with Gecko and others on the price $800 and the reserve isn't met wow!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-09-24 10:50 pm   Permalink

The eight foot mailbox tiki took me 50 hours from debarking to the final coat of urethane...

200 hours for that tiki is outrageous... and so is the price...


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-09-25 08:04 am   Permalink

The seller is obviously not serious about selling it.

"It is very rare to come upon a real wood, hand carved tiki in this day and age" Gee, I wonder what you other carvers have been doing the past year or 2? What a crock!

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tikifreak
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From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2003-09-25 11:38 am   Permalink



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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-09-25 7:07 pm   Permalink

Sounds like she's not aware of other carvers and their products. Innocent enough. Maybe Gecko could show her some tricks/tips.
Gecko, this might be an excellent student for you, what you were asking about. I'd partner up with you but I gotta raise my kids first.
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-09-26 3:26 pm   Permalink

dats da aloha spirit TF. Nice of you to email her to talk story about her niece's carving.

I could teach her but I don't know when I have time to teach. Sounds like she has a teacher already anyway. I could really use someone that already is good although I would still do what I can do for her and her new hobby.




 
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