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HelloTiki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2005-08-22 11:35 am   Permalink

I DID use search, but could not find the process that some of you use for the burnt effects (shading)especiaaly on large Tikis. Any hints??


 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-08-22 2:17 pm   Permalink

Try a propane torch, or one of those little ones they use in professional kitchens to carmelize sugar on top of creme brulee.
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-08-22 3:44 pm   Permalink

Hello Hello,

I use a propane torch with the canister thing ($3.00) I think the kit (nozzle & extra tips for plumbing solder) costs around $20

They burn nice and evenly

Mahalo
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-08-22 3:46 pm   Permalink

I read an article in a hot rod magazine once on tiki carving. They used a butane torch from the hardware store.

Their advice was to use it like a paintbrush, and slowly build up the colour/definition. A little bit at a time, stand back and eyeball it, then a little more. Only use it for highlights. Have some water close by just in case?

Good luck, take plenty of pics
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-08-23 12:57 am   Permalink

Of course there's always this method:

Photo courtesy of Krustiki.


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-08-23 06:35 am   Permalink

Yeh, there is always that method. Depends on the look you ar going for. Weathered or charcoal
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2005-08-23 08:58 am   Permalink

I hope that burning tiki turned out fine cause it would be a shame to wreck one that cool. But, the photo is super sweet.

 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-08-23 1:41 pm   Permalink

The torch works good . I pored a small (very small) amount of a flamible liquid in this guys mouth and lit 'em up . Just be safe..



 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-08-24 12:32 pm   Permalink

I think that burning is really used Mostly for smoothing chainsaw cuts. You then use a stiff wire brush to brush away the black and it leaves a very smoothe finish. I used to use the torch to remove the palm splinters, it works very well.
Try the torch on a hardwood carving one time and you may use the grinder less.
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