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Johnnyp Tut 2/19
JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-12 4:11 pm   Permalink

Gman No update until next Monday. I had a sore wrist all week, I must have strained it sanding too long last weekend, so I've been taking it easy. Thanks for the interest though!
JP


 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-01-12 5:28 pm   Permalink

Slacker.........

 
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Palama Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
Posts: 349
From: Lake Wales, Florida
Posted: 2006-01-13 07:56 am   Permalink

Damn, Dude.. i take 2 months off and come back to heaps of 'new' talent! excellent work on all counts!

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3664
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-01-13 1:15 pm   Permalink

I don't know how I didn't check that you were so close to where I live. It must have been the fact that you backyard looks so good. Nothing that good could be so close. I think you must have the best tiki yard in Michigan and maybe you are best wood tiki maker here too, maybe the only wood carver.
I would like to heard the story. You must have lived somewhere warmer in the winter months then here. I live on TC to see those things. Nice tikis, and nice backyard.


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-14 12:59 pm   Permalink

Hi all, No update on the big guy yet. We're visiting the in-laws this weekend and I thought I'd share a picture of a Vanuatu drum I carved for my mother-in-lay law summer. It is about 6'4" tall and would not fit in the vehicle. So I tied it to the top and made the 4 hour freeway drive. We got a lot of strange looks and a lot of pointing and laughing. It was a fun ride. Like I've said, tiki is unknown up here. Also, shown is a small Boskoesque tiki I made for her. It is amazing how loud these drums can be, when the kids are banging on it, it is deafening.

Sorry for the quality of the photo, Benzart should start a post on how to take better digital photographs for posting here.



Palama Tiki. Thank you for the complements. I've learned a tremendous amount from this site and it's talent.

teaKEY. Wow I don't know what to say. Our back yard is different that most up here. I think there is stronger talent than me in Michigan I'm still learning and stumbling as I go! I did not know you were so close either, I assumed since you were doing tiki art you must have been out of state. Let's start a tiki revolution in Michigan like the tiki craze that has taken hold in Wisconsin!

Thanks again- have a nice day!
JP

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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-16 3:00 pm   Permalink

Hi, Finally got a chance to get back to the big guy since I was fortunate enough to have the day off. I focused on adding symmetry then spent a couple hours sanding away bringing him to 80 grit. I then cleaned it up from the pile of sawdust, and brought him inside to add the facial marks that I will carve in during the evenings this week. I'll also spend some time cleaning up the burn marks from the angle grinder sanding, elm likes to burn and mark easy.

You can really see the spalting or dark lines in the wood, in these close ups. I have a can of very light colored, oak pickled stain I plan on using so all the spalting can show up. It really adds to the character and gives it a old vintage look.





I couldn’t resist!


Hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking.
JP


 
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Bete
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Joined: Jan 01, 2006
Posts: 490
Posted: 2006-01-16 3:09 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP, just looked through your thread here, awesome backyard you have Dude! Too bad it's not summer though now, huh?

 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-01-16 3:17 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP,

The 7 footer looks great! I can see how that light stain is going to accent all of the cool colors in the wood. I really like all the cuts you put in around his face. This should be a top notch tiki by the time you finish adding the detail. I hope you get him cleaned/polished up enough to be an indoor piece. He definitely desires to be shown off indoors. Man, is he packin' or what! Show us more are you make progress. Thanks for posting these.

-Gman
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2460
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-01-17 05:55 am   Permalink

This is gonna be another great one Johnny P.....one of my favorite old tikis....looks like
you are gonna hit it right on the head.....are you gonna use paint or just stain....either way
it can't miss!


 
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JimTandem
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Joined: Jan 02, 2005
Posts: 102
From: Ontario, Ca.
Posted: 2006-01-17 4:13 pm   Permalink

Johnny P, that is one cool looking tiki, sure to be a hit with the wahines
I have the secret to good digital pics Johnny. You take a ton of pictures and just delete all the bad ones until you get what you want! Works for me.

Can't wait to see more pics of this "big" guy!


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-17 5:32 pm   Permalink

Bete. Yeah, I wish it were summer, but there are advantages to cold weather carving the southern folks don't have, saw dust doesn't stick to your sweat and you don't get sun-burnt. Thanks for the comments about the backyard. I'll try to post some more pictures as I upload them.

Gman. This guy will be an indoors tiki, I just have to put a loincloth on him. The kids have been calling him "Naked Man!"

Congatiki. You said this is one of your favorite old time tikis: Have you been to the Mai Kai? It is an awesome place. Only 1600 short miles from here.
I will be staining and sealing this one. Maybe a touch of washed out color here and there on the face and arms. I would like the use the technique in Aaron's AKua's thread to do some antiquing of the base.

JimTandem. Thanks for the comments on the tiki. I hope he is a hit with the wahines. I have taken lots of pictures but it still doesn't work, maybe I need to take a lot more.

Thanks again,
John





 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-01-17 5:38 pm   Permalink



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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-01-18 5:51 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP,

How about making him a penis gourd instead of a loin cloth. Not sure if this guy is PNG, but if so, the gourd would be regulation uniform....

Man I like this carving!

-Gman
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Alldo
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Joined: Jul 15, 2004
Posts: 59
From: So Cal
Posted: 2006-01-18 6:07 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP,
Nice carving! I really like the color of the wood. He's going to be very nice indeed. I got to say this "Naked Man" is hung like a wagon tongue.


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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-01-18 6:25 pm   Permalink

JP,
I happen to like sawdust stuck to my sweat, it makes for a great exfoliator...man i cant believe i even know what that is....

Anyway, this guy is really a great piece, we wouldnt expect anything less from you. Looking forward to seeing more progress..
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