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Harro - What the hells been happening?? pg 13
harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2006-01-23 04:53 am   Permalink

Howdy all,

Firstly I’d like to thank all the guys out there who take the time to post their carvings, step-by-steps, tips on methods, tools to use, and answering questions raised by amateurs like myself – without your priceless information I probably wouldn’t have had the courage to think I could just start chipping away at a log to create a tiki.

This is my first carving of any kind, and although it took a bit longer than expected, every step I did I learnt a lot, so now I know how to do it a lot better and faster next time.



I picked up some logs at the yard of a local tree-lopper (I have no idea what type of woods they are), and bought new tools such as: angle grinder, arbortech wood carver attachment, dremel type rotary tool with flexishaft, palm sander, propane torch, 4 good quality chisels and a powerstrop sharpening attachment.




After torching:


After Staining:


After 4 coats of marine varnish:



Now I’ve got plenty more logs to get cracking on!


Thanks for looking (and thanks for all your help already!)

Harro.


[ This Message was edited by: harro 2008-05-30 05:02 ]

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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-01-23 05:00 am   Permalink

Harro,

WOW!!!! That looks great! Man, you've got more tools than I do...can I come over and steal a few? Thanks for posting, the subject you chose for your first is a real tough one. Most folks think they are easy. Not so. Great job! What's next on your list?

-Gman
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-01-23 05:07 am   Permalink

Sweet moai man! As Gman said, he's a deceptive bugger! Nice clean lines, you got a nice style. Cant wait to see more
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gibgib
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From: Sub-Tropical Australia
Posted: 2006-01-23 05:17 am   Permalink

Wow mate, that's your first?
I'm damn impressed!
I reckon by the time you've punched out a few more you could be up there with the best

Go the Queenslanders
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-01-23 05:42 am   Permalink

very impressive first outing....great cuts....color and finish....we will expect great
things out of you!


 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2006-01-23 09:17 am   Permalink

That is a fantastic first carving. You have very clean lines, now go make another and post it up!!

 
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Loki
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-01-23 09:20 am   Permalink

Fantastic first attempt...puts mine to shame. More, more, more....

 
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kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
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From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-01-23 09:33 am   Permalink

Harro bruddah!
Amazing first carving brah! Sure youre not being kolohe with us?! Looks like youve been carving for years brah! I really love the torching effect and the stain/varnish! Great stuff! As they say, you better get some good sunglasses, 'cause your future is bright!

Keep up the good work!

Malama Pono!
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-23 4:40 pm   Permalink

That is a difficult tiki style to carve. You did it marvelously. I hope we see a lot more. Nice tool selection to start with.
JP


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-01-23 4:49 pm   Permalink

Thats a SWEET First tiki Harro, How did you do it so well on the first try?
All you new carvers with your dynamite first carvings make me SO Jealous. I didn't get this good until after a few dozen pieces, really, I was BAD. I wish I could find some pix of my first ones, you would cry,, they sre so Ugly and Non-tiki.
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HelloTiki
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Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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From: Kailua, Hawaii
Posted: 2006-01-23 5:08 pm   Permalink

Love that stain job. That's one very cool dude.

 
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2006-01-23 7:08 pm   Permalink

WOW thanks for the comps guys, it's quite humbling! you master carvers have been inspiring me since i found this forum some months ago. Cheers!

gibgib, hewey, Ben, congatiki, hellotiki, loki, kaha ki'i, rodeotiki: thankyou all for your kind words, it makes me want to get back out there straight away (unfortunately i'm at work!)

GMan, JP: yes more than once or twice i regretted choosing the moai as a first carving because i mistakenly thought it would be the easiest! man i spent many hours just staring at the log and then looking at pics of carvings done by TC'ers thinking 'how do i get it to look like that - it looks so easy?!'...

hopefully it won't take as long for the next one!
harro.



 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-01-24 07:01 am   Permalink

That's killer. A lot of guys are afraid to go near anything with the miracle of fire (I use it on almost everything, like Texas Pete sauce!). You did it first try..you should definitely keep it up. You have chops.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-01-24 07:03 am   Permalink

P.S. looks like you have yerself a tiki 'o good old white pine there(excellent carving wood).

 
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-01-24 10:34 am   Permalink

that's really nice.

did you use the mini grinder attachment or just a disc on the angle grinder?


 
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