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Harro - What the hells been happening?? pg 13
Robin
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From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2008-05-09 05:39 am   Permalink

Hi Harro....nice...I'm really liking that face...particularly the eyes. Glad you passed the exam..even though it's meaningless...always nice to pass!

 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2008-05-09 08:05 am   Permalink

Oh No! Ku got drunk again?! oh man, I thought I've hidden the Rum well this time!! When he is drunk he start speaking in English an saying stuff like that, or trying to get everyone naked !
But commonly he is a well behaved Argentinian Tiki (so he speaks in Spanish Grogie )

So you passed your exam? congrats! Tell us something in Spanish then

Oh the drummer is looking good! despite of your flue, It's cold lately hm? Brrrr!

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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2008-05-09 09:24 am   Permalink

Uh oh! If Ku is looking to defect to GROG's cave, watch out! He's hanging out with that little scoundrel Hoku Ili, the master escape artist! Watch those two carefully, Clarita!

The drummer is looking great, Harro. Looks like you're going to finish before zero hour, huh?
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2008-05-14 11:06 pm   Permalink

Hi Harro,




This guy is looking very sweet.
I love the style you put in the design of his face, very smooth lines.

Benjamin.


 
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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-05-20 08:21 am   Permalink

Gracias Benella, Bowana, Clarita, Robin, GROG, Lake, Conga, Seeks...

Just a quick post with some pics I took before I left for a few days away visiting the outlaws before we leave the country. I have smoothed out the face features and bongo with the grinder, and was tempted to blast the whole body with it to smooth it all out, but after all the work I've done with the chisels I think i will try and keep the rough chisel marks on the body. But I'm not sure If I have done a good enough job with the chisels, and how to get it ready for staining. Should i hand sand over the body just a little bit?







Hope for more TC time when I'm back in Buenos Aires.

Over and out!!


 
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benella
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Posted: 2008-05-20 09:13 am   Permalink

WOW Harro, you got a perfect piece here. I was waiting for this update !

The chisel job you made is a perfect choice. I think a bit of sanding could smooth the edges of the chisels marks that will allow your varnish or poly to fit together. Sorry for the bad explanation, I hope it will be "understandable"

Benjamin.


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-05-20 9:34 pm   Permalink

Dam he looks great! Very nice work done on this fella.

 
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Bowana
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Posted: 2008-05-21 8:54 pm   Permalink

The tool marks you've got make a good contrast to the smoothness of the face. One way to have some fun with tool marks is to make a regular pattern with them such as in this picture:



It's especially noticeable in the vertical cuts on the legs.

Your drummer boy is looking good! You're making fast progress too.

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Robin
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From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2008-05-25 6:31 pm   Permalink

Nice one Harro! He's really come along well. Glad you're leaving those chisel marks again...the contrast with the smoothness of the face is perfect!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-05-27 5:56 pm   Permalink

I'm with those guys, Nice one Harro but you Gotta quit playing around and get down to it! This guy is Dying to be uncovered and you are doing such a great job but he grows Impatient!
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2008-05-29 4:49 pm   Permalink

Harro,

This drummer is really neat. I really like the flattened head and the jawline. This piece is on track to be a real looker. Please post more progress shots when you are able.

-G$
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-05-29 8:36 pm   Permalink

thanks Benella, Bowana, seeksurf, Robin, Ben, and Gman - appreciate you guys stoppin' in and helping me out...

battling against the clock now as we have to move out of our apartment in 2 days... urghhh, and then moving overseas in one week today... and now the freakin' cold has swooped in like a rapidly advancing glacier (such a thing?). In other words its freezing out (1 deg C / 32 F), so I took advantage of the now near empty living room and moved the entire workshop (read: one portable workbench) inside near the toasty heater.

I tried to do what Bowana makes it out to be so easy and have a contrast of smooth drum and facial features, contrasted against a rough, chiseled body (kinda like mine haha, stoppit). But i've got a bit of work to do to be able to get the chiseled finish looking half decent. Of course a newbie can always blame his tools, or lack of, and the poor wood. So yes i will do that.

Here it is with carving finished (sorry bad pic):


THEN I started the stain last night and it all went downhill!! Firstly I got pretty high staining inside in a tightly closed apartment and then didnt open a window until this morning, haha. It would have been ok with one coat of stain, but I stupidly went ahead and did another on the body and it was just too much. Too much bright RED cedar stain. Good for a Santa tiki, but Mieko's already done one of those. So it's a bit of a mess at the moment, but with a bit of guidance from Ben maybe I can save it. Unfortunately don't have time to sand it right back as I probably should do.

I dont have a camera now so I cant post pics of the poor fella but I will keep you guys up to date, and something will happen soon as I have no choice!!!


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-05-29 9:02 pm   Permalink

The detail on the drum is really nice, it looks like rope around the
head. Overall excellent job on a tiki that I studied a lot and decided
that I wasn't good enough to do it. Happy travelling.


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2008-05-29 9:15 pm   Permalink

DAMN that's nice!

 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-05-29 9:19 pm   Permalink

This sucker turned out GREAT! That face and the drum
so NICE.

Yes, the staining process tell me about it.. I still
dread it.
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