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Great goombas, Mr. Dales tikis....new Maoi pics!
Mr. Dale
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
Posts: 300
From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2006-01-23 5:30 pm   Permalink

First there was 2003 and there was;






And then there was 2004 and there was!;












And everybody was happy.




And then came January 2005...........
and In a fit of middle age creeping in I sold my 50' Mercury. Thought I needed a change after 20 years.
Bought a 64" Galaxie that needed my attention, named it Grace and fell in Love.

February, still had $ left over, so we decided the Cabana needed a new furnace, ducts and H20 heater.

March / April, Awesome 2 year old needed a playground, so my beautiful wife and I designed and built a tiki / pirate ship / fort with slide, steps, wheel, swing and all. Its so much fun we play on it.

May/June.....Hardwood floors and new paint........

July and August...oops....$100 motorcycle purchase became a journey of bleeeding knuckles and beer into an alcohol blind frenzied So. Dakota trip of Deadwood, backroads and pure mayhem. A blown engine in Wyoming freed me of the demons and the bike! Ha!

September - Nov. Fall, Settling down, dreamed of tikis, but a new baby let everybody know that she's coming in May 06! Back to the house and a new porch!

And then finally, December! A new tiki!


I treaded familiar ground with this Moai, I haven't carved but I have been studying different styles and new and old all year. I added some Florida lips for extra effect, I also watched all you crazy cats and tried to copy your master finishing.

It went to Tiki Boyds bar the day it was finished, just it time for New Years.
This is it with T.C.'s own Zulumagoo on the left, my happy ass in the hat, and my drinking buddy / best friend, Jay. I'll see if can get some better pic's soon.
6'10" of Easter Island Love. Hope you enjoy.

Mr. Dale





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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-01-23 5:35 pm   Permalink

Glad you see you're back in the saddle! Sounds like some great life adventures were keeping your hands & head busy. The latest is a beaut, and I'm sure it makes a strong and welcome statement at Tiki Boyd's. Congratulations!

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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2006-01-23 6:26 pm   Permalink

Wow , I cant remember what I did last week.

Congrats on the new family member.

Good to see you back carving. What a beautiful carving.
Any pics of the tiki/ pirateship fort ?


ps , I shed a tear for the sale of your merc (always been my dream car)




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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-01-23 6:29 pm   Permalink

Thats a nice height for a tiki. Probably hard to find clothes to fit in. And shower and car, and airplanes.

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-01-23 10:42 pm   Permalink

Welcome back, dale! that moai is a beauty. Is this one going to stay at boyds?

Glad to see you made your way back to TC and congrats on the new baby on the way!

I'm with rodeo - show us your pirate jungle gym. that sounds too cool!
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10364
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-01-24 08:19 am   Permalink

Welcome Back Mr Dale and with such a Fantastic Moai! Excellent carving and the finish is Outstanding. How much sanding did you do.
Well I hope you stick around and bring some more carvings..
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-01-24 2:00 pm   Permalink

What a wonderful portfolio, I'm glad you posted.
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Bete
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Joined: Jan 01, 2006
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Posted: 2006-01-24 3:02 pm   Permalink

Very cool.

 
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Mr. Dale
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
Posts: 300
From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2006-01-24 4:12 pm   Permalink

Thanks everybody.......
Humu......Just a note of thanks to you for all you efforts in the Tiki world. I was tickled that you were the first to reply to my new post. I have questions about Crit...I'll p.m. ya if thats o.k.
Rodeo.....I don't have any pic's of the boys play ship....I'll see what I can do. Its cool. I had to take off the roof cause the city was gonna come down on me. It was getting a tall as my house. As for the Merc. It was a great twenty years. MANY trips to Vegas and it never left me anywhere except happy.
Teakey..... I like the big tikis.....I want to do bigger but logistics change drastically when they start to get over 7'. Plus my back tells me.."uh no"
Poly.....Thanks.....yes its gonna stay at Boyds, they bought it. All my tikis have sold. Its nice being one of only a few carvers in the middle of the country. In Cali or Florida I'd jus be a pimple on a good carvers ass. I keep pictures of yours in my book for inspiration. Your tikis...not your pimples.
Ben..thanks again....one of my idols....I sanded for days... As far as sticking around...I never left..just got a lot on my plate....but I'm always here and there and there..Gonna get busier too...little girl is coming soon...I'm so excited.
Thanks Johnny and Bete. A lot of Damn fun ain't it?





 
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2006-01-27 9:21 pm   Permalink

Hey-ya Mr. Dale. I was stoked when you started out here & kind of bummed when you dropped off. Anyways it's good to see you back. I really like the Moai. Your pieces all have that sumpthin'-sumpthin'. It's hard to put a finger on it.

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MooneyTiki
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
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From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2006-01-28 10:21 am   Permalink

Aloha Mr Dale!!!!!!!!
and welcome back! I know what its like to be a bit busy and hands tied,but the Moai looks SWEET my friend , keep carving and having fun, Aloha , Mooney


 
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Mr. Dale
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Joined: Jan 26, 2004
Posts: 300
From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2006-01-29 5:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks A.A. always liked your work, wish I would have mastered it as fast as you have.
Thanks Mooney, its nice to know I'm not the only one fighting for time, plus I love yer t.c. name.

I promised better pics of the Tiki boyds Maoi. Here ya go
Its 7' of Englemann Spruce.






I wanted to do something to accentuate the grumpy grandpa look I gave him. So I added a set of lips, don't usually like lips but they worked out nicely on ths fella. They're starting to discolor a bit from all the rum shots everybody are feeding this guy at Boyds. Gotta be the drunkest tiki ever.



Hope ya enjoy, Mr. Dale

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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2006-01-29 5:41 pm   Permalink

Those are great shots. And I bet he enjoys the shots of rum too, good thing ya gave him such nice lips. That didnt sound good.

Looking at this gives me some ideas for my next project...
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-01-29 5:46 pm   Permalink

Like that Moai...nice, even finish. Hard to do!

 
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Mr. Dale
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From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2006-01-30 1:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks rodeo.....I wish I had as many shots as this fella. I'd never quit smiling.

Thanks basement.......I try to emulate all your mastery and finish. It takes forever. Or so it seems....and they say guys want instant gratification...
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