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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-02-27 11:44 pm   Permalink

Well, I'd say it's looking good - keep it up. Very rarely will you go too deep (that's usually the point in the carving when you break through the piece of wood when you didn't mean to). My philosophy is...if you think it's too deep, then...go DEEPER!
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-03-01 6:46 pm   Permalink

almost done roughing it out.



 
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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2006-03-01 7:15 pm   Permalink

dude, that's friggin awesome. Keep up the good work.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2006-03-01 9:45 pm   Permalink

Pdrake, VERY nice first. I would take out all that extra mouth wood for a really killer profile. My own personal rule of thumb is that you can take out up to 2/3 of the log diameter for the mouth & it'll be safe... probably...

Listen to Polynesiac, a man who knows. Deep carving makes for DEEP tikis!

A-A
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-03-02 4:13 pm   Permalink

You are making some great progress. Keep us posted.
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-03-02 4:44 pm   Permalink

PDrake, this is going to be an AweSome first tiki, man you are starting out on fire. I agree with Aaron and Poly, you can go much deeper. If you don't want to remove all that open mouth area, you can fit a tongue in there and it would work well.
Keep up the good work, hurry though, I can't WAIT!
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-03-04 4:50 pm   Permalink

open wide . . .







i'm going to have to put him on hold until my new chisels come in. i don't have anything small and sharp enough to finish the inside of the mouth.

any other suggestions?


 
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tfisherart
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Joined: Oct 08, 2005
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From: Satellite Beach FL
Posted: 2006-03-04 6:55 pm   Permalink

P, Beautiful work, Da' mo' deepa Da mo' betta

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2460
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-03-05 4:24 pm   Permalink

I think what you're doing is very cool...big chompers...and I really like the nice lines
in the forehead.....good effort.


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-03-07 09:25 am   Permalink

Fantastic first!!! Amazing deep smooth lines. I think I'm getting a fever

 
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Howland
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Joined: Jan 30, 2006
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From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2006-03-07 12:04 pm   Permalink

Kick-ass!! what a screamer! I love these 'log-2-life' threads. Keep up the good work and post back soon, we're getting impatient!
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-03-07 1:22 pm   Permalink

PDrake, he turned out Great. I Love the Depth of the detail, no "Surface cuts" here and the tongue looks great.
Overall you get an A+ for the day.
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TampaTiki
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 33
From: Tampa Floirda
Posted: 2006-03-20 5:47 pm   Permalink

Very nice job! I just got here today and have read all 45 pages of Carving Poles locked thread as well as checked out a lot of other stuff. This looks like an awesome piece! Looking very forward to seeing more.

Can you post more regarding what you have learned about the tools?

Living in Florida we have billions of Palm logs to mess with...especially after the hurricanes. I'm looking forward to getting some carvings under my belt and around the house to protect us from some of the upcoming storm fury next hurricane season!

Keep up the incredible work, it is an inspiration to all of us virgins!
Peace,
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-03-20 5:57 pm   Permalink

the most important thing i've learned about the tools is SHARP is best. i can't stress this enough.

get yourself a good angle grinder. use a lancelot or arbortech to rough it out and don't be afraid. people always need firewood.

he's almost finished. it's been too windy to work for the past couple of weekends. all he needs is sanding and staining. i've got all the stain ready. anyone have any suggestions for that? i've never stained a palm log before.


 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 719
From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2006-03-21 12:56 pm   Permalink

Hi Pdrake - great work - he is coming on real nice. I like to stain my palms in a dark colour like jarrah with lacquer already mixed in. Gloss or matt - I prefer matt - gives it that instant vintage look. Keep up the good work - hope to see some more pics before we meet up in Vegas.
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