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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
hang10tiki
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Posts: 3384
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-18 09:08 am   Permalink

Killer buzz...
Are we going to see someone drummin out on the new percussion piece at caliente???

Jon
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4486
Posted: 2013-04-18 09:41 am   Permalink

Love love love this drum. Wendy

 
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DHTiki
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Joined: May 10, 2013
Posts: 45
From: Sunny Phoenix
Posted: 2013-05-10 2:28 pm   Permalink

Whew, my eyes are tired. For the last week I've been reading this thread and I decided that when I finally finished I'd create a TC account and make my first post here. 273 pages later, here I am.

What a wild ride. Buzzy, It's been a great journey watching you get better and better, watching your interests ebb and flow, and always wondering what the hell was going to happen next. Thanks for all the entertainment and education.

Looking forward to future posts...

Cheers!
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-05-14 11:30 pm   Permalink

Whatcha workin' on Buzzmeister?

 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-05-15 12:38 pm   Permalink

Damn Buzzy. I need to come on the carving forum more often. Love that drum.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2793
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-06-04 12:34 am   Permalink

Sunset:



Quote:

On 2013-05-14 23:30, GROG wrote:
Whatcha workin' on Buzzmeister?




It's been about a month since last post, so: A lot, but then again nothing much? If that makes sense. Here, I'll explain...

After I last posted here, I was moving right along, being productive, and getting in a good routine to get carving stuff done. I started out with a few router pieces:


then I carved this tiki:

and...

Stained and prepped some more lumber:



Which were installed in the hut I was working on:





More pictures of it
here.


Just to make it clear, that hut isn't at my house!



Around that time, I got food poisoning and was out of for a little bit. That's where I kind of got off the carving track...

As I was heading over the Sepulveda pass on the way to building the hut, I broke the law and answered my phone and talked on it without using a hands free device. Good thing I took the call, because it was a call back for a job I bid on a while back and kind of forgot about. Months ago I heard that a local hospital was having a Brady Bunch luau themed party, so I got in contact with the party organizer and asked if they wanted some Greg Brady idols. The call back was the greenlight to go ahead make all these for them:

I cannot wait until I start finding these at the swap meet!


making all those guys took several days of being at the worbench in the garage. In between pours of those, I ripped off a bunch of Coco Joes pendants with my leftover casting supplies:

I like Coco Joe's so much, I'm now pretending to be them!

Eventually I made copies off all these classics pieces:


turned a bunch into magnets for Mother's Day:


And I did a few tiki crafti projects with them:

Dollar store frames, tapa scrapa, and some resin ripoffs all glued together


Now I'm wholesaling them out unfinished to etsy craftspersons throughout the world:


After working so much in my work area, it was then in an unworkable state:


A couple days later, and I had my shop work area back:


I went to bed the night I finished with the garage excited that I could finally get back to some carving work the next morning. Those plans were thwarted when a 7am surprise call came that some trees were coming down. I was wiped out of large logs, so I was more than happy to spend the day dragging these guys home:

Those big dudes killed my back for a couple days, so I still didn't get back to carving like I'd been wanting and trying to do for a couple weeks.

Before I dragged all those logs back, I cleaned up my outside work area and back yard real good. That took a few days. I also put up my summer sun shield:


Right when I was totally ready facilities wise to get a carving started, I got sidetracked when I saw this vintage drum set at Goodwill:

It was only $80, and was in damn fine shape. I set about to give it a new life...

So, instead of getting to work, I went to a bunch of pawn shops with Cammo and checked out some musical gear. A few follow up trips later and I had a set of new heads, some new stands, and a pair of Zildjians(21" ride and 16" crash) for it:

It had been maybe 7 years since I played drums last, so even though the set was now capable of sounding very nice, I wasn't able to make that happen. So, I've been spending an hour or so a day banging away in the garage lately.

at that point, it felt like it was a ridiculous amount of time since I carved last, so I decided that I was going to get back to it the following day. I was psyching myself up for a day of carving fun, when I came across a post on facebook about some free sod that was available. So once again, I had a worthy distraction from my plans. Instead of carving that day, I set about to get the yard ready for the sod to be set:


The sod was extra that was sitting for 3 days in the heat before I got it. A little TLC and a few days later I had this:


There was so much extra we were able to fill in the other yards as well:

I'm going to get an ornamental iron gate out front with a giant "G" on it and call my estate "Grassland"

Dog enjoying new lawn photo:


So the shop's clean, my lawn's alive, and I'm ready to work on anything carving related...but, I get the call again and I'm spending another day getting logs. This time I went onsite with the trimmers and showed them exactly what I wanted. I grabbed two just under 8 footers and a another chunky five footer. I have a big log inventory now, if I could ever get to work...

But that wasn't going to happen yet, because in the middle of all that, I had a few theme parties to set up. I started back with doing that a couple months ago. It's been really busy in that department lately. That means I get up super early, set up decor for a party real fast and then wait around until it's over and go back and tear it all down real fast. Last weekend I did three huge set ups and teardowns, and there were two other parties that other crews set up or tore down at the same time. One party we tore down at 2am on Sunday at a Kona Kai fundraiser, and then set that same stuff backup at the La Jolla beach and tennis club at 6am for their party. I usually don't bring my camera to these, but this weekend I had it and took a shot or two of the stuff I threw up at tone of the parties. I'm usually the hut builder guy. I'm also the guy who lies to the tourists who ask me what the event is. I usually tell them it's a secret Jimmy Buffett acoustic concert for a Navy Admiral's daughter's wedding.

Kids game booth huts

Ice cream machine hut:

Other companies bring in tarps and tents and stuff that we cover with our decorative themed stuff

One of my rental tikis there:

He goes to all the good parties!

And pretty much sums up the last busy month I had since I last posted here. I have Don's coming up this weekend, and all I have are a handful of leftover magnets to sell.

I better get to work...
Buzzy Out!
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1228
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2013-06-04 11:59 am   Permalink

Wow, busy month! You're killing me with the drums. I also saw a drumkit at a goodwill for $80. But, like a dummy, I passed it up. (Also, I dont play the drums.)

Nice Grass!


 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2013-06-04 2:09 pm   Permalink

That's quite an update, Buzzy. Eventho you haven't been "carving", you sure have been a busy bee.

Love the picture of your dog chillin on the grass. I bet he's stoked!
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3384
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-06-04 10:49 pm   Permalink

Busy Buzzy
Busy Buzzy
Busy Buzzy

Man your post made me tired
Lol

Jon
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hellbilly1932
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Joined: Feb 20, 2009
Posts: 44
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-08-12 1:31 pm   Permalink

Nice grass man! Glad you could nurse it back to health

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2793
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-08-12 1:54 pm   Permalink

Sunset:

I sponsored a Bodysurfing team this year at the
World Bodysurfing Championship in Oceanside this weekend. Wishing Team San Diego Tiki Factory good luck this year, since I have to work this weekend and will be missing all the fun. Go Team Tiki!


I've been taking a lot of time off lately, but I still managed to knock out a few pieces here and there. Here's the last month or so update:

I felt like carving something one day last month, so I did a split log Rarotongan guy


I traded it to Rory for a Tshirt...


Avoiding any waste, I made some scrap wood Moais, and tried yet another two tone staining method



Then a Don's International Tiki Marketplace show came up again so I went into production mode for a few days



Finished new products vending mock up



I finally finished and assembled some Mod inspired pieces with stands that had been sitting around for over a year


Then I carved split log PNG inspired wall hanger



A special order came in for some more Moais in sizes I didn't have in stock , so I knocked those out and a squeezed in a new large Maori hei tiki design while I was in the shop


Then I bought some more wood and started making some more stuff:


I took the rough drafts of the new Hei Tiki design and tried some stain tests and made some abalone inlays for the eyes

Larger inlays are about the size of 50 cent pieces


Then I made a few more pieces out in the shop:

I have one piece of wood left, so I'll draw those up today and do a marathon sanding/staining/finishing session to end out the week. Then, the annual madness of Oasis ensues...


In other House of Buzz happenings: I got my house back to myself a few weeks ago. I haven't started back to carving in the living room yet, but I have moved some of my work process into the comfort of my living room. The only furniture I have in there now is my drum set, a chair, and a my new tv. I was going to buy a crappy used couch and a little tv with my Don's proceeds last month, but I did better than I hoped so I blew it all on a nicer tv. Screw the couch, I'll get one of those after Oasis! In the meantime, I'm making my friends sit on patio furniture and camping chairs when they come over.

So now I sit in front of the tv, draw all this crap out, and go finish it up in the shop.

I wish I had a tv in the shop...

So now what's more important: couch or shop tv?

We'll see after Oasis...

Buzzy Out!



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2793
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-08-12 2:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-08-12 13:31, hellbilly1932 wrote:
Nice grass man! Glad you could nurse it back to health



Yeah, thanks again! It's looking real good right now. The destructive digger dog moved out just in time. I managed to save it all, even those two dead pieces. After I got my first water bill, I remembered why I let my old grass go! Now if I could just get them damn gophers!

Buzzy Out!
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2112
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-08-12 2:09 pm   Permalink

god damn... and people say I'M prolific...

you're on fire bro....


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6668
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-08-12 3:54 pm   Permalink

Not sure if Buzzy is prolific, but he sure makes a LOT of stuff.

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 2981
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-08-12 4:28 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, I might have a nice couch for you, so don't buy anything till I call you..

 
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