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What keeps YOU from carving??
surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2006-04-30 06:14 am   Permalink

Gman inspired this thread for me. "Where ya been mang?" And ya know, I bet everybody has some interesting things keeping them from carvin'...well except for Benzart.

Things that keep me from carving tiki...
1. Good surf
2. Calcific Tendonitis (rt. elbow)
3. Hernia surgery
4. Girlfriend
5. WORK
6. Lack of $ for new tools
7. more injuries
8. Recording original music
9. more injuries (you get the picture)
10. Praying to win a trip to hawaii contest
*not necessarily in this order

Whadda-bout-you??
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-04-30 06:20 am   Permalink

In no particular order:

1) Kids
2) Work
3) Children
4) Job
5) Kids
6) Being to tired from dealing with my kids and job
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-04-30 06:51 am   Permalink

The number one reason......

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Howland
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Joined: Jan 30, 2006
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From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2006-04-30 08:46 am   Permalink

You pretty much nailed it for me although I'd have to replace:

#'s 2 and 3-Calcific Tendonitis and Hernia surgery with Lumbar Laminectomy (lower back surgery-just over a month ago)

#4-girlfriend--replace with wife (gotta do that 'quality time' thang.)

Would hafta' add--lack of logs. I did just score some fresh cut pine logs, just gotta let them dry a little.
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Howland
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From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2006-04-30 08:49 am   Permalink

You pretty much nailed it for me although I'd have to replace:

#'s 2 and 3-Calcific Tendonitis and Hernia surgery with Lumbar Laminectomy (lower back surgery-just over a month ago)

#4-girlfriend--replace with wife (gotta do that 'quality time' thang.)

Would hafta' add--lack of logs. I did just score some fresh cut pine logs, just gotta let them dry a little.
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-04-30 09:50 am   Permalink

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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2006-04-30 10:49 am   Permalink

lack of time , kids , work , and a.d.d , today i saw a dog in the street and it was brown . oh wait , where was I?
lack of time and kids and work , yeah thats it .

p.s , sorry to hear that Loki.
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2006-04-30 11:09 am   Permalink

what keeps me from carving........

...the voice of the faceless thing that lives behind my refrigerator and won't let me near the chisels.....


 
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Kapu Kahiki
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Joined: Sep 19, 2005
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From: Portland, Oregon
Posted: 2006-04-30 12:01 pm   Permalink

yeah, work.
Blah!
Also, the wife hates the rap tap tap tapping of the mallet when she's trying to sleep in the mornin'!
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-04-30 2:39 pm   Permalink

I'm sorry everyone. I hate that I prompted this thread. I've got some things going on and my motivation is a bit off. I'm living apart from my wife again (she's working as an ER doc in Philly), Earnie isn't well, and I have less time to carve - especially at night. My weekends have been very rushed, and if she is home for the weekend, I try to spend what time I can doing things with her and getting myself ready for the work week. I've got a host of projects going right now, with some of them being tiki, and some not. I've got a Maori figure still on the bench. He is very close to being done and I hope to have him completed in a few days. I put the final clear finish on the dark stained Maori too. I'll post pics of him tonight on my thread. Additionally, I've carved several Gman tikis, but I've sent them packin' without taking pics or posting.

Here's my list of "other" activities.....or things I do if I'm not carving:

Work and work travel
Maintaining a long distance relationship with my wife
Painting/selling my gyotaku
Boar hunting
Randrail work/buggy club rides
House projects
Speed shooting competitions
Fossil hunting adventures
Cannon building/shooting
Non-tiki carving commissions
Maintaining the GMT
Exhaustion
Depression
Lack of inspiration
Chicken wings and Checker Burgers

-Gman



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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-04-30 3:38 pm   Permalink

Most of the above mentioned...and...Tiki Central!


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2006-04-30 4:20 pm   Permalink

.."the main thing....is to keep the main thing, the main thing"

 
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-04-30 4:51 pm   Permalink

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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-04-30 5:22 pm   Permalink

Yep, that's the main thing!

-Gman


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-04-30 6:47 pm   Permalink

Man, I feel bad for you guys. I Think I have used all those reasons at one time or another, well maybe not All, but I'd rather think about the things that Keep me carving.
Those little voices in my head.
These big voices on TC.
Those Ancient ones adding to the voices in my head.
The thrill of seeing a plain old log transformed by my hands into a neat tiki who then bosses me around.
Did I mention the voices?
The excitement of listening to someone watching their Tiki being created.
The thrill of being able to spend rediculous amounts of money on tools, just to make sawdust .
I'm sure there are More reasons to keep carving but I can't think of any with all the voices in my head.
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