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Kapu Kahiki's Karving Korner- 9/13: Little Marquesan and pics fixed!
Kapu Kahiki
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From: Portland, Oregon
Posted: 2006-05-13 12:10 pm   Permalink

Thanks, GAP! Thumb's all healed up, I taped it with some waterproof stuff from Warren Cutlery™ while I carved. It was gnarly, man!
Rarotonga is at a standstill, due to a business trip to California. I actually tried to figure a way to sneak my chisels through, but figured it was too much trouble!
I will be taking a few days out in the hills again this week, hope to finish the carving then, and stain, BK Age® and hang it when I return. Stay tuned for more pics.

On my Bar are a Trader Vic's coconut mug, the Black Trader Vic's Moai mug from SF anniversary, and a genuine TV Menehune. Hmmm.... perhaps I should finally photograph and join ooga-mooga?

BTW, I have all of the Tommy Bahama mugs, what's anyone's opinion of those? Their clothes are too damn big, so I went with the mugs.

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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-05-13 7:43 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-05-13 12:10, Kapu Kahiki wrote:
On my Bar are a Trader Vic's coconut mug, the Black Trader Vic's Moai mug from SF anniversary, and a genuine TV Menehune. Hmmm.... perhaps I should finally photograph and join ooga-mooga?



Ha! That's funny! I meant Televisions, not Trader Vics, and it's funny that you do actually have 3 trader vics there too! Ha!
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2006-05-13 9:05 pm   Permalink

Pez, thanks for posting the Kahiki pic for me. That is quite an interesting piece. How did you acquire it?

Next time you come out to CA, let me know. Maybe we can hook up at one of the local tiki establishments.

A-A
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Kapu Kahiki
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Posted: 2006-06-21 1:47 pm   Permalink

Aaron,
Sorry I have been away for awhile!
I bought the Kahiki mask from the Kahiki Outlet store in an eBay auction for about $125!
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Kapu Kahiki
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Posted: 2006-06-21 2:03 pm   Permalink

Here we go
Cook-Islands mask from Coon-Tiki was completed several weeks ago.
Here are the last few in-progress and completed shots:



A couple of shots of the 'nostril' pattern, beveled in

Finished pics:

The chin pattern. The wood did not like my original pattern (see above). I like this just as well, I think it evokes a skull.


Forehead design



Sides details


I love the finish and sheen that the tung oil gave the mask! The red details are simple acrylic, which I oiled over for protection


A Kapu Kahik original! I polyeurethaned the tops and back


Check out the hooks. They are actually picture-hanging hooks, which I flipped over to pound into the back of the mask for hanging on my gate.


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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2006-06-21 6:38 pm   Permalink

Well done Pez. Good to see you finished the mask instead of letting it sit there and rot. I need to get back to mine again but I have been on another carving. Love the finish and the hook idea is great. Gotta remember that one.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-06-22 07:33 am   Permalink

Yes, Definitely a nice finish and color job there KK. Ready for another CoonTiki

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Kapu Kahiki
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Posted: 2006-09-01 9:18 pm   Permalink

I finally found a decent woodshop here in town. It's no smoky mountain carvers, to be sure, but good enough for now!
http://www.woodcraft.com/stores/store.aspx?id=330
I'd prefer a smaller locally owned place, but this is a start...

Anyway, I was checking out some power carvers, and I just had a tough time choosing which is best! Luckily, I didn't want to surprise my wife with a $200 purchase, so I didn't choose...

Anyway, I know that GAP blew out his wecheer, which is what I was looking at. That really held me back, but the power tool kit seems like such a great deal
http://www.wecheer.com/content.php?view=list_prod&cat=ptk

Just looking for some advice on a versatile power chisel/detail tool for carving small details and also doing some sign work. I can't afford something that will die under regular tiki carving use, in other words not a dremel. As I have mentioned before, I am also considering a roto zip with flexshaft attachment.

any tips?

Thanks!
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Kapu Kahiki
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Posted: 2006-09-13 8:37 pm   Permalink

Back to work! And back to the hook knife
Here's my third project currently in the works, a little marquesan-style guy
Hope you all like it...

started with a little square of basswood, which I shaped down to be more like a tiny log



I stopped when I cut myself.

I have invested an hour and a half or so on this guy so far. Hadn't worked with the hook for awhile, but it's coming back to me.
I really dig the small stuff, thanks to Ben for the teaching!
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-09-14 04:41 am   Permalink

I liked the red details on that tiki

Nice


 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2006-09-14 05:07 am   Permalink

well it took a little while but your coontiki project turned out great...i also like the red
detail. Looks like a good start on the little Marq too...keep those chisels and hook knife
going..and get some more bandaids.


 
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Posted: 2006-09-14 07:10 am   Permalink

Looks great so far. The hook knife is a great tool but its not the only one. I have found that the hook knife works great when shaping and making large cuts. For more refined detail and cleanup work I prefer an Xacto knife with a fresh/disposable #11 (straight) blade. The blade is a bit smaller and allows you stronger control for intricate patterns. Also, I like to do the main features first (eyes, mouth, body...) then go into the details that take alot of time. That way if you screw something up, you didn't waste as much time. Watch those digits and keep going.

 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2006-09-14 09:39 am   Permalink

Awesome carving Kapu. I'm liking the use of color in some carvings lately. Yours is no exception. I was forced to recently, and I must admit that it made quite a diference. Keep on it. I want to see the little guy your hookin right now!

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Posted: 2007-03-01 6:37 pm   Permalink

whatever happened here?

 
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