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Traditional Pahu Drum
Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-12-14 10:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-12-14 18:22, AlienTiki wrote:

I've been whittling on this Hei-Tiki for a couple of days in my spare time.

I need to fix his grill and clean up sanding.





Kia ora Alien!

That drum is a beauty. I agree with Paipo, very ambitious. I imagine it'll be one of those pieces that tries to keep you there forever; you'll keep spotting things to alter on all those figures. Cant wait to see it done!

Im also a Monster fan of NZ hei-tiki; eat, sleep, breathe them! Surprisingly Ive never tried one in wood but have made a few versions very similar to this one (including my own). Its kinda cool to be looking at someone elses', I feel as if I 'know' him
If I can be so bold as to offer a little 'constructive criticism/suggestion' (hot topic/non-topic recently, eh Foamy? ); I would flare those leg holes out a bit & go a thin deep groove to separate the belly & feet. Or is this what you meant by 'fix his grill'?

Ill be watching for the finish of this too!

Ka pai, Tama


 
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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2006-12-15 12:14 pm   Permalink

Paipo Thanks for the compliments. I've been away from TC for a while. But seeing all this great work you guys are doing has inspired me. I posted some stuff on this other thread.

This one was carved from the same piece of Koa.


Tikigap, Thanks for the kind words.

Tamapoutini, I really appreciate the critique, it's exactly what Im looking for. Buy Grill I meant teeth but I see what your saying. I'm gonna do it.
When I carved this first one I was hoping there were some stone carvers like you or Paipo that would show up at T.C. and school us amateurs. I'm almost embarrassed to post these pictures knowing it's done better and with a harder medium (stone). But it makes it a lot easier because you guys are so humble.

Mahalo again you guys, I'll post progress pic's soon.

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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2006-12-15 1:27 pm   Permalink

Alien.

Dont be embarrassed mate, your work is fine & streets ahead of the majority of hei-tiki/carving work I see in NZ.

This other tiki is a cracker too! Hadnt seen it.

Keep it up; Im happy to offer suggestions/advice if I can see room for improvement, but you seem to have it all under control.

With all encouragement! Tama



 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-12-15 4:07 pm   Permalink

Man that Koa makes a Beautiful Hei-Tiki, Of course you made it beautiful, the wood just looks great by itself.
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