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what kind of wood makes for a good tiki?
Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2006-06-06 8:43 pm   Permalink

im not too experienced in this and have so far just been carving some soft woods i have found around our garage and i live in canada so i cant really get any of those woods from out there so i was just wondering if anybody has any ideas about some good carving woods that would be great.
thank you.
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-06-06 8:51 pm   Permalink

I like white pine or basswood. Just good, malleable woods that hold detail well..

 
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Tiki Duddy
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2006-06-06 9:01 pm   Permalink

ok and thank you for that. ill try some of those.

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2006-06-06 9:06 pm   Permalink

Hey Duddy. I carved some poplar not too long ago... that seemed real nice to carve. Of course I'm no expert like BK...just a fellow Canadian who may be able to speak to the types of logs we have around here.

 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2006-06-06 9:14 pm   Permalink

The kind grows on trees ......sorry couldnt resist.



I have carved cedar or pine and have been happy with both.

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Tiki Duddy
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2006-06-06 9:23 pm   Permalink

ok thanks for some of those tips. ill try them out when i get a chance after im finished on the one im doing now.
and rodeo.....nice one haha


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-06-07 10:03 am   Permalink

Just about any log you can find will make a good tiki, as long as it is not rotten and full of bugz. Go to your local firewood guy and ask him for some wood, he'll fix you up.
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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2006-06-07 3:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-06-06 21:14, rodeotiki wrote:
The kind grows on trees ......sorry couldnt resist.



I have carved cedar or pine and have been happy with both.




How can it grow on trees when it is the tree...
moss grows on trees...

Use mexican fan palm I like that..
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