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Fredz Hedz by Freddimon and Tikiware by Pelee Jan
hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-08-29 9:31 pm   Permalink

Not sure how I missed this thread, you;ve got some really nice tikis mate. Very nice style to em.

These 2 are definitely my favourites though.

This one because of the great smooth texture and a nice contemporary look to him


and this'n because of the great texture and primitive look




Sweet!


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benella
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Posted: 2007-08-30 12:09 am   Permalink

WOW very good work.
How did you finish the tiki on top ? 2 different wax?
Love the chisel texture. Nice work.

Benjamin.


 
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Freddimon
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From: Lake Erie Basin
Posted: 2007-09-03 5:38 pm   Permalink

Thanx Hewey! Funny, they are both versions of something I found in the "Book of Tiki". They kind of look like the Tiki in the BOT pic with the husky bearded Tiki artist, chain saw in hand, carving a really huge, fat log. Don't have the "book" here or I'd give you the guy's name... sorry!
Benella, Thanx, too! The Tiki on top is well sanded between three coats of spar varnish, no wax at all. The chizzelled look on the other is more of a cop-out to sanding. I got real bummed because the back of this log was very rotty and I didn't want to spend a lot of time sanding in case it didn't hold up well. Looks good now, and I'm keeping him inside for protection...


 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2007-09-03 7:01 pm   Permalink

OOh yeah! That's great stuff. That's Leroy shmaltz design at the top there. Ya gotta add that to AA's old post, "Post your "Leroy" here"!

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=11934&forum=7&start=75&hilite=leroy

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Freddimon
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Posted: 2007-09-04 5:47 pm   Permalink

Surfintiki, they're up on the "Reloy" post! Thanx!

 
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Freddimon
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Posted: 2007-10-16 4:26 pm   Permalink

Here's an update of the latest (6 Ft.) Tiki. I bought a 14 tooth Lancelot to go in tandem with the 22 tooth and now I'm cuting through this palm like it was butter. I have to really watch that I don't go too far with this tool arrangement, it's so fast! OOPS.... Just realized the pix were out of focus so I'll take more tomorrow and post asap...

[ This Message was edited by: Freddimon 2007-10-16 16:27 ]


 
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Freddimon
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Posted: 2007-10-17 5:42 pm   Permalink

OK, Here's some pix..... How do I fix this monster to a base?








 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2007-10-20 3:17 pm   Permalink

nice job fred, is that palm?

 
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Freddimon
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Posted: 2007-10-21 6:31 pm   Permalink

Hi TD! Yes that's the log you brought back from FL and gave me!. Nice piece of lumber... Has a lot of seasoned quality to it... Really big and heavy... I need to figure out how to stand him up good so he doesn't kill someone!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-10-21 6:50 pm   Permalink

definitely an Excellent tiki freddi! You gave him a Ton of sweet detail. You can drill holes up from the bottom, insert rebar or steel pipes or bars, and plant him into a cement slab, OR you coulddrill out a couple holes in his back large enough for a couple pieces of angle iron. Stick the angle iron out about 18 inches and stand him on a block against that tree and then drill corresponding holes in the tree. Then back him up to the tree so the angle irons slide into the holes, remove the block and he should be suspended off the ground held up by the tree. Of course you want the holes angled correctly and plumb so that he stands up straight. Also account for glue, cement, spikes, or some other memans to secure the angle irons.
Hope this helps and good luck
Great job.
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2007-10-23 06:37 am   Permalink

fred, no,no no, never set your tiki into cement.10 times more no's for palm wood. call, me bring it over .i'll show you what to do. david. hey! by the way, how's the chair?

 
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Freddimon
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Posted: 2007-10-23 4:54 pm   Permalink

Thanx Benz! I was thinking of the cement version of mounting too. Sounds like TikiDavid doesn't like the idea, but this one is going to be kept indoors, so maybe it's OK to mount that way. How heavy a chunk of concrete to keep it steady / ratio? TD, what do you think?

 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2007-10-23 5:04 pm   Permalink

Wow how did i miss your post? You have some really nice carvings
going on.

Yes he is looking top heavy


 
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Freddimon
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Posted: 2008-06-04 7:49 pm   Permalink

Wow, I've been away for a while, and I have a lot of Tiki viewing to do. I must catch up with all my fave idols on TC, and I mean the carvers, *and* the work they do!!!

I'm about 6-2, so this is easily the biggest yet for me. This stump is of the same wood they use for baseball bats. It was so sinuey that I had to stop last year when it was freshly de-barked and let it age... hoping it would be cuttable with any type of chain saw. I was happy to find I was right about that one! Used a double Lancelot/grinder to do this so far.

So here's what I'm working on now:







 
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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2008-07-02 3:09 pm   Permalink

bump it

 
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