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Pyrotiki
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Joined: Jun 27, 2006
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From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2006-06-30 2:04 pm   Permalink

Hi Everyone

Here is my first pyrography of a tiki (better known as woodburning). It is done on a tagua nut which I turned it into a pendant. There are three pictures attached to show the stages of the work. I welcome any questions, comments and suggestions. Thanks.











 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-06-30 6:49 pm   Permalink

Pyro, does this piece have a finish on it, or do you not need to do anything else to it?
I've been waiting for this, Nice stuff!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-06-30 6:49 pm   Permalink

sorry for the double post ???

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Pyrotiki
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Posted: 2006-06-30 7:17 pm   Permalink

Thank you. Yes, I use a special varnish. It is a mineral spirit acrylic aerosol matte varnish named Golden. Expensive but it does the trick.

 
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Posted: 2006-07-01 12:18 am   Permalink

very nice detail i like

 
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Pyrotiki
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Posted: 2006-07-01 05:58 am   Permalink

Thanks Marcus. I visited your website. You do beautiful work yourself.

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-07-01 6:57 pm   Permalink

Looks very nice. Looking forward to seeing more tikis
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
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From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2006-07-02 7:34 pm   Permalink

very nice work there. i was looking forward to seeing your work. ben was saying how good you are in a different post. glad to talk to you.
keep it comming
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-07-08 10:47 pm   Permalink

Yeah, impressive stuff! What an interesting medium and fine detail. How hard is a tagua nut and won't it rot?
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-07-09 06:33 am   Permalink

TGap, that Tauga nut is considered "Vegitable Ivory" and it is pretty darned hard and will not decay. It hardens to ivory like hardness.
PyroTiki, where are you, I have a bunch of wood pieces for you!
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tikigap
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Posted: 2006-07-09 3:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben - I googled it - found a good link!

http://www.turtlefeathers.com/text/natural-products/tagua.html



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Pyrotiki
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From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2006-07-13 3:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben for taking the time to answer the question on my behalf. I have been busy these past days.

Here are a couple of websites where you can find out about tagua nuts or purchase them. The Tagua nut is actually the dried seed pod of the Tagua Palm tree. They are harvested from the rainforest in Ecuador. They come in three different sizes if sliced or they come as whole. You can carve or woodburn them as they are soft enough for it.

http://www.oneworldprojects.com/products/tag_raw.shtml

http://www.tagua2go.com/tagua_history.htm

I hope its helps anyone interested in tagua nuts. Sorry I am late.

Pyrotiki


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