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royal palm
micky tiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2006
Posts: 19
From: lake worth, florida
Posted: 2006-08-24 9:28 pm   Permalink


i've been carving for a couple of months now and will post pics soon ...but has anyone ever carved royal palm the inside seems very soggy and was wondering if that will dry out

thank you


 
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-08-25 05:17 am   Permalink

Micky tiki,
The royal(i think you mean queen) will never dry out and it will eventually rot from the inside out. The only way to carve them is to hollow out the stinky goo. The best way to use the royal is to cut it in half, gut the inside leaving a 'C' shape outer shell. The shell is very nice to carve and will hold detail nicely. Masks are about the only thing you can make out of them. I have made some nice masks out of them, but when given the choice i perfer not to use them. Hope this helps.

[ This Message was edited by: loki 2006-08-25 16:52 ]


 
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micky tiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2006
Posts: 19
From: lake worth, florida
Posted: 2006-08-25 08:01 am   Permalink


thank you very much ...which palm would you suggest i use to make a nice solid tiki?


 
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
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From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-08-25 08:08 am   Permalink

micky from the jetsetter?

sabal (aka cabbage palm), coconut, washingtonia, mahogany are all easily available in south fl...


 
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micky tiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2006
Posts: 19
From: lake worth, florida
Posted: 2006-08-25 10:00 am   Permalink




yup mick from jetsetter ...tiki central is awesome thank you very nuch im goin out to get some new logs


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-08-26 2:06 pm   Permalink

Actually the Royal palm is kind of like a giant queen Palm. It'a also called the king palm and the Cement palm because it looks like a giant cement pillar. They get gigantic to a couple feet diameter and 30 ft tall. All mush inside like the queen with that very hard outer shell. carvable but usually not worth the hard work.

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