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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-21 10:52 pm   Permalink

writers have writer's block. i think i have the equivilent, carver's block. i haven't been able to carve. something happend in my life that got me down. just a girl, no big thing. (gotta keep telling myself that.)

i'm looking to the carving ohana to help me out. i have all these pictures in my head that i need to put into wood.

just a little encouragement might help.

thanks.

this is what i was able to do tonight. anyone have any advice?




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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-09-21 10:58 pm   Permalink

Throw yourself into your art whole hog for a while. Think of that as your girl. Even if you have to force yourself to carve a bit. Women will begin to find you. It's crazy that way...

 
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-09-22 12:37 am   Permalink

Kia ora pdrake. **If youve got a headfull of pictures I suggest starting with pencil & paper... Get those ideas out -its much better to do the brainstorming/refining on paper first & then redraw full scale once you are happy with them.

Forget the girl! If she wasnt the one, she wasnt the one... Channel those emotions into something that will last!!

Chin up buddy! Tama



 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-09-22 01:43 am   Permalink

I think I would go through as much art here on TC as I can find and then use google to find more pictures of tiki. You are bound to run across something that will "Light your fire". God luck. We have all been thru this before and it hurts, but feels so good when you finally get out of that rut....
You can do it!
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-09-22 02:10 am   Permalink

If you've got the ideas then it's not so bad, it's when the ideas don't come that I worry. If it's merely the physical process of transferring the ideas to the wood that's giving you grief I suggest just leaving it for a while. Go get drunk with some friends, go surfing, hiking, walking on a remote beach (preferably not all in the same afternoon, at least not in that order!) - whatever gets you amped. I always walk away for a while to clear my head when I get frustrated with my work.

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-22 10:58 pm   Permalink

thanks. please don't stop. if at least one person post to this per day it will help me.

i've started to carve a little. i need to do at least some every night. i've been dealing with this for awhile and trying to do it on my own. reading books, doing exercises and all the normal "self help" kind of things.

i'm going to try and post my progress with my current carvings here and no matter what, i will keep the pics coming. i'm totally open to constructive critisism.

here is my first try at stone carving. it was just started tonight and it's only been a couple of hours. the stuff gets hot. i need to look into the whole water cooling stuff.



 
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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-09-22 11:50 pm   Permalink

Aha! We got one Paipo..!
What are you using to carve with pdrake? Im guessing a handheld angle-grinder or bench grinding wheel..? Larger work can be done this way using special 'dry' concrete-cutting diamond discs (or al.oxide wheels), but for smaller work youre certainly be better off using diamond lapidary wheels/burrs -with water!! Good on you for having a go mate! Is there a local rock-hound/lapidary club in your area? Im sure they could give a demo or a rundown on basics...
Once your rolling with suitable tools, she'll be gone from your head in no time! Good luck, Ill be following your progress! TTT


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-09-23 02:19 am   Permalink

Just go gay and you'll never have women problems again.

There. Problem solved. Now get your ass carving! You've got too many tikis inside your head trying to get out to have some dame holding up the works.



 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-23 8:42 pm   Permalink

thanks grog. if it weren't for the butt secks i'd join you.

i'm just using my dremel and the stone wheels. it's not a very big piece. dip in water, grind, dip in water, grind. it makes a mess.

i'll post another pic soon.

thanks again for the encouragement. it helps a great deal.


 
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TikiLaLe
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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
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From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2006-09-23 9:32 pm   Permalink

Pdrake

Dude your in Vegas, baby. Go downtown and get yourself some 'tookie' !!!!!


 
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WooHooWahine
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2006-09-23 9:37 pm   Permalink

Just shout WOOOOOOHOOOOO! It will get you in the mode to carve again. I promise

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-23 10:06 pm   Permalink

woohooo!



 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-23 11:02 pm   Permalink

after another while. 2 nights down. who knows how many more.



 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-09-23 11:54 pm   Permalink

Is that jade? You need to get the water squirting onto your tool or onto the stone constantly if you can, you'll be amazed how much smoother the cutting action is. Looks like it's starting to come together now - how long have you spent on it?

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-09-24 01:23 am   Permalink

GROG agrees with Paipo.

If you keep your tool well lubricated, it definitely helps with a smoother action.....with the carving as well.

GROG not gay, so GROG can't say from first-hand experience.

(Thanks K*rb* for the advice)


 
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