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Mieko's Tikis - spirit hook done page 5
mieko
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-10-31 6:42 pm   Permalink

I wanted to share the tikis I've done so far, both in Polynesiac's class in San Pedro, and at the Left Coast Oki Oki over the weekend. None of them are "done" yet, but they've all got some progress. I can't draw, so I really wasn't sure how I'd do at carving, but I think I'm addicted.

My first Tiki from Polynesiac's class, I'm leaning toward burning it and seeing what happens:


My second Tiki from the Left Coast 'Oki 'Oki, Bosko designed a simple tiki for us to do. I had to keep going deeper, but I think I finally got it deep enough. I'm undecided about the forehead and chin.


My third tiki is from Benzart's lesson, he carved one half and I did the other. I'm sanding it now and trying to decide on stain.


Any feedback is appreciated!





[ This Message was edited by: mieko 2008-05-28 18:20 ]


 
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Howland
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Posted: 2006-10-31 7:27 pm   Permalink

Looking good, Mieko. Welcome to TC and welcome to the addiction! The influences of the elders whom you are learning from shine through in your work. You are very fortunate to have access to the their knowledge and experience. Keep the chips flying and keep posting pics.
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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-10-31 7:40 pm   Permalink

You're off to a flying start - there's very clear and significant progress in those 3 pieces. I have no idea who carved which side of your Benzart lesson.
Pretty cool to have access to such great teachers!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-10-31 7:49 pm   Permalink

Excellent stuff Meiko. For your first tikis you are head and shoulders above some that have been carving for a long time.. Just keep practising and carving more tikiii. The more you do, the better you get.
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2006-10-31 8:31 pm   Permalink

Welcome meiko! You've progressed very quickly in those 3 tikis. That first piece started with a pretty weathered log. Sometimes that just happens. It looks like you'll be a great carver judging by what you've done so far.

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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-11-01 04:52 am   Permalink

Meiko,

Awesome introduction into this world-o-Tikiness! Beautiful firsts.

(Can you give me some lessons?)

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nicolemdalton
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From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2006-11-01 07:18 am   Permalink

mieko, those are some awesome carvings. I think that's my next adventure for making tikis. I'd like to make some nice big ones. I really like the face on the 2nd one. He's going to look great when finished!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-11-04 4:50 pm   Permalink

Mieko, I Know you are addicted, I Saw you carve at OkiOki and I Know you have to have carved more since, Don't be hiding from us now, snap that camera and Post, post, post!
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Clarita
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Posted: 2006-11-04 8:06 pm   Permalink

Aloha Mieko! Great progress you did in definition! but all of them are cool!
The great thing about TC is that it demands from everybody to keep working and posting! I love to see people starting and developing themselves!
...I'm trying to do my part, but I have to confess that I'm trying harder lately....
Greetings!
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mieko
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Posted: 2006-11-13 8:05 pm   Permalink

I finally have some updates. After the Oki Oki I did a little on my big tiki, but I didn't have a hook knife, so I was waiting for that to get here, then I didn't have any wood.
So here's the finish carving on the big tiki. I'm waiting for him to dry to figure out how to finish him.


Here's my Benzart Lesson with stain and poly.


Once I got my hook knife, the only basswood I could find was an egg. I cut it in half and tried these. The swirly one is mostly practice and pretty, the other ended up looking more like a mexican wrestling mask than a tiki.


Finally got some more wood, decided to get more practice with copying a design instead of using my own.


And today, my new tools came! Big logs beware!



 
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-11-14 4:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-10-31 18:42, mieko wrote:
....how I'd do at carving, but I think I'm addicted.




And there is no known cure.


I am glad you posted. Your first efforts are excellent. Post more.

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Posted: 2006-11-14 4:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-10-31 18:42, mieko wrote:
....how I'd do at carving, but I think I'm addicted.




And there is no known cure.


I am glad you posted. Your first efforts are excellent. Post more.

JP


 
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mieko
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Posted: 2006-12-08 3:24 pm   Permalink

I've been carving a bit, mostly smaller stuff cause I get home from work and it's cold and dark outside. Here's my small guy all stained up:

I want to turn him into a pendant, any tips on drilling him?

My next small guy - and first "body". I left the face too flat, but I'm happy with the body:

Here's my kitty cat helping me out. Her name is Tiki.

And here's the bigger one after the Chop Chop. I've done a little more, but don't have pictures.


I also have one more pendant I'm working on, but it's a surprise.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-12-08 4:56 pm   Permalink

Mieko, you are Really on FIRE and doing some Awesome opieces. Your finished pieces are unbelievable, the Benzart is incredible. cana you tell who did which side? I can't.
Instead of drilling a hole in your tiki, you might try just screwing an Eye-hook into the top. Get a thin one with a long screw. Well done. Congrats on the tools too.
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Queen Kamehameha
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Posted: 2006-12-08 10:48 pm   Permalink

wow!!!!!!!!!! terrific stuff! and prolific too


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