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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2013-08-15 4:00 pm   Permalink

Ah HA!
Well since I'm not being prolific enough to feel like I warrant my own thread yet, I'll just keep posting on this one.
So it's been a while, had some "life" stuff, moved the family from Minneapolis Mn, to Everett Wa, like one does. Anyway I Finally started a new carve. Found a piece of driftwood at the beach, thought it was a nice solid piece of something, but it has turned out to be a chewy pain. I'm still trying to make a silk purse out of this sow's ear, so here's my progress:



I'm trying to do the "carve deep" thing, but I'm having a trouble with my wood holding together. I'm dreading sanding this thing, anyway, here's the face so far.



Thanks for looking!


 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 883
Posted: 2013-08-15 4:22 pm   Permalink

Driftwood is always full of surprises. Looks great from where I'm sitting and...you get extra credit for going all the way through between the legs!

 
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For the Love of Tiki
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Joined: Feb 19, 2013
Posts: 89
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-08-16 07:27 am   Permalink

Excellent progress... shaping up to be one cool tiki!

 
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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
Posts: 71
From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2013-08-16 12:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks gang!
Yeah, that's when I found out how truly full of water this guy was was when I went through the legs. It was a mushy, pulpy mess in the center of this little log.


 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
Posts: 222
From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2013-08-19 05:44 am   Permalink

Usually the maker is the worst critic! It looks great to me...do you mention what type of wood it is?

 
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TravnerRavenweird
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Joined: Apr 12, 2011
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From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2013-08-19 10:14 am   Permalink

No idea what kind of wood it is. I thought it might be pine, but it seems really stringy. Heck it could be Rhododendron for all I know.
The first picture in the progress pictures is almost exactly how I found it except for the ends I cut off.
Thanks! I hope to have more progress pictures to post soon. I have all the Sharpie sanded off and am trying to get some tattoos carved on the limbs.


 
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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
Posts: 67
From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-08-19 3:51 pm   Permalink

New to carving, but was inspired from my recent trip to the Big Island.
Here's a couple pieces I've done:










And this is the current carving:




 
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TravnerRavenweird
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From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2013-08-19 4:28 pm   Permalink

Nice! And It looks like we're almost neighbors...at least compared to a lot of people on here.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-08-19 5:03 pm   Permalink



You must live close to Cy...



 
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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
Posts: 67
From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-08-20 09:02 am   Permalink

Thanx! I am close, from the Shoreline area.
Added black on the latest tiki, next is to find a stain color I like.




 
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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-08-22 3:09 pm   Permalink

Done!





 
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TravnerRavenweird
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From: Everett, Washington
Posted: 2013-08-23 12:54 pm   Permalink

Very nice! I'm hoping to get mine in some state of finished this weekend.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2296
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-08-23 2:24 pm   Permalink

your designs are solid...

just carve deeper bro... you'll like what happens. I promise...




 
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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
Posts: 67
From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-08-23 4:23 pm   Permalink

Thanx guys, and pjc5150 thanx for the tip, this is my 3rd Tiki, so any advice is greatly appreciated. This Tiki was first created in a painting by a good friend and great artist Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker and I wanted to match it as close as possible so I didn't go too deep on carving this guy. Here is a picture of the painting Kon-Tiki Dream:



 
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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-09-01 6:04 pm   Permalink

Red Tiki.





 
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