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New tiki , about 6 hours into it
mike-stobbe
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
Posts: 112
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-01 1:49 pm   Permalink

So here's my first one from Buzzy's pile of palm trunks , besides the wee little Moai I did for my friend Mikey . I feel like Iv'e learned a lot on the few I've done recently after the Oki Oki , and this one's going to be nice , I can feel it ! ! !

I've been finding lots of good ways to use my #5 gouge . . . it is rapidly becoming my favorite chisle .
I'm going to leave the hair-do and I think this one will be a full length jobbie , all the way to the ground .









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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-12-01 2:08 pm   Permalink

Very crisp, I'm a big fan of leaving natural surfaces too. What is the chisel you're talking about...can you post a pic of it?
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-12-01 2:11 pm   Permalink

Very nice! Keep going. Keep posting.

Mahalo

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mike-stobbe
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
Posts: 112
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-01 2:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks , I will . . . heres what it looks like , it's a shallow sweep #5 gouge . Stubai tools from the fancy land of Austria !



 
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bb moondog
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Joined: Apr 18, 2006
Posts: 492
From: Gilbert AZ
Posted: 2006-12-01 2:27 pm   Permalink

AH--a topic CLOSE to my heart...I have a LOT of opportunities to 'leave the hair on' as it were..how does that effect the FINISHING/STAINING though...doesn't that stuff just ROT off eventually? or do you do something special to it to keep it there? I have a BUNCH of logs I could leave' hair' on if it would stay and not effect the way it lasts--cuz I'll tell you WHAT getting the hair OFF ain't a lot of FUN--a good couple HOURS cuz the logs I have are UNSTRIPPED..would like to hear input cuz if there are some ways to incorporate it I WILL

 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2006-12-01 3:05 pm   Permalink

It's looking good, Mike! Can't wait to get mine going. Keep us posted as you go.

 
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-01 3:10 pm   Permalink

Wow Mike, it's looking really good. Very clean lines. How's the moisture on that guy? Pretty wet still or not too bad?


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-12-01 5:01 pm   Permalink

Mike-S, Excelent start on that tiki, he is gonna be really nice!

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-12-01 5:06 pm   Permalink

Nice, clean chisel work as well..

 
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Reid-O
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Joined: Sep 17, 2006
Posts: 35
From: B.C. Canada
Posted: 2006-12-01 5:15 pm   Permalink

Looks awesome! I'm so envious of you guys carving up the palms! I've been carving tikis for a few years now and still have yet to get my hands(chisels)on some palm. Here in Vancouver it's all cedar, redwood ect. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-12-01 5:35 pm   Permalink

Real nice work Mike...another fine carver joins the ranks! Also like the lil' chopper in the
background.


 
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2006-12-02 01:43 am   Permalink

I love this tiki style.
Indeed, I think that natural is the best.

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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-12-02 07:31 am   Permalink

Very nice Mike! I will enjoy watching where you go from here. Thanks for posting.
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
Posts: 1550
From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2006-12-02 09:32 am   Permalink

Hey that is a great start!! I am really liking your bike in the backround!!! Is that an old Triumph or Harley??



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mike-stobbe
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
Posts: 112
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-02 09:33 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the kind words , It starts getting more fun when you start to think you know what you're doing !
I'll try and take progress pictures as it comes along . . . I find myself sitting , staring blankly at trees and palms in my neighborhood , wondering about what kind of carving I could do to it . . . !

Also Congatiki , just so you know , the bike is a '56 panhead with shovel heads and a 93" stroker kit . It's a pretty fun little ride . . . like a Scwhinn Stingray with a rocket motor attatched to it . good times .


 
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