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mike-stobbe
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-11 10:15 am   Permalink

okay I'm going to be posting here in this thread whenever I get a new one done . This is the latest , and I stained it and sanded it to get a fancy finish . Anyhow I don't know if I like it the way it is . I am fighting myself to burn it and sand it again . . . I think I want it to be darker and more ancient looking . anyone for or against , either or ? ? ?





 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2006-12-11 10:18 am   Permalink

Mike, Leave it as is. Move on to the next one. (lookin real good by the way)

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joontiki
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Posted: 2006-12-11 10:20 am   Permalink

Oh, VERY nice!

Personally, i'm a fan of Bisque Unglazed Tiki Mugs, and this reminds me of them, so i like it just the way it is!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-12-11 10:22 am   Permalink

WOW! LEave it the way it is, You have a Very nice Tiki there. Perfect as it is, that way you wot't be yearning for "the Way it was".
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2006-12-11 10:25 am   Permalink

Tough getting good results burning and torching after you've stained it... at least with the hardwoods I do. The petroleum products in the stain flare up and burn irregularly and make a mess. Tried it many times before.

Carving looks really good and clean, though I'm curious as to why such a salmon color for stain? I really like the sanding you did, gives it a nice aged look.


 
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mike-stobbe
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-11 10:32 am   Permalink

yeah , salmon . . . . ugh
It's actually more reddish than salmon , but it does look a little salmony . . .

It was some clear stain I had , left over from a fence I did in my front yard . I added a little red stain into it to darken it up, and that's how it turned out . I guess with time and age it will do something , I hope . Maybe darken up a little , or something .

Time will tell .

Thanks for the kind words everyone !

Onwards to the next tiki . . .


 
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sleestak
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Posted: 2006-12-11 10:35 am   Permalink

lemme fink about this..... i would burn it! but i do agree that its rad the way it is! or maybe get a little bit darker of a stain for the deeper areas if it may kill it to set it on fire for a minute! either way it makes me fink about stuff. i need to come over and finish mine this week! maybe tonight! by the way ripping dinner last night at zee bali hai, always a great meal!

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2006-12-11 10:41 pm   Permalink

I agree with Ben. This guy can carve! Nice, even chisel texture, too.

 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-12-12 04:27 am   Permalink

Mike,

Seeing as you have a sweet chisel finish, I would try for a finish like Marcus does - with a black layer partially sanded off and a dark stain on top of that. That will add several hundred years to him quick! I'm not sure how he does it (although I do have some ideas ). Send him a PM and maybe he'll walk you through it. I think that is your best bet.
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mike-stobbe
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Posted: 2006-12-12 09:39 am   Permalink

yeah that sounds like a good idea , I think I should have gotten something other than a " red wood " stain . I'll mess with it a little more once it sits out for a while , maybe a darker stain and a little more sanding .

 
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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2006-12-13 11:37 am   Permalink

I don't know, at first I didn't like the red color but it's starting to grow on me. Hell, just carve another one and stain the new one different. Nothing wrong with a little variation.

 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2006-12-13 11:40 am   Permalink

Awesome tiki. Solid work.

 
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mike-stobbe
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-13 1:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-13 11:37, Matt Reese wrote:
exactly what I was thinking . . .



I don't suppose having too many tikis would be a problem ?!?

[ This Message was edited by: mike-stobbe 2006-12-13 13:28 ]


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2006-12-13 1:42 pm   Permalink

I like the color, its different in a good way. I have only one thing that I noticed, the head design reminds me of another artists work. Can't put my finger on it. The head and the body are just a hair different. The body is more angler and the head features are more round. Is this usually common and I just noticed, I'm not a carver so. But certainly one of the best I've seen.

 
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mike-stobbe
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-12-13 2:16 pm   Permalink

I used a mug image that I swiped off ebay to lay out the face , that might be what you're seeing . It was actually a pretty comon / well known mug too I think . Good eye !

I'm still not good enough to figure out all those shapes & contours in my own head , so I " borrowed " a little from here & there . The body is all mine though .


 
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