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Tiki Lee's Latest: my first Chainsaw-carved Tiki
Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2007-05-05 11:44 pm   Permalink

Aloha Folks!

I thought I'd give chain-saw tiki carving a try, so I found the rattiest, broken down piece of Palm I could find and had at it. It must have been out in the Vegas sun for years, 'cuz it was light as a feather. Cutting into it was like a hot knife thru butter, and it basically became an exercise in controlling the distintegration of the log. Powder and fibers shot up everywhere, and big hunks of rotted wood just kept falling away. Here's what I ended up with after taking the torch to it...



It's just shy of 5' tall and weighs about 30 pounds. Not great, but not too bad considering I had to do what the log "told" me, and that it was the first completely chain-sawed carving I've ever done. I'll try a newer log next time!


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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3078
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2007-05-05 11:47 pm   Permalink

I like it, has a vintage feel to it.

 
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 797
From: southern cal
Posted: 2007-05-06 12:36 am   Permalink

It's cool! Looks like you dug it up from some old apartment building in the San Fernando Valley! instant Classic!
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MAILMAN76
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
Posts: 46
From: Tiki Holland
Posted: 2007-05-09 1:10 pm   Permalink

nice sawing,and I see that you have nice examples to inspire you.
keep posting

greetz Limo


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2460
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-05-09 1:39 pm   Permalink

Keep plucking away TikiLee, did you do that tiki in the right rear as
well?
I still get a chuckle when I think about you tossing your carving in the
fire at Coontiki. This does have a real "vintage" look to it.


 
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Ripper
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Joined: May 07, 2007
Posts: 11
Posted: 2007-05-09 1:54 pm   Permalink

Thats pretty cool !

 
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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2007-05-12 8:58 pm   Permalink

Hey,
Thanks Guys! It was an intersting experiment. Conga, I didn't carve that one, but I did all the finishing: killing the mold and scraping off the dead stuff, burning it, applying 2 colors of stain/varnish, and white washing the teeth ever so lightly. Someday, Conga. Someday...
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oregonetiki
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Joined: May 11, 2007
Posts: 4
From: Medford, Oregon
Posted: 2007-05-16 6:48 pm   Permalink

Now my newest collectors item looks more to me like a tiki! what mattered to me was a good frown,carved nose and an all wood carving.
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Howland
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Joined: Jan 30, 2006
Posts: 749
From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2007-05-17 08:19 am   Permalink

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It's cool! Looks like you dug it up from some old apartment building in the San Fernando Valley! instant Classic!



I agree! Old school rules!!!!
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4654
Posted: 2007-05-18 7:31 pm   Permalink

Hi Lee, I found your post when I looked up Oregonetiki. She is my niece and just joined tiki central. What a coincidence that we were just in Las Vegas with you and of all the threads she chose yours!

I think your carving looks really vintage, good job, Wendy


 
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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 556
From: central MA
Posted: 2007-05-19 7:28 pm   Permalink

my girlfriend and I both agree. Good start! Keep at it!

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10364
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-05-20 7:09 pm   Permalink

TL, This guy is excellent looking from that piece of decayed palm wood. That stuff is Hard to carve because like you say it's just controlling the chainsaw but without any feedback.
Find a Better log and do another one.
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