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MBL's Tiki Adventure
MBL
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Joined: Apr 24, 2007
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2007-06-27 5:27 pm   Permalink

Ok..well not much of an adventure, but here is my first Tiki. I couldn't have done anything without Gman...So BIG THANKS to him. The forum is lucky to have such a fine and kind carver. I haven't had too much time to work on my Tiki..so it is not finished but here is what I have.



Hope its not too disappointing to my mentor.
Tim
MBL


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-06-27 5:54 pm   Permalink

Right on Tim! He's looking good - time for a solid 60 to 100 grit hand-sand. Did you pick a stain yet? We'll get together for another day of carving and BoarBQ soon. I enjoyed it. Nice uvula dude!!!

-G
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Posted: 2007-06-27 6:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-06-27 17:54, GMAN wrote:
Nice uvula dude!!!

-G


i'm pretty sure i've never read those words before! nice first tiki, mbl. you definitely have a good mentor. keep pluggin' away and posting your progress.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-06-27 6:24 pm   Permalink

First of all WELCOME to Tiki Central (lovingly called "TC"). Really glad to have you on board. Don't let that GMAN Scare you, he's just a beginner too and I'm sure he won't be disappointed with your offering. Your tiki looks strongly influenced by the man himself so he HAS to Like it, I Do and I think you are doing Great if that's just your First one? Just don't quit until you have done at least a hundred!
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2007-06-27 6:34 pm   Permalink

Welcome on the boards. I've heard you've been working on a tiki. Nice first tiki sand it up and start carving a second... we'll be waiting.


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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2007-06-28 03:57 am   Permalink

Yeah..I know I really need to get this guy sanded down and stained...I have just been swamped recently. I haven't decided on a stain..but I thought I'd leave the teeth light colored...and make the eyes like an orangey color..the do the rest pretty dark...any thoughts?

I have been wanting to rough out another Tiki ala Gman...but I have to get some equipment squared away...and I need some smaller chisels too.

Tim
MBL


 
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Savage Daddy
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Posted: 2007-06-28 7:08 pm   Permalink

Nice first tiki! Finish him, grab another log , and carve another.

 
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2007-09-17 4:35 pm   Permalink

OK...So I started on another Tiki....you know you can see Gman in my carving....If it weren't for him I'd be nowhere. Take a look at what I have so far.







I had some trouble with the debarking...and I know I need to do a bunch of finish work..but had I been carving for a second longer in the FLA heat...I'd still be in the back yard passed out.
TIm
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tikifreak1
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Posted: 2007-09-17 4:48 pm   Permalink

I can definitely see the GMAN style in your carving!! Looking good man! Keep it up.

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mieko
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Posted: 2007-09-17 4:52 pm   Permalink

Keep up the good work! I don't know if it's intentional or not, but I kinda like how the face goes from very defined and clean in the front to just kinda disappearing into the bark at the back of the eyes. Very organic looking.
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-09-17 5:40 pm   Permalink

You wild man! Did you have fun, or are you still too light-headed to know?



G
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2007-09-17 6:25 pm   Permalink

Well it wasn't intentional really but I did focus more on the front and I see what you are saying....I kinda like the effect it gets. I think I need to go deeper...

Gman: yeah I had some fun out there but MAN its hot! I found that the teeth are gonna take a chisel instead of the chainsaw...since it just won't fit...I might have made the mouth too small.
Tim
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2007-09-19 3:27 pm   Permalink

Ok so here's another update...the cuts are deeper and more defined. At the suggestion of Tiki Sage GMAN...I took the bark off. Since I think this Tiki may live inside..we don't need any critters running around.

I plan on hitting the cuts with a torch to give them a burnt look..then stain everything but the teeth an amber color...leave the teeth natural and then clear it.

Let me know what you think.





Tim
MBL


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-09-19 3:34 pm   Permalink

So I guess it all worked correctly? Good. Nice job! Good talking to you again...we'll meet up again soon and make some dust-n-chips.

-G
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MBL
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From: Tampa FLA
Posted: 2007-09-19 3:41 pm   Permalink

Well...I removed much of the bark on the front using a screwdriver and the mallet...but on the back I used the chainsaw to pull off the bark.....It worked nicely but I can tell how the chain could really snag the details on the front if you are not careful.

Yes...I am looking forward to the next time we can have a carving session... perhaps do something more adventurous?
Thanks for all the help last night...your suggestions have been invaluable.
Tim
MBL


 
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