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Bali_Dan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 49
From: Lake Conroe Texas
Posted: 2007-08-17 8:10 pm   Permalink

My mom and sister-in-law went to Hawaii in 2004 and brought me back a small tiki. As it turns out my neighbor, Jay Brooks from the band Clouseaux, wanted help getting logs to carve some tikis. I had already been carving fish, so I thought why not give tikis a try. I was hooked! I made my family some for Christmas. Here are some pics…





Those were the first two.

This is what came next:



I did these for a vet- notice the cat and dog.




This was a small one for my boss.









These above I did this summer.



I'm working on this mask now. Even got my wife learning how to carve on this one!







 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-08-17 8:19 pm   Permalink

What the hell do you need feeddback from lowly carvers like us ?



Your $hit rocks! What can we say?




Nice stuff!



Welcome and mahalo from TC!


McTiki


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2963
Posted: 2007-08-17 8:28 pm   Permalink

Those are great!
When I went to Coon Tiki I remember Tiki Diablo saying.
"more deeper more better"
Now I have not carved much.
But when I do I still hear those words.
Keep it up.


 
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Stiki Tiki
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Joined: May 25, 2006
Posts: 212
From: Way out
Posted: 2007-08-17 8:28 pm   Permalink

ditto here, I'd buy em if I wasn't broke from mugs..........

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-08-18 07:37 am   Permalink

Well, I just don't know. I really think they are in dire need of a professional checking out so if you'll just send them to me, I will check them out and make sure they look OK in my tiki setting. When I'm done I'll send you a full report of course, but in the Meantime keep on carving those excellent looking tikis. Oh yeah, and by the way, WELCOME to Tiki Central!

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Bali_Dan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2007
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From: Lake Conroe Texas
Posted: 2007-08-18 07:41 am   Permalink

Thank you very much or should I say mahalo. I have some smaller masks I am about to start so I will post them soon. This site has helped me so much and you guys are great.

 
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hypnotiki
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Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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From: Houston
Posted: 2007-09-01 5:20 pm   Permalink

Good work Dan-O!! I need to post your blue one...

 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2007-09-01 6:41 pm   Permalink

You are off and rockin'. Keep it up! I bet you're already finding that you can think of more designs you wanna do, than you'll ever have time to do!
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-09-01 6:44 pm   Permalink

Nice work.

 
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-09-03 10:23 pm   Permalink

Great stuff! The wood you are using is so interesting looking! What woods are they? Looks like you really know what you're doing with the carving. I hope you can hang around and get some ideas on some different styles of tikis.
And I know they might not be totally in theme - but I gotta see some of your fish! I see one peeking out in the background of that first picture, but I'm dying to see what else you've got.
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Fres-tiki
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Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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From: Fresno, CA
Posted: 2007-09-03 10:43 pm   Permalink

Great work!
I really like the tikis you carved for the vet - very clever way to work in the cat and dog faces. I want to see those masks you're carving!


 
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tiki-lee
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Joined: Sep 03, 2006
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Posted: 2007-09-05 1:05 pm   Permalink

Those are all outstanding. I would love to have them all in my yard.

 
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Bali_Dan
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From: Lake Conroe Texas
Posted: 2007-09-09 07:39 am   Permalink

Thank you all for the replies. Mieko I use whatever logs I can find usually. The wood in most of these pictures is cedar from a tree that fell in my parents yard. Here are some pictures of some fish I have carved as well.











 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2007-09-09 07:51 am   Permalink

Sweet fish! SWEET! I likee the wahooeee!!!

-G


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3591
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2007-09-09 3:02 pm   Permalink

I like the Moai, Dan, but on the rest you need to get some better reference on true South Pacific art and draw influence from it if you're going to pursue being a tiki carver. The pineapple head thing was invented by Wayne Coombs originally, but ended up being copied by every coastal souvenir carver around; it was so often done on those Florida style tikis that it got to be a clique` and usually had folks in the tiki world rolling their eyes. I'd stay away from it. You do have ability, man.. you can definitely see that.
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