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New member YAAAY!!!!
tikimanalex
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Joined: Aug 23, 2007
Posts: 12
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-23 7:31 pm   Permalink

Newbie carver just recently inspired by attending tiki-oasis 7. Thank you to Tiki-ray for some awesome tips. A very special thanks to all the great people at the chop shop. I will be looking forward to the tenative O-side event. I did pick up a nice piece of palm which I started carving on with a chisel set I bought off ebay for 18 bucks. I also started carving up a 4x4 piece of redwood which I found laying around. Every piece of wood I see..I want to carve. I have no prior experience. Just a deep desire to carve tiki. Maybe an addiction? Anyhow, Glad to be a part of such a great family. Hope to meet you all soon. Here are some pics of my first attempt. I will update pics as they are completed.



 
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closettiki
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Joined: Mar 23, 2007
Posts: 302
Posted: 2007-08-23 9:24 pm   Permalink

wow ...great start.....keep going...i also picked up 3 half logs at oasis ...ive started working on a moai.....its addictive.....after watching those guys you just want to tear into it,,,,keep chippin away..theres a tiki in there......

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Bohemiann
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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 444
From: Sarasota, Fla.
Posted: 2007-08-24 07:10 am   Permalink

Welcome !

This place is a wellspring of great ideas, inspiration and tips for us new carvers. Yes , it is an addiction! I started with one cheapo chainsaw and now I have 4 chainsaws, a grinder, torches, a trailer for hualin' logs, a hand chisel set in the mail, a backyard that is starting to resemble a palm tree graveyard/Tiki God nursery and a wife who is very understanding.

But I still have all my fingers!
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tikimanalex
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Joined: Aug 23, 2007
Posts: 12
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-24 11:24 am   Permalink

One hour later, this little guy has a tongue. I didn't really plan it, it just showed up. I've found out that a razor sharp chisel is key to get clean cuts without any shredding.



 
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tikidreams
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Joined: Apr 27, 2006
Posts: 119
From: Sweden
Posted: 2007-08-25 12:05 am   Permalink

LookinŽ good! Always interesting with work in progress pics

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10364
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-08-27 7:37 pm   Permalink

Yeah, Quit teasing us and Get it On. Carve that bad boy so we all can see him. Can't wait. HappyHappyHappy.
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1295
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2007-09-01 12:37 pm   Permalink

This looks very promising!

 
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tikimanalex
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Joined: Aug 23, 2007
Posts: 12
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-09-03 7:15 pm   Permalink

Another hour of work. I like the way this guys eyes are countersunk. He looks kind of sleepy. A few more sessions and it should be done.Yes I did put a torch to it to see if it brings out color.



 
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-09-03 9:58 pm   Permalink

Welcome tikimanalex!
You're off to an amazing start! Look at those legs!!! My first attempts at carving into a 4x4 did not work out - glad yours did! It looks like you really understand how to work in 3 dimensions. Hope to meet you on the 8th - looks like you might be able to teach some of us some new tricks!
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tikimanalex
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Joined: Aug 23, 2007
Posts: 12
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-09-21 12:33 pm   Permalink

Just about finished. I was wondering if anybody knows where I can get a four foot piece of round palm tree? I want to carve a traditional standing tiki. I am in the San Diego area, and yes I will pay for it. It looks as if I have somewhat of a talent for this.



 
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