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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-08-10 08:15 am   Permalink

Some updates... been a while so I thought I'd brush the cobwebs off this thread. I finished #3 sometime back in March according to the dates on the pics. Here's the results.













Oh, I almost forgot... I left some of the original surface on each of the arms to look like a battle scar. The orginal surface was thoroughly worm scoured, so on each arm I carved around one of the worm tracks leaving a litte bit of the inner bark around it.

Right arm...


Left arm...


Well that's it. I managed to finish #4 a couple of weeks ago so more updates coming soon.


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-08-10 10:00 am   Permalink

Hey Big T...I like this tiki a lot. To me it has a real 50s-60s feel,
toothy without being cartoony, if that makes any sense. At any rate...
nice effort.


 
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el Stingray
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Posted: 2008-08-10 11:39 am   Permalink

Hey T.
I really think the finish on your black Tiki is very interesting.
It got quite a luxurious look.
What kind of finishing product did you use? / Or how did you do it?
And what kind of tree type are you working with?

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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-08-10 4:53 pm   Permalink

Conga: thanks for the comps! Yep, I hope it isn't too cartoony. That's definitely not the look I was going for. Glad you like it.

el stingray: the black one is Pecan. It's native to Texas and pretty common in the area where I live. I painted it because that's the look that my daughter wanted. It was a coat of brown primer and two coats of black spray paint. Then I used rubbing compound on the egdes to wear away the black paint a little to give it an "old" appearance. Thanks for the comments!


 
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2008-08-10 5:10 pm   Permalink

Whoah! He's got stitches in his arm! Shark attack?
Nice, I like the signature on the back, very elaborate!


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-08-12 08:39 am   Permalink

Surfin: thanks man. Not nearly as elaborate as your stuff, but maybe someday...

Finally got the pics of #4 uploaded. So, I suck at stopping to take pics along the way... so basically I didn't take any until it was ready for finishing (as far as I can find anyway).






This is a birthday present for my nephew. So it's got his name, Mason, carved in the back.

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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-08-12 08:47 am   Permalink

The finished version of #4. It's sort of a mini-me version of #3.

Halfway stained... kinda strange. Even my pooch is wondering, 'what the heck'?






 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-08-12 08:49 am   Permalink

And a mini family reunion.





 
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Savage Daddy
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Posted: 2008-08-12 3:43 pm   Permalink

Oh yeah! I remember that tiki with the gold eyes. They all look great.
My favorite is the new tall one on the right. Keep on carving and update more often.
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2008-08-13 06:31 am   Permalink

Savage: Thanks, man. Will do. Although it's much easier to reply to other threads than it is to go in and update mine.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-13 07:12 am   Permalink

Big T, Looking good. I Love the nice smooth style you are developing, Very distinctive and Pleasant to look at. we will always be able to pick the BigT out of the bunch! How Cool is that?
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hodadhank
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Posted: 2008-08-27 12:38 am   Permalink

I dig these too. Keep up the good work bud!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-08-27 02:52 am   Permalink

Cool Stuff BigT, That Pecan wood is really nice but HARD, was it difficult to carve?
Excellent finish and I Love how you left the worm tracks. NEat idea

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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-09-04 7:46 pm   Permalink

Nice bigT you have some great tikis there very cool.

 
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Howland
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Posted: 2008-09-04 9:06 pm   Permalink

Very cool vintage poly-pop vibe going on with these cats--I like!

 
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