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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-05-29 1:52 pm   Permalink

x2 on the grain...

like the little base flower too...


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-29 7:19 pm   Permalink

Sweet

 
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Cljha
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Posted: 2012-05-29 11:06 pm   Permalink

Nice carving and nice use of rotted wood, it's definitely gives your carving a special finish. Congratulations
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amate
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Posted: 2012-05-31 10:36 am   Permalink

Man you've got a trove of beautifully spalted wood down there! Everything is lookin really nice.

 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-05-31 11:02 am   Permalink

ditto about the grain, I think the way you leave some nice flat plains in your carves really shows that off. cool.

ps like the subtle painted areas too...

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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-07-05 09:40 am   Permalink

amate, cljha, atomic, hang10, PJ: many thanks for the comments!

Finished up one of the sweetgum pieces. It came out darker than i anticipated - even after testing in a small spot. This is one of the well spalted logs that everyone was raving about... oh well. I need to experiment with brushing stain on as opposed to wiping it on with a cloth. I used the brush this time and I think that put much more stain on the wood.

And I caught two newly formed beetles emerging out of their holes right when I was about to put the stain on. Unfortunately I didn't get a photo. Little ba$$tards.












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cy
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Posted: 2012-07-05 10:06 am   Permalink

Really nice Big T, the painted highlights set it off!

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2012-07-05 11:00 am   Permalink

Wow...what a great looking tiki. I love this one a whole
bunch, and the colors are just right. The orange is perfect.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-07-05 11:18 am   Permalink

really neat little details on this one...

and he stained up nice.

well done!


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-07-05 12:54 pm   Permalink

cy: thanks, it really did make the whole thing pop.

conga: much appreciated. glad u like. funny, i wanted red eyes like some i saw here on TC that look really awesome. but they looked terrible on mine. Then i painted over with a light brown. Result: orangey!

jeff: thanks - i used your favorite: golden peecan. Plus one coat of amber shellac diluted 50%.



 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-05 8:46 pm   Permalink

Wow
This one is awesome


 
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Captain Jack
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From: Menifee, California
Posted: 2012-07-05 9:36 pm   Permalink

Nice!!!! I see stars!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-07-06 04:40 am   Permalink

It was a shame to lose the spalting but he turned out great anyway. If you had not mentioned that this was the spalted log you showed earlier, folks would still be saying "What a great carve". And those orange eyes turned out great. Bad luck losing the spalting but the eyes turned out nice.

 
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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-07-12 06:54 am   Permalink

me too, love those eyes...

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-07-21 3:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-05 20:46, hang10tiki wrote:
Wow
This one is awesome



Thanks h10!

Quote:

On 2012-07-05 21:36, Captain Jack wrote:
Nice!!!! I see stars!



Thanks. Don't know if he's a mystic or what, but felt like I wanted to do something different this time.

Quote:

On 2012-07-06 04:40, amate wrote:
It was a shame to lose the spalting but he turned out great anyway. If you had not mentioned that this was the spalted log you showed earlier, folks would still be saying "What a great carve". And those orange eyes turned out great. Bad luck losing the spalting but the eyes turned out nice.



Thanks Allen. Yep, shame on the spalting. At least I have two more of these spalted logs coming along.

Quote:

On 2012-07-12 06:54, Atomic Mess wrote:
me too, love those eyes...



Thanks AM!

Well, this is my 2nd attempt for this post. My PC flaked out the 1st time around. So, I got started on the Marq again. And was sorta getting in the groove...





When this happened.



That was my backyard a week ago today. Swamped the shop pretty good.



It's all drained out now. Left a hell of a mess though.









 
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