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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-10-17 12:57 pm   Permalink

Nice Tom! Can't wait to see what Will does!!!!

Been working on the big Ku and haven't had time to attack these palm fronds you gave me, but they're on the short list.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-10-18 10:18 am   Permalink

So while I was in Fort Lauderdale last month, I learned a new trick. This is my first necklace using the "Magic of the Beads" slider mechanism.



Thanks Tom!!!!!!!!!!


 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2018-10-27 10:21 pm   Permalink

Big T carve small. Nice!

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-12-07 5:00 pm   Permalink

Ok, so finally finished that Ku last month. Some beauty shots with first coat of stain.







The finished finish.







Then spent the past month making a Bunch of new pendants. This ones a new design I made of a guy holding a tiki mask in front of him.



Some cork pendants...



and another batch of these...



Started this little dude last week. This is a pine branch from a neighbor's yard. It's a small version of a 5/6 ft tiki at Lei Low in Houston.









 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2018-12-08 09:33 am   Permalink

Youzer I feel like a slacker.
You gonna knock those arms thru?
Just make the waist smaller.
Start from the back so you can see where they
come thru the front.
Piece of cake.
No guts no glory.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-12-08 11:09 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-12-08 09:33, Will carve wrote:
Youzer I feel like a slacker.
You gonna knock those arms thru?
Just make the waist smaller.
Start from the back so you can see where they
come thru the front.
Piece of cake.
No guts no glory.



Yes, you're a slacker!! As far as posting is concerned, LOL

So, tell me what you think. I do plan on making an opening through the arms. It's supposed to have a loincloth around his waist so i need an opening to pass a cord through there. The trouble is this is supposed to be a "travel" tiki. The owner wants to pack him in a suitcase and take pictures of him "on the road". And I'm worried about the arms breaking.

The original 6 footer has openings between the arms and legs, but doing so on this little guy might make it really fragile. Watcha think??


 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2018-12-08 2:39 pm   Permalink

Holes thru a Tiki only give you extra credit
& make your Tiki stronger.
Ask CY
Take it from the waist not the arms.


 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2018-12-10 09:09 am   Permalink

Lookin good BT, Will is a taskmaster but getting extra credit for punching holes is well worth it and I agree, it will be strong enough with the support from the shoulders and hands to let some light through the arms and torso.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 23 days ago; 11:07 am   Permalink

Thanks Will, CY, Jungle Trader for the last few comments. Well some progress. Will's been pushing me to make more light show through this piece. So I finally broke through the arms and legs. Got him all fine sanded and ready for a couple of coats of finish.







 
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Sandbartender
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Joined: Oct 02, 2018
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From: The North Coast
Posted: 23 days ago; 11:20 am   Permalink

That's lovely. What are you going to use to finish?

 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 23 days ago; 11:21 am   Permalink

Wow that made a huge difference. Good work!

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 23 days ago; 5:30 pm   Permalink

Wow
Amazing page
Kick ass KU
And that last one: killer


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 23 days ago; 8:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks Mike!
Jon love tha new one!

SB, to answer your question: gonna be a combination of stain and shellac. This is three wash coats of shellac. i put a coat of stain on it tonight but didnt get a picture. We'll see how that one comes out to decide if it needs anything else.



 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 22 days ago; 09:25 am   Permalink

Nice, clean carve BT!

 
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Sandbartender
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From: The North Coast
Posted: 22 days ago; 12:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-12-30 20:03, TheBigT wrote:

SB, to answer your question: gonna be a combination of stain and shellac. This is three wash coats of shellac. i put a coat of stain on it tonight but didnt get a picture. We'll see how that one comes out to decide if it needs anything else.





That's a gorgeous finish so far. Really satiny-smooth. It makes me want to rub its head and belly. LOL


 
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