||bunch o updates
Joined: Feb 27, 2006
From: Fabulous Houston
|Posted: 13 days ago; 7:16 pm  Permalink|
Whoa dang my topic is way, way behind. With summer just about done, time to bring this beast up to date!
I never posted this non-tiki work from last year - my first totem pole, done for a friend. It was carved on an old dead pine tree. Wings out of new planks.
Notching and installing the wings...
Finished! Hat's off to all you guys who carve tikis out of standing palms. That sheet's hard!
Unfinished paddle, posted previously, was finished in Feb.
Then put the finish on this Bumatay inspired guy in Apr.
In May, made this: the BaTiki! Actually, a cherry laurel limb shaved down to a bat shape. It's a moai standing on a birdman.
Finally found a real (used) wooden bat in June and made a 2nd batiki. This one's made out of a gen-u-wine Louisville Slugger. And it's my first commercial sale! Both of these were made for the Lei Low bar in Houston.
Gotta give credit where credit is due. The inventor (as far as I know) of the batiki and owner of Lei Low: Russell Theode. Don't tangle with a man in a bar carrying two bats!
As posted earlier by my friend and man of great patience, ProfG, completed this little guy in July and then didn't ship it until September. Doh!
Did some masks and mini-moais in August..
Some new stuff, including a t-ball sized batiki...
Last, but not least, a well-known character dropped by, bringing treasure with him. Here I am pointing to the man - our very own Amate with two of my newest and most prized possessions! Many thanks Allen!!
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
|Posted: 12 days ago; 04:03 am  Permalink|
That bat could double as a muddler.
So that's Amate.
I expected a young good looking guy.
Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 12 days ago; 07:26 am  Permalink|
Really nice update Big T! That carving for ProfG is gorgeous, he's fortunate to have it. And it's nice to see some human faces too
Joined: Sep 27, 2004
From: So FL
|Posted: 12 days ago; 08:17 am  Permalink|
Love the bats. They are generally made from kiln-dried Ash (very hard). If you can carve that you can carve anything!
Joined: Mar 10, 2011
From: Gresham, Oregon
|Posted: 12 days ago; 3:39 pm  Permalink|
Fantastic new work BT, everything looks great!!
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 12 days ago; 7:49 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Oct 03, 2009
|Posted: 10 days ago; 05:56 am  Permalink|
You're making some really nice stuff Roy. The photos don't do it justice. Enjoyed the visit!
Will - and that's exactly why I don't like photos!!! :