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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2007-09-04 8:08 pm   Permalink

This was my first tiki, started last year in August and finished in December 2006. I did the sanding and staining over the 2007 New Year holidays. I used a set of old Speedball carving chisels I found at a resale shop; mostly just the small gouge. I believe the wood is Ash, probably Arizona Ash, and was riddled with insect damage (beetles, bees, etc.) and a little bit of rot here and there.

This tiki was meant to be a larger replica of the tiki featured in the Gilligan's Island episode, "Waiting for Watubi". Looks sorta like a gumby head at this point before it was squared off...

8/6/06


8/8/06




8/15. Stripped off some more of the bark...



8/22 - the beginnings of arms and legs.



8/26:




Jan 07, finished.



He's now decorating my daughter's room.






All of the holes are insect damage to the log before it was carved. The one exception is the round one on the stomach, which I'm pretty sure is from a woodpecker - probably one of the big pileated woodpeckers. Finished with a coat of Restore-A-Finish brand wax. Eyes painted with a Gold paint pen.


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