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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2008-03-19 07:21 am   Permalink

These all are lookin' great. I really like your take on the Moai. Cool stuff!

 
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Thanatos
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Posted: 2008-03-19 1:08 pm   Permalink

Nice job! Can't wait to see the next one

 
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Traderbob
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Posted: 2008-05-20 3:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

first of all, thanks for all the nice comments on my last photos.

Here are new photos:

The moai lamp I posted earlier has a mount for the bulb. I still don't really like the ikea lamp shade, when I find the materials and time, I'll make my own one.


It's standing on my new project, a 40cm block of fresh smelling basswood.

Tonight, I finally finished the cherry marquesan, which was a pain to carve with palm tools. I just stained it in walnut and will post some more photos when it's dry:



Then I made this small balsa moai yesterday:



And here's one of the frames I carved, glueing the parts together was quite hard without the tools, so it's not even. But I ordered some clamps and already carved the parts for a bigger one.



I hope you enjoy them. I am also planning to visit the Wassermusik festival in Berlin to see Waitiki and Don Tiki, it would be cool to meet some carvers over there.

Greetings from Munich,

Bobo




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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-05-20 6:57 pm   Permalink

Woah, Excellent stuff BOBO. I Really love the different tikis you are doing. Keep it up.and take More progress shots so we can see the steps you go thru!
Thanks for sharing!
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-05-20 9:20 pm   Permalink

Some very fine works of art going down there.
The marquesan and the moai are fantastic.
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benella
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Posted: 2008-05-20 11:25 pm   Permalink

HI Bobo,

You got some super work here.
I love the lamp but how did you do the hole for the cable in a long piece like this one ?

The marq is very good and will be even better with the stain.

Benjamin.


 
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Traderbob
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Posted: 2008-05-25 7:03 pm   Permalink

Aloha and thanks for the replies,

here are some updates from the tropical shores of the Paulaner brewery

The marquesan is stained in walnut now:








Then while it was drying I took a leftover piece of cherry and made a pendant for my sister's birthday. It's stained with magahoni color:







While the cherry was drying I made this quick moai pendant, I have to stain it once more and then put laquer on it, because it is so soft.



And here's the frame I carved a while ago. Now I have a clamp and it was much easier to glue:



And here's a building I can see from my window. I don't have to go to Trader Vic's to see Tiki in Munich



I hope you enjoy the photos !

Benzart, thanks for the kind words, you are right, I should take more progress shots. Here's what I just started:



Seeksurf, thanks for the nice comments.

Benella, the lamp moai is not too big, it's 20-25cm. I borrowed a very long drill from my dad, which went almost through. I drilled from both sides, so the hole is not perferctly centered. I also carved a small "tunnel" on the bottom from the back where the cable comes out.

Time to go to bed now, I'll try to post some updates next weekend.

Cheers,

Bobo
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benella
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Posted: 2008-05-26 01:37 am   Permalink

Thanks for the reply Bobo.

Your new pieces are very nice.
The piece of wood you've drawn will be a super cool one for sure.

Benjamin.


 
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Traderbob
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Posted: 2008-06-16 3:53 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

time to post some stuff I made in the last week. The weather here really sucked recently so I didn't have the chance to work on the bigger one much more. I wish I was back in California...

So I made these small ones in my living room:

basswood tongaroa. Btw, is this the correct word, or is it "tangaroa" for the Cook Islands god of the sea/fishermen ?








Then I made a Ku head from a smaller piece of leftover basswood. It's almost finished, just needs some more sanding and then stain:





And tonight I started a smaller version of the full body Ku. I had to stop, after I got a nasty cut on my palm through the kevlar clove





I hope the hand is better tomorrow so I can finish it.

Does anyone know an alternative to stain for basswood ? When I stain it, the wood soaks it up too much in some places, would it be better to use wax or oil ? Or should I maybe be more gentle with the stain ?
Talking about wax, are there alternatives for wood which do not contain beeswax ? I am a vegan, so I don't want to use animal products.

Greetings from rainy Bavaria,

Bobo
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2008-06-16 8:04 pm   Permalink

The stuff looks great!
i like the little red guy


 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-06-16 10:47 pm   Permalink

NICE all 3 are looking great.

 
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Traderbob
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Posted: 2008-06-17 1:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the comments, I probably won't be carving in the next days, the cut on my hand is worse than I thought.
I hope it will be ok until the weekend
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AKUAE
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Posted: 2008-06-17 2:05 pm   Permalink

Aloha Bobo,

hope your finger is OK
Your Tiki's are great, i love the new basswood KU Head - great lines
for staining basswood Tiki i use normaly this french Broux de noix/Nussschalenbeize and
after than the wood had the right darkness i finishe with Bienenwachs for the brilliance
try it out
thanks for your reply on my topic - i will take a big look on the Wedding Aku:-)
I'm german too and i knew this crazy wedding game !!!

keep on the great work
bye Akuae


 
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