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Seagoat's pieces *update 8/13/14-new swordfish bill p.5
seagoat
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Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2011-11-23 10:44 am   Permalink

Thanks McTiki and Hang10. As far as the tools go, I bought a basic set of 5 chisels from Lowes. Nothing special or high end since I hadn't used chisels before and just wanted to get something and figure out how to use them. Once I rough out the shape then I'll switch to the dremel. I have various cutting and sanding bits to smooth things out and add the details and depth. And time. Lots of time plugging away at it, deciding to take a little more off here and there, try to fix this and that until I decide, 'Alright, that's enough.' Now to come up with the next project...

 
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seagoat
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-06-04 11:52 am   Permalink

New Moai done. Unknown type of wood found along a sidewalk.











Couple coats if different color stain, no poly this time but boy is it shiny.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-06-04 12:37 pm   Permalink

Nice use of bent wood.

 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-06-04 2:42 pm   Permalink

wow that's really a great piece, the bend certainly adds much character. great job!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-06-04 8:17 pm   Permalink


Ya gota love that sidewalk wood.
Awesome Moai.
I've yet to try one,
Maybe now is a good time.
Great step by step pics.

Jon


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seagoat
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-06-12 10:26 am   Permalink

Thanks guys. Yeah, I like the curve of the wood.

Moving on to something bigger and have started working on a chunk of palm to see what that is like. Any tips or suggestions for treating/finishing palm for leaving it outdoors?


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2012-06-12 10:41 am   Permalink

Nice! love the wood flow.

 
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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-06-22 05:32 am   Permalink

Nice! Like the birdman detail as well...

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-06-23 08:41 am   Permalink

I like it!

Looks like he should be riding a really fast motorcycle...

As said before, nice use of the curve.


 
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seagoat
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Posted: 2012-07-23 2:21 pm   Permalink

Another moai finished. My first carving with palm and it is just under 3 feet tall. Certainly different than carving the eucalyptus branches from before. I have three other pieces of palm left. May attempt a different style with the next one.






 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-23 3:40 pm   Permalink

Kool

 
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seagoat
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Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-11-11 11:32 am   Permalink

Hey Gang,

Here is a tiki-ish update since my last post. A while back I decided to make some custom frames for some Doug Horne prints I bought. I based the pattern on designs found in the artwork.




Some time after that I made a 'hops' tap handle for home. Yes, this is non-tiki but throwing it in here anyway.


Most recently I finished this relief type carving of a swordfish and sea scene. I'll call this one tiki-ish since the Beachcomber still has the old swordfish out front.




Maybe a real tiki again next...


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2013-11-11 12:19 pm   Permalink

I like it!

what kinda wood?


 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2013-11-11 2:58 pm   Permalink

That swordfish is the bomb.
Not so EZ.
I did a shark like that around pg 37.
Nice job.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-11-11 4:09 pm   Permalink

Exceptional work on the billfish piece!!!

 
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