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The French touch !!! ;-)
coxico
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Joined: Jan 06, 2008
Posts: 4
From: France
Posted: 2008-01-17 1:25 pm   Permalink

Hi Tiki carvers !

After a lot of visits on TC, I decided to post my first realisations...
I would just like to introduce myself quickly !
My name is Vincent, I live in France, just at the Swiss and German borders, and I'm addict to VW aircooled, good music, beachcruisers, custom Art in general and tiki carving of course.
Due to a lot of passions VW's, music (I play guitar in a famous Ska band
http://www.myspace.com/packageska ), webcreation ... I sculpt very slowly (around 2 tikis per year !!!). But I'll try to invest more time in this activity !!!

I started to carve at the summer 2006, after a HotRod meeting in Swiss. I was not at this event, but a couple of friends (Seb and AKUAE on TC) meet an europeen legend: HAKAI !!! , and brought me a lot of picture of his realisations. 1 week later, we bought our first log of wood !

OK ! Enough writting.
You will see below me 3 first Tiki's. I hope you'll enjoy it !


The first is about 20cm (8 inch)
His name is "BOB" because I made it when my son was born and I looked every day "Spongebob" at the TV !


The second is in a 65cm (25 inch) peace of beech
He is called "JAZ"



The last I've just finished this week is about 93cm (36 inch) in an old worn log of pine. We can see a lot of worm holes ! It was my challenge to reborn this ugly and dead peace of wood !!!
I give him the name "HAPPY", because he makes me smile !





The next in 6 months !!!
See ya'
Vinz


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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6910
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-01-17 1:44 pm   Permalink

Very clean lines. GROG really like that Moai.

Welcome to TC.

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Trader Tark
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Joined: Nov 11, 2007
Posts: 44
From: Sunny Brighton UK
Posted: 2008-01-17 2:33 pm   Permalink

Really nice ! I also like the clean lines.
I have also used Beech a couple of times as it seems to be quite easy to come across localy to me here in the Uk ..
I love the sharpness of "JAZ"

Hope to see some more ..


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2156
From: So FL
Posted: 2008-01-17 4:30 pm   Permalink

Welcome and get comfortable. Great stuff.

 
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Traderbob
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Joined: Sep 29, 2007
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From: tropical shores of bavarian breweries
Posted: 2008-01-17 4:51 pm   Permalink

Aloha coxico,

nice tikis, they are "tres bien". For some reason I like the name of your first one
The happy moai is my favorite, very very cool style !


 
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2008-01-18 12:32 am   Permalink

welcome to TC mon ami ! I'm French too !

I love the moai that has wonderful grain and design.
Your work is very good so please, carve more often

Benjamin.
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AKUAE
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Joined: May 11, 2007
Posts: 129
From: Alsace - France
Posted: 2008-01-18 01:04 am   Permalink

Hi Coxico

WONDERFUL
A perfect last Tiki - i'm jalous
i'm very happy to see now your pictures on TC
great stuff and now you have to do more and more and more

The Tiki Feaver is still on fire in Alsace

hope to see you this week end -
Sunday Tiki Workshop in the kitchen ???

by AKUAE


 
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haikai
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Joined: Nov 09, 2005
Posts: 233
From: Regensburg / Bavaria / Germany
Posted: 2008-01-18 01:17 am   Permalink

Wellcome coxico! What a great start at TC. Your first tiki is a very clean carving for the first one.
Your Moai is also pretty nice. You Elsass guys are realy funny and I hope weŽll meet us sometimes.
Aloha, Kai
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Tahitiki
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From: San Jose
Posted: 2008-01-18 05:32 am   Permalink

Bienvenue a TikiCentral.


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3136
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-01-18 06:31 am   Permalink

Your tikis are very nicely carved, welcome to TC. We hope to see more carvings.

 
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BUFFBAD
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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From: Boca Raton, FLA
Posted: 2008-01-18 4:11 pm   Permalink

Nice Work !! Dont worry about Worm holes, they just add character to the wood.
More pics. BUFFBAD
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coxico
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Joined: Jan 06, 2008
Posts: 4
From: France
Posted: 2008-01-22 12:02 pm   Permalink

Hi,

Thank you very much for all your message !
It's nice to meet here some frenchies (Benella), some guys I have met on Rockabilly or HotRod meetings (Haikai), friends (AKAUAE) and all the other Tiki addicted !

Your messages are a good motivation to carve again and again ! Sure that 2008 will be a very productive year for me ... I hope !

I'll keep you informed about the further projects !
One of them is to reproduce the Squidward's house, the favorite Spongebob's character of my son.



We are far away the traditionnal tiki's but I think it could be a nice gift for his birthday !

See ya'
Vinz


 
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coxico
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Joined: Jan 06, 2008
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From: France
Posted: 2010-04-15 02:50 am   Permalink

Hi carvers,

Let me introduce you the new member of the family !
More pictures & details asap !



Bye
Vinz


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-04-15 03:42 am   Permalink

The Moai see, the Moai like!

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 942
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-04-15 10:36 pm   Permalink

More pictures! More pictures!

Awesome crazy Lono carving you've doing... Can't wait to see him in
Paris.

J.
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