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Swanky Monkey's Tiki #2 - HearNoExcuses Tiki
SwankyMonkey
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Joined: Mar 14, 2008
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From: Pasadena, CA
Posted: 2008-04-06 10:32 pm   Permalink

Here is my first ever Tiki carving, "Stogey Tiki". The pics show the work in progress, 100% hand carved - no power tools.

This will have a place of honor in the new Tiki Pub I am creating in my backyard, which will also be posted here as it progresses.

Got's me da FEVER! Dat TIKI FEVER!

Here is the original hunk of olive wood from my tree (note the lump that will be the nose!)


Here it is after a few hours - trying to work around some knots. One became the stogey, another becomes the eye, but two by the mouth were posing a problem...


Decided to give him dental issues. One rotten, one missing tooth...


Finished piece with stained lips and brows, some torching for color...





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SwankyMonkey
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Posted: 2008-04-10 07:53 am   Permalink

The Tiki Pub is undergoing it's transformation! This week I hope to begin the large opening that will replace the tiny window.
Anyone know where I can score a nice piece of hardwood for the bar counter top?


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King-bilt
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Posted: 2008-04-10 07:59 am   Permalink

Nice tiki, it has a lot of character and i like the way you worked with what the log gave you awesome work and very creative.
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sungod
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Posted: 2008-04-10 1:14 pm   Permalink

Gnarly Dude!!

 
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SwankyMonkey
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Posted: 2008-04-14 8:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words, King-bilt and SunGod.
MaiTais all around!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-04-15 05:50 am   Permalink

Definitely lots of cool stuff goin' on in that tiki, Keep carving and posting!

 
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SwankyMonkey
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Posted: 2008-04-16 06:45 am   Permalink

Thanks Benzart!
(bows humbly before the master)

Your work, VanTiki, and many others here have inspired me and lit the inner tiki torch.

Thank you all for that.
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ivanchan
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Posted: 2008-04-16 07:35 am   Permalink

That is an awesome interpretation!! Very original and cool!

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SwankyMonkey
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Posted: 2008-04-20 7:59 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ivan!

Here is next piece in line...




And after a shave and a "haircut"...




Tomorrow I start roughing out the face.
FUN! FUN! FUN!


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SwankyMonkey
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Posted: 2008-04-25 8:54 pm   Permalink

Tonight's progress...

Starting to block out the features - cool tiki torch lighting cuz I was being eaten by bugs! Ah, the magic of Citronella!

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TikiLaLe
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Posted: 2008-04-26 06:05 am   Permalink

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On 2008-04-10 07:53, SwankyMonkey wrote:
The Tiki Pub is undergoing it's transformation! This week I hope to begin the large opening that will replace the tiny window.
Anyone know where I can score a nice piece of hardwood for the bar counter top?






(.)(.)
Does that door ever open?


 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2008-04-26 11:06 am   Permalink

Really like the way you used the knot on the lower jaw and tooth. Carries the knot color down the chin. Outstanding!
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-04-26 3:21 pm   Permalink

Nice work he looks like a Viking Pagan tiki god.
Love how you use whats in front of you.
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SwankyMonkey
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Posted: 2008-04-29 6:31 pm   Permalink

Thanks Lizard and Seek!

I haven't yet scored any nice palm logs to carve, so I am forced to use what's on hand - mainly Olive and Pine.

Both types of wood don't seem to care much what my original design was intended to be - they just put mystery knots hidden beneath the bark anywhere they please!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-04-30 1:06 pm   Permalink

This guy is Cool looking with a bit of the Devil thrown in too. Love the Teeth too!

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