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Lurking Tikiphite finally posts his work. . .(10-2-10 new pics, tiki # 10, 11 now posted)
leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-04-22 7:19 pm   Permalink

Never saw this thread but I agree. Love that shelf and the SB came out great!

 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2009-04-22 8:52 pm   Permalink

Very nice work, the shelf is awesome!
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tiki_tim
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Joined: Dec 06, 2007
Posts: 39
From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2010-03-08 6:22 pm   Permalink

It's been a while, but finally completed my latest carving. Been working through some issues, but figured it was time to get off my butt and carve.

Maybe someone will recognize this carving, as I was inspired by some pics I saw somewhere(wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

Here are some progress pics:


(pine log from woods in Colorado. Log cut last spring, been laying around in my backyard since then


sketched on main image. Notice no cracks in log (YET)


start hackin'


boxey butt!


getting close


from the side (notice log cracking)


1st coat stain, english chestnut






finished! front


side


back


Posing in front of my bar. Warding off evil spirits, and tea toddlers.


This was pretty fun to do. For sure it's the biggest one I have done to date. Used lancelot tool on my angle grinder, also used burrs on a die grinder. Used some el-cheapo chisels to help in the wierd spots.

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[ This Message was edited by: tiki_tim 2010-03-08 18:34 ]

[ This Message was edited by: tiki_tim 2010-10-02 17:11 ]


 
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tiki tonz
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Joined: Jan 08, 2010
Posts: 50
From: Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.
Posted: 2010-03-08 6:37 pm   Permalink

Nice smooth work! The shelves rock!

 
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tikigodz
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Joined: Oct 12, 2009
Posts: 439
Posted: 2010-03-08 6:37 pm   Permalink

its amazing how good everyone gets. your tikis are lookin gooood. Especially like the shelves.

 
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tiki_tim
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Joined: Dec 06, 2007
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From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2010-10-02 4:50 pm   Permalink

I did this carving about 5 months ago. This carving was inspired by something I saw on this site, but I don't remember the artist. I got a new set of Flexcut hand chisels, and this was first carving I did with them. This was done on a fairly big pine log. Had to chainsaw away a large portion of outer wood to get it down to size, and eliminate the bug eaten outside wood.


I know the pineapple is a bit trite, but I was doing this for someone, and thought they might like it.



getting there.


done.


The new owner and his tiki.
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tiki_tim
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From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2010-10-02 4:59 pm   Permalink

This tiki I did about 2 months ago. I wanted to do one for my mom, so it had to be a happy tiki. I found inspiration from a carving done by a popular Hawaiian carver. This was done in Aspen wood, which had been drying for a few years in my brother in laws basement. Carves really easy.


Starting up


Getting there


Done. Mom really liked this one. Turned out ok.

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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-10-02 5:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-10-02 16:50, tiki_tim wrote:
I did this carving about 5 months ago. This carving was inspired by something I saw on this site, but I don't remember the artist.




I would say you where inspired by Florida based carver Mai Tiki, because of the trademark pineapple forehead.

Nice gift tiki for your Mom! That's nice! Post more often!
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-10-03 06:34 am   Permalink

Excellent stuff tiki-tim, and about time you posted it too. I see some Serious tools on your bench there, can we see more of what those are?

Thanks for posting, Bring on S'more??

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tiki_tim
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From: Colorado, USA
Posted: 2010-10-03 07:46 am   Permalink

Thanks Ben.

No fancy tools here, unfortunately. I use a combo of power and hand tools on big projects:

For quick rough wood removal, I use the Lancelot wheel. Quick but scary. This fits on my 4" angle grinder. (always keep the guard in place). NOT for the faint hearted.

http://www.katools.com/lancelot.html


For smaller details, I use a air powered die grinder with some el-cheapo burs.

http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piece-coarse-tooth-rotary-rasp-file-set-35453.html


For details I use some Flexcut palm Tools

http://www.flexcut.com/products/cart.php?target=product&product_id=1059&category_id=113


And also use a Dremmel with a variety of bits/wheels .

I really like the control I get using the flexcuts, but they are too small for any large volume wood removal. Someday I will have to cough up some more $ to get some big chisels.

For miscellaneous weird cuts/shaping, I have been known to use the drill press and compound miter saw.

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amate
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Posted: 2010-10-03 12:00 pm   Permalink

A couple of those are remarkably similar to some of my first carves. I wish I still had those guys to show because they could be brothers. I see a 6 footer in your future.

 
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