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Toataiaha
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From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-06-11 06:59 am   Permalink

The only way I know how to carve is to poke a sharp stick at a spinning log

This is my first moai





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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2008-06-11 10:10 am   Permalink

Check out some of stuff I made on the lathe.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=12451&forum=7&start=0&676

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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2008-06-11 1:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-11 06:59, Toataiaha wrote:

This is my first moai..




aye, 'thistle' look grand when its finished Toka!



 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2008-06-11 5:04 pm   Permalink

Good luck with him.

 
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Toataiaha
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From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-06-11 7:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-11 13:42, Tamapoutini wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-06-11 06:59, Toataiaha wrote:

This is my first moai..




aye, 'thistle' look grand when its finished Toka!





Bugga , ya sprung me Tama

'Tis a thistle its true , but in my , and the Nobel Thistle's defence , it is said the the humble weed sounded the alarm , and warned of approaching invaders , and thus, is a protector to the Highland folk.

Actually , I liked the roundness of the Tekoteko that Alexdog did out of hyper-tufa , and figured that lathe-work fits into TC somewhere .

And , I come from the land of Hei-Tiki , so there


a progress shot






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Heath
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Posted: 2008-06-11 9:30 pm   Permalink

Only one progress shot?

Just kidding, give it time, you're most likely going to end up trying your hand at carving something after you take it off the lathe!

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Toataiaha
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Posted: 2008-06-11 10:20 pm   Permalink

Yep , I will be carving it , to define the thistle head , and maybe a leaf or two on the stem . It is a 'split turning', the end result being two corbels for a mantelpiece . Sort of like this .

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pdrake
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Posted: 2008-06-11 10:42 pm   Permalink

corbel, shmorble . . . use a brick to hold a shelf up, not art.

make a pendant from it!!

looking good!
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Toataiaha
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Posted: 2008-06-11 11:22 pm   Permalink

It would be a bloody big pendant mate

It is for an elderly friend , our local kilt-maker's lounge fireplace. She had the coal grate removed , and replaced with a gas one , with the assistance of the local council . In the process they demolished the fire surround .

Art follows function
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pdrake
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Posted: 2008-06-11 11:30 pm   Permalink

it's so funny that i read your posts with a kiwi accent. you're the only one.

i think it was the "pig" comment.

haha

i watch too many movies from new zealand.
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Toataiaha
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Posted: 2008-06-11 11:41 pm   Permalink

pig ? we're have pig on a spit ? great , I'm in
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Toataiaha
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Posted: 2008-06-11 11:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-06-11 10:10, AlohaStation wrote:
Check out some of stuff I made on the lathe.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=12451&forum=7&start=0&676



Great work there A.S. .
I have not turned any pens , nothing quite so small . If I ever come across the gear , and the kits I will give it a go .
The smallest I've done so far are Spurtles and Cipin .
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-06-12 02:22 am   Permalink

Jock, I'm glad you finally started a thread, Awesome Lathe you have there and that piece you are working on is Excellent All it needs are cople eye and you're done, That is an OAK plank? Beautiful!
Almost forgot, WELCOME to TC!


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Toataiaha
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Posted: 2008-06-12 03:51 am   Permalink

Thanks Ben .

two eyes huh , just above the bulging cheeks , below the long ears eh ,
A Bugs Bunny tiki , with teeth

The plank ? if you mean the one balanced on to of the 'moai' , that is sap Rimu (red pine). Thats the Mantle .
The turned piece is Tawhairaunui (red beech) , and the disposable end caps , for mounting on the lathe due to the split turning process , are Oak .

And the lathe , yep , NZ's finest , a Nova DVR XP




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Posted: 2008-06-12 03:58 am   Permalink

"two eyes huh , just above the bulging cheeks , below the long ears eh ,
A Bugs Bunny tiki , with teeth"

Just make sure you use the"Chicklet Teeth" and you'll be in great shape. (chainsaw tiki joke)


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