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Hyper tufa carvings
alexdog1
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Joined: Jun 04, 2008
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From: NC
Posted: 2008-06-30 10:23 am   Permalink

I originally posted these pics in the carving section http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=28598&forum=7&13 and thought that they would also apply here. I have recently completed some other projects that include the two Tiki torches and the Tiki table top that I carved in a pinstripe version of a Tiki.





























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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2008-06-30 11:08 am   Permalink

Very Nice. I didn't realize hypertufa was structurally strong enough to make a table out of. Are those pieces molded in that shape or carved after they cure?

Looks like hypertufa would also work for faux rocks. I priced a fiberglass faux rock at Lowe's/Home Depot and it was $40. Seems like you should be able to make one for about $5 worth of cement and peat moss.
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Musubi Mom
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Posted: 2008-06-30 11:32 am   Permalink

Hey Alexdog those new torches are great. I spent last Sunday making a torch and it is unbelievable how much it looks like yours. The table is really nice, that pinstripe tiki on top could be an ancient carving.

 
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alexdog1
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Posted: 2008-06-30 1:59 pm   Permalink

Thanks. I poured the tufa in a round mold made from metal dryer venting and then carved.

 
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alexdog1
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Posted: 2008-06-30 6:26 pm   Permalink

Here are a few more that I forgot about.
















 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2008-07-01 11:06 am   Permalink

Looking good and great medium. Gotta love those tiki torches.

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-07-01 11:22 am   Permalink

That Moai second from the bottom has much life. Great sunken eyes. And that cement pinstripe is something. Never saw that before. The color on that stone has nice tones too. I need to get back into cement soon.
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