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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-08-07 1:18 pm   Permalink

Since he won't start his own thread I feel compelled to show off for him.

This has been donated to my Mountain Bike project at Quiet Waters Park. The log came from the trail so its only fitting that it will return to welcome all the riders. Over 15' tall - 4' will be buried.









 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-08-07 2:21 pm   Permalink

Exellent stuff Will, C'mon and add some more photos now that your thread is cranked up!
Super tiki.
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The Sperm Whale
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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From: Lakewood California
Posted: 2008-08-07 3:00 pm   Permalink

Freakin Sweet!!

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-08-07 3:02 pm   Permalink

No Hair-Club-For-Men for that guy....he is awesome!!!

 
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-08-07 3:19 pm   Permalink

Awesome! I've been meaning to do this for Will myself - here's some pictures from my visit to Will's place.
Look at this Ball guy!

Lots of tikis:

Close up of Lono

Look at that headdress!

More Tikis!!

Root ball half log - he's big!


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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-08-07 4:52 pm   Permalink

Will you kick ass!

 
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Savage Daddy
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Joined: Jul 10, 2006
Posts: 165
From: Sarasota, Fl.
Posted: 2008-08-07 6:13 pm   Permalink

Excellent carvings! Nice to see the south FL. tiki carvers representing.




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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-08-07 7:23 pm   Permalink

Nice work plugger!!
Instead of burying the tiki (it will rot and eventually fall even with concrete) you might instead consider burying a 4" by 4" treated post about 2 ft. down, drill a hole thru the post and into the tiki, install one or two 10" hex head lag screws to secure it. Just a thought.


 
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wplugger
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 161
Posted: 2008-08-08 06:04 am   Permalink

Wow, Thanks every body.
I get so much from TC, I should give back more.
They planted about 300 sable palms in the park.
About 10 % died . We will see how many I get to carve.
J.T. I would do that if I were to keep it for myself.
the one thing it has going for it is it's going on a hill.
I'm bringing the next one to Toms house to see how he does em.
I picked up 10 flat molds from the Mai-Kai a week ago.
They include the spear head mold . The spears line the
Chinese ovens over the windows. Most are broken if not
missing completely.
Thanks again
Plugger

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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-08-08 08:31 am   Permalink

Will has been carving for years but has shown very little of his work. I hope that changes!!

JT - Wood rot is something that you have to live with in Florida. There are too many factors that work against wood left in the open air. The big guy will be planted on top of a small hill that is mostly gravel and sand. There will be more moisture damage from the air than the ground! We also have termites, wood peckers and carpenter ants - the expected life of this carving will only be at most 10 years. This was all factored when we came up with the idea. Its my turn to carve the next one.

In case you didn't know, Will is the guy that has been casting all of the tikis at the Mai Kai. Its a cool story.


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2008-08-08 08:34 am   Permalink

Will, those are really great-looking tikis. Keep up the good work!

 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-08-08 08:49 am   Permalink

All are magnificent! Make sure no one chain-grinds the tiki at Quiet Waters mt bikin'n!!!
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-08-08 3:22 pm   Permalink

aiight, I have heard oldtimers swear by using pea gravel on their fence posts instead of concrete cuz the water seeps thru. But as you said AlohaStation there are other factors to consider. Aloha to my Florida brethren. Carve onward!!

 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-08-08 4:35 pm   Permalink

Nice, you need to share these more often. Thanks Alohastation for bringing these forth.
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Tikilizard
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 373
Posted: 2008-08-11 9:17 pm   Permalink

Awesome tiki carvings. Thanks for sharing your work on TC and getting such a great tiki out in public. Let us know when the QWP tiki gets put in. I live about 20 minutes away and I will have to go check it out. Are you going to seal the wood? Outdoors in South Florida the oil based sealers last longer. Just a thought. Happy Carving.

Oh....Almost forgot, you can also use roofing tar on the bottom if you bury the base. But that will only work if you seal the rest of it so it won't rot from the inside out. The tar will prevent it from draining if not sealed.

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