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Tikisbytyler - Carvings From Neptune - Lono and pals
tikisbytyler
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Joined: Sep 16, 2008
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From: Neptune Beach, Florida
Posted: 2008-09-23 07:32 am   Permalink

Hey, I'm new to the tikiroom and forum format. forgive me if I break some rules & point me in the right direction please!!! I have a new website up & would like some feedback. sorry the sight is so crude, but no money yet & this is what I could get for free. I'd love any suggestions for both carvings and the website - http://tikisbytyler.com . Also looking for friends that enjoy tiki life
Here's a little sample of my style:

This guy's in a live tree that hang's over the intracoastal waterway in Pablo Creek, FL



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tikisbytyler
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From: Neptune Beach, Florida
Posted: 2008-10-05 11:28 pm   Permalink

Trying to get back to the basics & diversify my carving skills. First easter Island style piece made immediate friends with my youngest:

Spending a lot less time with my chainsaw and a lot more with my chisels. To view my full site go to
http://tikisbytyler.com

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-10-06 6:41 pm   Permalink

Hey Tyler, the Moai looks good. It's good that you are getting into more chisel work as that produces more finer detail and is the next progression from the chainsaw and grinder. Just keep practicing, every tiki is just practice for the next one.

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tikisbytyler
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From: Neptune Beach, Florida
Posted: 2008-10-07 11:39 am   Permalink

Another variation from my old style. Still haven't let go of the big toothy grin altogether, but he's got more personality i think.


 
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-10-07 1:15 pm   Permalink

COOL! The first one's a LIVING tiki!!
Thanks fer postin'


 
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tikisbytyler
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Posted: 2008-10-07 10:15 pm   Permalink

Worked on my first body this afternoon, WAY different line structure than i'm used to. I think he's shaping up though.

This piece of sable palm was just begging for this shape!


 
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tikisbytyler
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Posted: 2008-10-13 9:46 pm   Permalink

If it ever stops raining here I'll put in some work on this guy. That is, if I also stop working 13 hour days in the restaurant. Can someone suggest some good chisels and where to get a better mallet? I'm carving with an old rubber mallet i found in my pop's garage and some chisels that won't seem to hold an edge for *#@%!!! Actually, does anyone have any advice on carving a mallet? I have a nice chunk of ash wood that is about the right size.

 
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tikisbytyler
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Posted: 2008-10-17 05:58 am   Permalink

Gave the Moai some sedona red and urethane:

think it suits him well
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tikisbytyler
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Posted: 2008-10-17 10:59 pm   Permalink

Progress on the Hawaiian. I'm not sure where to go with his eyes? Or how to go about shaping the hands. Anyways, he's been a great learning experience so far.

Any feedback out there???
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tikisbytyler
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Posted: 2008-10-21 06:01 am   Permalink

Here's a bust I was asked to decorate for a local charity event benifitting the elementary school's art program. Not thrilled with the way it turned out, but limited time. This is the first relief on a flat surface for me.


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tikisbytyler
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Posted: 2008-10-28 10:00 am   Permalink

New guy should be shipping off to Canada soon!
That is if he's not too heavy.


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tikisbytyler
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Posted: 2008-10-28 12:24 pm   Permalink

Been working on the traditional guy today. One of my neighbors says he's Kuka 'Ilimoku, one says Kanaloa. What do you guys think???


Whatever, he's still got a long way to go. I really need to get some real chisels & gouges. These old rusty straight edges SUCK!!!!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-10-30 03:14 am   Permalink

It's Hard to say WHO he is but you Really captured the Traditional Hawaiian tiki look, Excellent stuff!
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tikisbytyler
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Posted: 2008-11-04 06:20 am   Permalink

Anybody out there sell me some good chisels cheap??? I'm working with 3 crappy straight edges & a light weight rubber mallet here.

Progress on Traditional Hawaiian:




Still got some work to do on his head. Any suggestions on stain? Light? Dark? Waddya think?
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Posted: 2008-11-04 09:41 am   Permalink

You're getting some Darned Excellent looking tikis there. I prefer medium dark, but the light looks like it will work too!
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