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Grapa-Ruha's Carving a meal for the Marq pg.10
Grapa-RuHa
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-10-23 12:21 am   Permalink

Aloha, here's some of my first Tiki caving i did for my bike. Now i have found this place i see i have a lot to learn about Tikis and carving. The work i see here is amazing and a great inspiration.
I simply love the 'how to' posts as they are a great help in figuring out what to use and how to use it.
Now al i have to do is find some decent logs.

valve cap

Shifter

Bike from the front

[ This Message was edited by: Grapa-RuHa 2010-04-29 07:36 ]


 
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buzzard
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From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2008-10-23 09:16 am   Permalink

pretty cool for your 1st ones cannot wait to see your 100th
any wood is good wood if its the only wood you have


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2008-10-23 09:50 am   Permalink

Ahh, you crazy Dutch and your bicycles. Great tikis. Valve caps is a great idea.


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Grapa-RuHa
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-10-24 12:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words. You both made some excelent Tikis.
Mr no name, i used broomstick to make the valve caps.
Here's a bigger one i made last week frome a big log, about 5ft, i got from a friend.
It had a bit of rot but since it was meant to be fire wood foor a beachclub, it was dry and ready to use.
So i brought my chissels the next day and spent al the time i had hammering out the top head and knocked out the bottom one the next day.

Somewhere during this procces i googled Tiki and found TG, so in the past week i have bought a hookknife
and got a few small pieces of oak branch to practice carving, and try and make some clean cut stuff.
I will make some pics of what i did with the hookknife tomorrow.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-10-25 7:57 pm   Permalink

Hey, that's very cool. I like the red and white colors. That tiki looks like a genuine antique!

 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2008-10-26 11:08 am   Permalink

That's your first tiki's? Great work!

 
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Grapa-RuHa
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-10-26 1:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the compliments, i still have a lot to learn but this place is great for that.
The color is from multiple layers of mahogany stain complimented by early sunlight. Here's a few pics of my first go with a hook knife. Got my finger good so i had to make it a cannibal



 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-10-26 1:36 pm   Permalink

Excellent tikis. Some tikis are blood-thirsty so you have to remind yourself to take your time and watch your fingers. I suggest using a softer wood than oak when practicing the Hook knife. Look for some Basswood or Butternut at your local wood working businesses. Keep them comin!

 
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Grapa-RuHa
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-10-28 3:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks Aloha station, I found that Basswood is available at some arts&craft shops. But i got a commission today for a stick shift on a motorcycle so i guess its the harder oak and a protective glove to keep all my digits attached.

Here's some pics off the Little Cannibal after cutting and sanding. Made him a Longboard for some after diner surfin and plan to put it all together on a base. I'm off to put some stain on this one.




Thanks for watching.


 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2008-10-28 5:06 pm   Permalink

Luv this lil' guy.. He has so many great little lines, make sure to detail him before you stain him up, so you can see all the great detail.

 
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Grapa-RuHa
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-10-30 10:25 am   Permalink

Mahalo Freddie, If by detailing you mean making al those little lines a little darker than the rest. I have. If that's not what you mean, please explain. I'm eager to learn new stuff. Pics of the stained Little Cannibal will follow soon. Together with my next carve. A 2" pendant. Seems i'm going smaller and smaller at the moment.
Greetz,
Pat


 
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Grapa-RuHa
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From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-10-30 4:27 pm   Permalink

Aloha, here's the pics off the finished cannibal and a Tiki pendant i started yesterday.
Thanx for watching.



 
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Tucson Tiki
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Posted: 2008-10-30 4:56 pm   Permalink

Neat stuff. Can you please post a picture of the hook knife? I need to see one. Unfamiliar with that term. Thanks

 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2008-10-30 11:22 pm   Permalink

love the skull!! and the surfboard. great carving!!!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-10-31 02:00 am   Permalink

Definitely some cool tikis and I see your skills are improving with each new one. You are a man after my own heart if you are using the hook knife for your carvings Here are a few of the hook blades I use





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