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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
Posts: 325
From: houston
Posted: 2008-10-28 11:04 am   Permalink

looking for a little feedback.

this is my first piece carved out of a broken pecan branch, i had no idea what i was doing. my muse is the current owner of both of these. she got it as a christmas present. she got me interested in carving and still keeps me encouraged, though i think she just wanted me to be her own personal carver.


the little head is my 6th, also pecan.



i've sold 2 and kept 7 including the one i used hickory. i will be sending my tools in to be sharpened after that debacle. currently working on a new one using basswood - soo nice, soo soft and i'm waiting for my palm trunks and pine trunks to dry out so i can start work on some big pieces. if anything nice came out of ike was the fact i found some downed palm trees. like i said any feedback would be appreciated.

thanx


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 759
From: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2008-10-29 2:13 pm   Permalink

i like 'em

cool stuff!


 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-10-29 5:24 pm   Permalink

Cool! Very rustic-artistic looking. Everyone here tries to get a style their own, and you got it already!
Keep 'em coming. And welcome to TC!
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2471
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-10-29 5:50 pm   Permalink

Nothing wrong with being a "personal carver." I just happen to be
my own "personal carver."
I like 'em too, especially the first one. Just a little bit off kilter...
and I mean that in a good way.


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1299
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-10-29 6:25 pm   Permalink

Looking good, man. I too scored some trees from Ike. Don't like they way I got 'em, but that can't be helped now can it?

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-10-29 8:07 pm   Permalink

Well you SURE Know how to pick some Hard woods, Pecan is Ultra hard and Hickory a bit harder and has silica thrown in. Does Wonders for keeping the local tool sharpener in business! However up comes the Bass wood to save the day. The Standard in recreational carving, soft, consistent and takes finish easily. Once you get a few bass wood pieces under your belt you should be carving tikis as well as or better than anyone else around. Keep up the great work Oh yes, and WELCOME to Tiki Central
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Tikilizard
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
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Posted: 2008-10-29 8:40 pm   Permalink

Dude, You get an AA++ for originality!!! I like them. Welcome to Tiki Central and keep them coming.
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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1502
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2008-10-30 04:03 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-28 11:04, big daddy wrote:my muse is the current owner of both of these. she got it as a christmas present. she got me interested in carving and still keeps me encouraged, though i think she just wanted me to be her own personal carver.


So am I smart or WHAT?!!

So nice to get to see your stuff in this context, Big Daddy! Congrats for a your unique (and great) style!
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.....C'mon, palm wood; dry! Dry, dammit!!
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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From: houston
Posted: 2008-11-01 09:08 am   Permalink

thanks for the feedback folks! i'll post a few of my others soon.

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-11-10 10:49 pm   Permalink

Nice i realy like.

 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2008-11-12 07:06 am   Permalink

Imagine what you could do with a softer wood. Nicely done mang.

 
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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From: houston
Posted: 2008-11-25 1:20 pm   Permalink

some new pieces



still need to fine tune these guys. scarface and peaceful pete

newest piece i'm carving. not happy with all the cracks popping up all over.

i finally found something to do with the corks i collect at work, helps pass the time of night at the bar.


2nd piece i ever carved. glad i was directed to this site since seeing all the work done by all y'all (the plural for y'all) definitely inspires me. thanks to everyone.

bd


 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-11-25 10:44 pm   Permalink

You are coming on strong I like your work.
You have own style coming thru already NICE!
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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From: houston
Posted: 2008-12-25 3:32 pm   Permalink

sorry miss formikahini but that xmas gift is now on a waitlist. funny what can happen when you sharpen your chisels.



didn't feel a thing till the doc numbed my finger to stitch me up.


i guess she'll receive in on "reyes magos" day.


 
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s!q
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Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 11
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-12-25 3:36 pm   Permalink

i really dig that new one you're working on! bummer about the hand.

 
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