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my first tiki
Aweulekuula
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Joined: Feb 11, 2009
Posts: 94
Posted: 2009-02-12 5:24 pm   Permalink

Ooooooooh!

I love those! I don't know why but your style just has such a "warm" feel to it, somehow yout tikis feel... "inviting"? There is just such a wonderfully laid-back spirit to your work.

Aloha!

Marcus


 
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K-Billy
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Joined: Oct 31, 2006
Posts: 19
From: Long Beach
Posted: 2009-02-12 8:41 pm   Permalink

Awesome keep up the good work. I have yet to do my first tiki
K-Billy


 
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
Posts: 325
From: houston
Posted: 2009-02-13 06:25 am   Permalink

thanks everyone for the comps. finding the time to carve is the problem. work keeps calling trying to find me, i've let the yard go back to nature....the girlfriend is getting a little mad and worried and my daughter keeps finding new, tiny secret communities i create in beer bottles. i keep telling her i expect those little societies to start carving tiki's in my image one day. when that happens i'll post the photos and then take credit for them. then i'll enslave them and put them to work for me

seeks - thanks. love picasso as well as dali but my fave at the moment is max ernst


 
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-02-13 10:10 am   Permalink

Cool nice carving and , by the way, the grain is freaky awesome.

Benjamin.


 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 942
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-02-13 10:19 am   Permalink

I understand what's you feel when you have difficult to find time to carve...I have same problem, but I have chance to do during my working day...
Keep cool and continue your nice work!!!


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1315
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-02-13 11:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-12 13:36, big daddy wrote:
then i got carried away





uh huh. See what happens when you drink and carve?! Love the intricate detail!


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-02-15 2:46 pm   Permalink

LOOKIN' Good there and I'm sure after I have a few more "lubricating" drinks it will look even better yet!


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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
Posts: 325
From: houston
Posted: 2009-02-19 06:20 am   Permalink

thanks guys! computer crashes for 3 days and i'm sifting through several hundred emails.

benella - as to the grain of the wood, i forget where i read it (think it was a benzart quote) but it said "go deep, don't be afraid" and thats what i did. working on a new piece that has the same grain pattern and i will try to do it again.

benzart and t - the lubrication helps. think i figured out a system. i fill a gallon jug with my favorite concoction and hang it above my head, the fittings and fish tank tubing allow just the right mixture to reach me as i can now lubricate hands free while i carve.

bd


 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-02-22 3:31 pm   Permalink

well i finished the little guy. not very happy with the way he turned out. here he is







started on a new one.

have several ideas for others. now i have to find the time to carve.

bd


 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-02-22 9:27 pm   Permalink

well done for the "little guy",almost be felt the influence of the "surréalistes"!!

Good thing if you find time to carve!!


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3736
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2009-02-22 9:50 pm   Permalink

Hey big daddy. I think it's good you're not happy with your carvings. You can transform that emotion into a motivational tool. I'm the same way. There's so many times I look at my stuff and think,... bleh. If this is your passion, you'll never give up. To quote Gladys Knight and The Pips, (The Pips are the coolest), "Keep on keepin on". I'd sing it for you but, well....heh......I'll drink instead.

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-02-23 2:12 pm   Permalink

Yeah, the ol' finding the time to carve problem. I have a whole list of people waiting for tikis from me. Might take them years to get one!

 
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larryzzzz
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Joined: Jul 10, 2009
Posts: 2
From: Houston, Texsa USA
Posted: 2009-07-10 09:15 am   Permalink

Ouch. Hope it is healing up OK. Now I'll have to be more careful.

 
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big daddy
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
Posts: 325
From: houston
Posted: 2009-07-10 10:16 am   Permalink

ok, forgot about this thread. yeah larryzzzz, the finger healed well and have almost regained all range of motion though on some days there is an ache in the bone that bothers me and i still haven't regained the dexterity to play the guitar again( c chord is still hard to reach) but it has made me learn alternative tunings though. i foolishly removed the stitches 2 days before their time so i had to re-wrap the finger in a tight bandage and stay in a splint for another 2 weeks. thanks for looking

bd


 
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AKUAE
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Joined: May 11, 2007
Posts: 129
From: Alsace - France
Posted: 2009-07-17 08:14 am   Permalink

great carving Big Daddy,
any update of the last one

greets from france

Akuae


 
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