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KiltedTiki
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Joined: Nov 01, 2008
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2008-11-09 4:18 pm   Permalink

"Can you post a closeup pic of that Alpha Vortex blade? It sounds interesting!"

have a 4" and a 7" that look the same that I got on E-bay, but I don't used them as much as the Alpha, (don't trust them I guess)
here is a photo of my Dongsin Diamond Profile bit it has a 6mm shank on it it is also used dry, it is about $71.00 and has held up very well,also in the other photo is 2 of the three thing a use the most, along my goggles

next is a photo of an experiment in texturing with a oxy torch. which work aslong as you use water with it and don't have a thin piece to experiment on.

"Ever go to the Games in Vista, CA?"
Yes, I ran the Heavy athletics and also threw at the 1st few Vista games after they move the games from San Marcos.

"Where is Exeter"?
Exeter is east of Visalia, we live east of Exeter, in the middle of orange Groves, My wife and myself put on a Highland Games in our back yard we call it the Rhino Highland Games, We have gone with a Tiki theme this last year and will continue with it.

here is a wood carving that I did in 1975 at the age of 19

have not done much wood since. but hope to balance my Stone carving with more wood and other forms of art. But it will have to wait a little for I'm going to have shoulder surgery Dec. 1st. guess too many years of throwing heavy things.


 
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el Stingray
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From: Oslo, Norway
Posted: 2008-11-09 4:36 pm   Permalink

Very cool stuff Kilted Tiki!
I might use your work as an inspiration.
Great that you post your tools too!


 
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KiltedTiki
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2008-11-12 5:49 pm   Permalink

Here are a few more stones that I have done this year, I hoping to get some time to carve some more before my date with the knife.

Some of these have been posted before with other views.


not totaly tiki


this is done using the grinder to cut lines in the rock and then I take a hammer & chisel and brake off the stone, here Is a photo of my chipper chisel and the air tools I have for texturing stone.

and a sandblasted sun with a rock pitched










 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-11-12 6:52 pm   Permalink

Wow, Thanks Again Kilted Tiki, now Heres a Stoner for Sure folks, I mean I have a Hard tiome Holding on to my Little rockbits to carve and all you gotta do is Plant a foot on the piece and it won't move until you say Move.There must be some great things about carving large stone versus small I guess it's same aas carving a wood pendant then a 15' tiki totem..Looks like you came by your skills honestly as your dad really carves some Excellent tiki in wood. Your first wood piece was very advanced with excellent detail, Accurate as well as deeply carved. Why did you wander away from wood to stone, was it a matter of your job putting you in the thick of the granite world? No Matter, you are doing very well at it and your faces are getting strong personalities. Looks like when you finally decide which way you want to go as far as what to carve, you will be one force to recon with. My vote is for you to study tiki images and just GO Wild carving tikis. Thereare LOTS of tiki people around who will be glad to support your efforts..
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and here are some tiki's started, they are cut out with the 5" blade on a hand held grinder. hope this hasn't bored too many of you.
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I think you have done the Opposite of Bored most of us so CRANK IT UP!
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KiltedTiki
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2008-11-16 1:19 pm   Permalink

Thanks Benzart, a lot for your kind words about my carvings and those of my Dadís.Iíve always wanted to do more carving but life gets in the way sometimes. I spent over 20 years doing art for, and printing T-shirts. The last 7 years in the granite world, So I guess the amount of granite that I had stocked piled lead me to start carving the stone over wood. I think I have too many iron's in the fire sometimes and never get to do the fun stuff or the stuff that I plan. Or much as I want too. I'm trying very hard to change that, and with the encouragement of all that have posted on my carvings I feel that I'm on my way to creating more and more work. thanks everyone at TC


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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-11-16 6:47 pm   Permalink

Well, you know you have good stone experience and lots of stock and it's Obvious your wood skills are way up there, I would kinda love to see you Mix the two and creat a wood and stone tiki, a Stone piece with wood being a big, inseparable part of it, then some wood alone and stone alone stuff. Wow, Hurry up I CAN"T WAIT!
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KiltedTiki
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2008-11-17 8:17 pm   Permalink

Wow, Hurry up I CAN"T WAIT!
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Benzart, I have been think about mixing the two, stone and wood, and also stone and metal. But we're going to have to wait, I'm hoping to get a few days to carve before I have shoulder surgery in two weeks. it might be 6 months before I can carve again.
But I will be planing in all my free time.


 
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KiltedTiki
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2008-11-28 2:40 pm   Permalink

Well time for a little carving before surgery on Monday.
here is some shots of a carving done today.




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Photo after a little tuning up with a profile bit




Thanks for looking hope you like it.















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KiltedTiki
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2009-02-17 6:38 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone, it been awhile since I Posted here, The surgery went well on my shoulder, canít lift any thing over 20 pounds per DR. Orders (can't go to work, I need to lift 90-200 pound stones)so I can't doing any granite carving for awhile.

Been working on getting the place ready to host the Highland Games we have here ever year, but with all the work that goes into putting the games on, (and taking away from carving time) we are calling this one the last one.
but I do get to do art for the games, I design a shirt every year, awards, glasses, and last year carved some granite tiki for class champions.

I would like to share with you, my design for the shirts, and the sand carving of the glasses, this is the drawing for the shirt design

Here is the shirt design, a five color print

here is just playing with color.

And the glass

It's kind of a carving, did 47 of them, the Athletes get them with there entry along with a shirt and vinyl window sticker.
I've also been carving a little wood, I'll post those soon.
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-02-18 08:30 am   Permalink

looove the one you did before surgery.beautiful art as well. heal up fast and get to grinding? or would it be chiseling? either way hope you get back into the swing of things soon.

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TheBigT
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Posted: 2009-02-18 09:15 am   Permalink

Great stuff! Fascinating to see your tools and methods. Thanks for posting!

 
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KiltedTiki
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2009-02-18 1:54 pm   Permalink

thanks Big daddy and Big T, it mostly grinding, I hope to be able to do some stone carving in about a month, small ones. but first a lot to get done for my Games.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-02-19 03:07 am   Permalink

Yes, I agree the pre-surgery tiki was Excellent and it looks like your shoulder surgery went well. Love the new stuff and the poster too. I have shoulder surgery coming up soon as I get rid of this cold crud and if it goes as well as yours I'll be happy. We'll be looking for more stone tikis from you soon!
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KiltedTiki
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2009-02-19 4:10 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben, I like the one I did before the surgery as well,
Iím thinking about polishing the eyes, it a very good looking green granite
when polish.
I had a good DR. For my surgery, had to drive 70 miles to Fresno for her
but it was worth it, not any more pain after the surgery than before the surgery.
good luck on your shoulder.
Here is a little wood carving I did with hook knifes, I brought from a CO. that you posted a link to.


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KiltedTiki
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From: Exeter, ca, Part of the big valley
Posted: 2009-03-01 2:10 pm   Permalink


Here is a wood piece that Iím going
to use on cabinets in my tiki bar. I'll post when installed


Just a little more wood, that I'm playing with.
thanks for looking can always use some feed back.
thanks,
Mark
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