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jab tiki
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Joined: Jun 23, 2008
Posts: 122
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2008-11-19 02:25 am   Permalink

Hi, My name 's John, ("Hi John")
and I'm a Tiki-holic.
Finally decided to post some pix of my beginning work in tiki.
So, with my chisels that I bought from the swap meet and some starter ones' from Hommie"D," I got a feel for the tools on this mushy palm stump, that I got from my Abuelo.

I call him "Hack"

I put him out front for Halloween.

Went to my 1st "chop" w/ Buzzard and met some of the great people here on TC. Masubi Mom offered me a casting of cement w/ no sand, that was going to dry in a few days. I took it home and took some beat up chisels to it.


I picked this piece of wood from some tree cutters cutting down trees from an apartment complex in my neighborhood. I don't know what kind of wood it was, but it was hard. Pine??



added some stain


"Spot-Pine"

Finally, a good hunk of Mex. fan palm! Thanks Bob-O.



Mahalo for all the great tips and encouragement along the way. - John A. Butterfield.



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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2008-11-19 07:13 am   Permalink

Wow! Hack is really scary!

The wood you made Spot-Pine out of looks like Eucalyptus. Really hard and has a lot of splits? It gets good detail though.

Keep posting, Johnny. They're looking good!
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Tikilizard
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 373
Posted: 2008-11-19 08:10 am   Permalink

Jab, You didn't go for an easy start with your first two pieces of wood did you? They looked pretty tough to carve a tiki theme into but you did it! Really nice blend of the wood into form. You seem to have a real talent fitting your design into the flow of the wood. That usually takes years of practice. What stain did you use on the second wood carving? Outstanding M8. I like the stone Moai also. You took carving chisels to cement? That took some guts. Anyway, welcome to TC. You have a wonderful start and keep up the great carvings.
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Posted: 2008-11-19 08:13 am   Permalink

I almost forgot, nice detail and burn on the third wood carving! The burn was perfect for that tiki.
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buzzard
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Joined: Jan 26, 2008
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From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2008-11-19 6:47 pm   Permalink

hey johny
was wondering when you were going to start a page

by the way,i think i only loaned you that log
now that it came out so cool,i think i want it back!

great stuff


 
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jab tiki
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Joined: Jun 23, 2008
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2008-11-24 9:12 pm   Permalink

Thank you for the kind words.
Bowana, I think you are correct, "Spot" looks of Eucalyptus.
Tikilizard, that stain on "Spot" is a Sedona red & Ebony from Minwax.
Buzzard, Thanks.
For tiki #5 I cut a freshly cut palm into two. Not the best of wood. splits and soft stringy spots. But none the less, all I had to work with.





 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
Posts: 2144
From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-11-24 10:38 pm   Permalink

Nice! You are progressing nicely. Your latest one
is great!

Keep them coming
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Grapa-RuHa
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 174
From: Netherlands
Posted: 2008-11-24 11:59 pm   Permalink

Getting better with each new carve.
That last one looks like a great garden dweller.


 
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buzzard
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From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2008-11-25 9:50 pm   Permalink

man johny i really like this guy,cant wait to see what you
do with that new good wood


 
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jab tiki
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Joined: Jun 23, 2008
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-01-03 12:54 am   Permalink

Thanks Seek surf.
Grapa-Ruha, That's exactly where I put him, in the front yard.
Buzzard, Cheers.
Here's the the Marques I've been working on.

Happy New Year to all!!!


 
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buzzard
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From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2009-01-03 12:34 pm   Permalink

man johny that guy is looking great!
nice to see all logs in the backround


 
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tikithomas08
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Joined: Apr 10, 2007
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From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2009-01-03 12:43 pm   Permalink

that marq. is looking awesome J!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2009-01-03 2:36 pm   Permalink

I can see a great progression in skill and quality in justy these pieces, nice work.
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jab tiki
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Joined: Jun 23, 2008
Posts: 122
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-01-07 12:04 am   Permalink

Thanks guys.
I put some Rosewood stain on the Marq.


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-01-07 8:04 pm   Permalink

Hack! Haha, that's funny! Holy crap you progressed in a hurry didn't you?! Geez man, good stuff.

 
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