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TikiMango's Carvings- P31, Bone Hawaiian Tapa Hook
TikiMango
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Posted: 2008-12-05 07:29 am   Permalink

I decided to follow the advice of others from my painting thread and pull my carvings out and put them into their own thread. Currently I don't have the space, tools, or time to really get into carving, but I hope to very soon. In the meanwhile, here is my first attempt at relief carving.

This was a teak(?) serving platter I found at the local thrift store. It's 6"x13", and I managed to hack at it with some crappy "wood carving tools" from Michael's art store. It seemed like I had to spend 5mins of sharpening for every 3mins of carving. The nose didn't turn out the way I wanted, so I introduce to you the W.C. Fields Moai.





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TikiMango
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Posted: 2008-12-05 07:31 am   Permalink

Last Sunday I was visiting Kirby's Rumpus Room and spied a torch there. I took my first ever carving and torched it up upon Kirby's suggestion. Here's my interpretation of Ku, 24" tall out of Douglas Fir. All straight chisel.






The grain pattern gives this one a slight Marty Feldman character I think.


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TheBigT
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Posted: 2008-12-05 07:36 am   Permalink

Cool! I don't remember seeing your painting thread, but your carvings are already pretty damn nice! I like the tray too. I don't think I would have noticed the nose if you hadn't pointed it out. Just thought it was part of the plan.

Do you plan to do any more finish on the Ku?


 
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TikiMango
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Posted: 2008-12-05 07:49 am   Permalink

Thanks for the comments TheBigT. I've received a few ideas on how to add some details to the Ku and slim down the base he is sitting on but as far as a surface finish I kind of like the burnt, unsealed look it has now. This will be an indoor tiki, and burnt wood smells better than sealed wood to me.
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Coco Joe
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Posted: 2008-12-05 09:55 am   Permalink

Frikin awesome dude! When are you going to start selling stuff? You should set up a table at the tonga hut on saturday.

 
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Posted: 2008-12-05 1:52 pm   Permalink

Wooooooooooooooohooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Good to see you here Mango!
Dig the platter.

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benella
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Posted: 2008-12-06 02:36 am   Permalink

This lono is killer work. I love the finish.

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TikiMango
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Posted: 2008-12-08 7:22 pm   Permalink

I guess I need to change the name of the above from Ku to Lono, the more I look at it, the more it is a Lono. Oh well. Here is a small 4-incher out of bass wood, done a couple of months ago. This could be considered my first carving.



I really need to invest in a hook knife. As for the finish on this, it was acrylic paint that I diluted with water to make a wash.


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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2008-12-08 11:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-12-05 07:29, TikiMango wrote:

The nose didn't turn out the way I wanted, so I introduce to you the W.C. Fields Moai.






Yo TikiMango! Looks like you left enough wood so that you can still fix that nose a little bit if you want to.


I'd try removing the stuff in the red dot area and moving the green line area down to where I drew it in black. Moving the eye lines down to where the black lines are will help that area a little too by making the nose look a little shorter.

Nice work, keep it up.
Buzzy Out!


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TikiMango
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Posted: 2008-12-09 3:07 pm   Permalink

Buzzy! Mahalo for the advice, but I think it's better to let sleeping menehune lay. I'll probably attempt another platter and will pay closer attention to proportions to get it closer to the image you have marked-up. If I tweak this one, there's no telling what the outcome will be.
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Bowana
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Posted: 2008-12-11 07:42 am   Permalink

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Great design on this guy! Wikkid!!

And carving bas relief like your Moai is no walk in the park. Try a profile or 3 quarter view sometime instead of a full frontal. I get ideas for bas relief technique from studying coins.

Keep up the good work, Ray!

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kountzyro
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Posted: 2008-12-30 09:26 am   Permalink

Very cool looking design on the 4" tiki!
I love his huge underbite. One of the coolest looking originals I've seen in some time.
Keep up the good work!


 
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TikiMango
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Posted: 2008-12-31 10:41 am   Permalink

Thanks for the comments guys! Here's another 4-incher, the last scraps of bass wood I have. Did this all with a 1/2" straight chisel and some sand paper. Stained it with some acrylic paint.




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kirby
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Posted: 2008-12-31 11:35 am   Permalink

cool mango.. very psychedelic back drop..happy new year..kirby

 
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Posted: 2008-12-31 12:38 pm   Permalink

cool shit man!

 
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