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Grand Poobah's Oasis Update
Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
Posts: 222
From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2012-01-17 6:45 pm   Permalink

it has been such a long time since I posted anything and while I am pretty sure that none of you have been too worried, I thought I would try to catch up on a few carvings.



here is the guy I made for my mom and dad. I finally was able to install it in his back yard (a while ago!)



here he is at night.

Of course my in laws decided that they needed one too!


here he is.





I have another I have done in ash, but I just have to organize my pictures. We had so much rain up here this past summer that one of my other guys took a beating. I have been working on cleaning him back up. I also have a good sized aspen on deck. It just seems as if there is never enough time to get out in the garage these days. I apologize for not keeping up with all of the great stuff out there. Thanks for looking.


 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2012-01-18 08:39 am   Permalink

You kiddin' Poobah, I've been worried sick about you. Great new carves with the same meticulous attention to detail. Really nice!

 
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mudbone
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Joined: Nov 12, 2008
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From: michigan
Posted: 2012-01-18 08:56 am   Permalink

What a fine pair of lips on that guy, nice work!


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-01-18 11:47 am   Permalink

nice!



 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2012-01-18 10:03 pm   Permalink

Finishing and color... So cool!

Great job Granpoobah!


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-01-19 10:56 pm   Permalink

Grandmaster
U freekin rock...


 
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Creative Chimp
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Joined: Jul 31, 2008
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Posted: 2012-01-20 08:18 am   Permalink

the details...ooohhh the details.......the devils in them aint they?

nice work and all those little details are nice...i like


 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
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Posted: 2012-01-26 2:35 pm   Permalink

I hope you are finding the time for some new projects. Your stuff is always a cut above. Those lips say it all!

 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2012-01-29 7:10 pm   Permalink


cy "You kiddin' Poobah, I've been worried sick about you. Great new carves with the same meticulous attention to detail. Really nice!"
Thanks cy. It is nice to you you care!

mudbone "What a fine pair of lips on that guy, nice work! & "pjc5150 "nice! "
Thanks guys. I was planning on making this guy as a Christmas present for my mother in law. My father in law pressed for her birthday in August. I felt like I had to rush. He was a silver maple and the wood really fuzzed a lot, but I like him more that he is done. They are big bird watchers. My mother in law gave him a ladies name! Oh well.


laojia "Finishing and color... So cool! Great job Granpoobah!" thanks laojia I appreciate the compliment. Is it cold in France these days? I have been real lucky as the weather has been mild.


hang10tiki "Grandmaster U freekin rock..." Usually I am called a rockhead. Thanks


Creative Chimp "the details...ooohhh the details.......the devils in them aint they? nice work and all those little details are nice...i like" The bottom took a lot longer than I thought. I actually figured that part would go quickly. So the "easier" details were a devil.


amate "I hope you are finding the time for some new projects. Your stuff is always a cut above. Those lips say it all!" Right now I in a holding pattern. Work has been a bit overwhelming this year. My wife has been working at a new position so her hours are longer. I am Mr. Taxi for the kids these days. I brought a few guys in for the winter to restore. Finally I am building a small table for my foyer. My brother in law came back from Iraq a while ago. Another soldier came back with him and drove him home. He brought some marble from a dismantled palace! He left at my father in laws and never came back for it. My brother in law didn't want it. So my father in law and I split in half (we had a kitchen counter place do it). I have to get this off my plate before I do anymore carving. Hopefully that will be soon.




 
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Captain Jack
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From: Menifee, California
Posted: 2012-01-30 06:44 am   Permalink

Yep, great detail ... especially on the hands! Nice Work!

 
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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2012-02-05 1:54 pm   Permalink

Here are a few other things I finished up. One was fixing an old sign I made a few years ago. The wind blew the sign over. I didn't like it much so I thought I would try again. Here is the first sign.


so I made a new one


I liked it so I made another one. I even made sure the mileage is correct!


Finally I had to re-sand some earlier projects, re-stain , and re-coat. The fist couple of tikis I made were finished with a spray on polyurethane. I don't think this has held up to well. No I am going back and cleaning these guys up and brushing many coats on.


Thanks for looking. Got some work done on my Saddam table today. Just have to sand and stain. Once I am done I am back on tiki detail!


 
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Grand Poobah
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2012-09-01 08:57 am   Permalink

It has been a long time since I have been able to post. Here are a few things I have been up to. The first is the table I had mentioned earlier. My brother in law did two tours in iraq and came home with some buddies a few years back. One guy has this marble from one of saddam's palaces. He left it in my father in laws garage and never came back. After a few years my in laws had to use it or throw it away. Both my father in law and I were able to create a table. Here is mine.





I took the wood from the old table and used it to create a surfboard caricaturing (is that a word?) my wife and I. I then hung it my back yard.



I spent a good deal of the summer building a pergola for the deck. I had to put the breaks on a lot of the carving time I had.



I actually borrowed an idea from a another poster who used pvc to make bamboo. I did the same and it is doubling as electrical conduit. You can see it if you look closely at the posts on the right.



I did manage a few carving projects. I will post them up soon.




 
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NIxxon
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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
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Posted: 2012-09-01 09:48 am   Permalink

What a great Island Oasis...hard work always show and it seems you have definitely put in the man hours. Excellent carves and awesome Oasis!!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-09-02 05:43 am   Permalink

That deck is an inviting spot. When will you be having us over?

 
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Grand Poobah
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From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2012-09-15 06:11 am   Permalink

Thanks Nixon and Amate. Anytime in you're in Reading Pa you're welcome to stop in. I'll have a drink waiting for you. Here are some pics I finally got around to taking of a Marq I had worked on. He is made of ash. The wood was hard, but clean to cut. He is a heavy bugger too. I filled in the check with a clear silcone caulk as I am weary of the extremes in weather we have here. Has anyone else tried something similar or better to try and preserve wood from the checks taking on more weathering?









 
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