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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2010-09-07 09:15 am  Permalink|
Benzart Thanks Grog for the high compliments, glad the boobies qualify Grog, Thanks.
Clarita, Happy to see you and Glad you like the Purple Hei-Tiki, he would love that!
Thanks for stopping by again.
Heres a new piece, 10 inches tall, Redwood a Moai started a few days ago. Took a small nip from a finger so he likes the taste already.
Joined: May 11, 2004
|Posted: 2010-09-07 09:18 am  Permalink|
That wood looks beautiful Ben. No one does Moais like you.
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
From: Metz Lorraine France
|Posted: 2010-09-07 10:17 am  Permalink|
WOW! BenZ!! Thank you for the illustrated master class.
I took note: sand bag, round stone for sharpening hook knives, soft pads sanders...
A really talented beautiful work...
Thank's again Sensei carver!
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Joined: Nov 12, 2008
|Posted: 2010-09-07 12:00 pm  Permalink|
Grand Member (2 years)
Joined: Jul 31, 2008
From: Lost continent of west Florida-Parrish
|Posted: 2010-09-07 12:38 pm  Permalink|
thanks for all those progress shots.....i was showing my daughter how to hold the dremel this weekend and how not to hurt yourself...WHAM!!! cut my thumb open.....thats how not to do it i told her. she was impressed i hurt myself on purpose to show her.....yeah thats my storey...i did it on purpose ...yeah.
great work as usual benz....
Joined: Sep 27, 2004
From: So FL
|Posted: 2010-09-07 1:03 pm  Permalink|
I started on a piece of Redwood recently. Been using chisels so far and everything is working nicely. The wood seems a bit chippy (like pine) - is this normal? Also I have heard that Redwood is toxic if you breath it while sanding - is that true?
Joined: Jun 22, 2006
From: Aotearoa / NZ
|Posted: 2010-09-07 1:36 pm  Permalink|
Man, those hook knives scare the sh!+ outta me! No way am I ever gonna go near one of those. Lucky you had the super glue handy....
Digging the elegant curved lines on this one Ben - very stately. Beautiful grain in that wood too!
Grand Member (2 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2008
From: Palmdale, California
|Posted: 2010-09-07 1:44 pm  Permalink|
Impressive carve on the latest tiki dude, my goodness, drawing blood and all that...but while looking over the pics I noticed something - and this (for me) is WAY MORE IMPRESSIVE than your latest blood hungry member of the famous Benzart family;
My business card is seen prominently on your workbench!!?!! Surreal? HELLO!!
Of all the places my card could end-up - this has got to be one of the best. Now that's something for ME to celebrate.
Thanks for the latest post an' pics. Carve-on master Ben G
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: S. Chatham, MA
|Posted: 2010-09-07 5:24 pm  Permalink|
So many pictures, it almost looks like a video!
Love watchin' you make that magic benz.
The Redwood looks a little like the Palo Escrito.
Joined: Oct 12, 2009
|Posted: 2010-09-07 6:03 pm  Permalink|
He created man and on the 7th he rested .
Bad ass big ben you going to stain it?
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
From: Buckley, WA
|Posted: 2010-09-07 7:02 pm  Permalink|
Looks like a Masterpiece in the works. Wood looks like a mix of cedar and pine. Redwood A.
Grom Tiki Carver
Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2010-09-08 06:19 am  Permalink|
Great stuff again ole' master, your Moais are the simply the best.
|Tiki Joe's Pop|
Joined: Jun 01, 2006
|Posted: 2010-09-08 09:11 am  Permalink|
Have I told you lately that you're flippin amazing!
All the best, Benz~!
Joined: Sep 25, 2008
|Posted: 2010-09-08 10:40 am  Permalink|
Always excellent- to see a master at work! Great stuff sir! Can't wait to see the final product.
Joined: Oct 03, 2009
|Posted: 2010-09-16 09:08 am  Permalink|
you always pack so much personality into these. Looking forward to seeing this one finished.