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Caddy Daddy's Carvings
CaddyDaddy
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Joined: May 06, 2009
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Posted: 2009-05-24 4:32 pm   Permalink

I am a noob to carving but have always had a passion for Polynesian carvings/culture. Here is my first attempt to putting a chisel and sander to a palm trunk. Before I get into statues I wanted to construct an elevated dog food station for my dog Tiki. I am so HOOKED on carving. It was hard to put down the tools and quit at times. Decided to make the font stand out and stain the letters. I am considering coating it with a varnish or resin of some sort. I need to do more research.




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Queen Kamehameha
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Posted: 2009-05-24 4:43 pm   Permalink

wow, great idea! what a great way to start carving


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TikiMango
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Posted: 2009-05-24 6:44 pm   Permalink

Nice font choice, and lucky dog. Thanks for sharing.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-05-25 04:57 am   Permalink

Yes, Excellent first carve and I can see you are Hooked already, bitten by the carving bug, you might as well clear out your garage and fill it with all the tools and wood you can't afford and stop everything else to pursue this Wild Passion which will dominate you forever. Serious!
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BUFFBAD
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From: Boca Raton, FLA
Posted: 2009-05-25 05:34 am   Permalink

I am inspired. Gonna make one for my cat. Very Cool. BUFFBAD

 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2009-05-25 2:13 pm   Permalink

You may want to add an extra coat of poly if the one dish is a water dish. Anything like my dogs there is as mush water in the dish as there is on the floor. Nice carve.
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-05-25 9:08 pm   Permalink

Welcome on board for you and your dog! Nice début carving.

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CaddyDaddy
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Posted: 2009-05-27 7:43 pm   Permalink

So happy about the results. Thanks for all the kind responses. My dog is enjoying the new food station.




 
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TikiMango
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Posted: 2009-05-27 7:45 pm   Permalink

So what keeps it from rolling around and dumping everything on the floor? Did you cut a flat spot on the wood, or does it have little hidden feet?

 
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tikisbytyler
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From: Neptune Beach, Florida
Posted: 2009-05-27 7:58 pm   Permalink

Lucky Dog!!!
I wish I had a dog to carve one for, now.
How did you get the bowls so perfectly shaped?
Is that just chiseled by eye?
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CaddyDaddy
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Posted: 2009-05-27 7:58 pm   Permalink

I planed out the bottom to make a flat spot. When he gets bigger I am going to fabricate a bamboo leg support to raise it higher.

 
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CaddyDaddy
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Posted: 2009-05-27 8:01 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-05-27 19:58, tikisbytyler wrote:
Lucky Dog!!!
I wish I had a dog to carve one for, now.
How did you get the bowls so perfectly shaped?
Is that just chiseled by eye?




Thanks! Yes, Tiki is very spoiled.
I chiseled out a measured diameter and then used a dremel tool to sand down the high spots until the bowls dropped in cleanly.


 
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CaddyDaddy
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Posted: 2012-06-05 5:46 pm   Permalink

Finally got started on my first statue. I learned as I went along finding some tools work better than others. I still have not found the right tool to get into tight corners to sand/finish. I mostly used a 4 1/2" angle grinder for detail work and I am pretty happy with the results.





 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-06-05 8:23 pm   Permalink

Lookin good
Don't go 3 yrs between posts next time
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