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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-07-01 08:25 am   Permalink

I made these with a planer, a die grinder, and a small hand-sander, out of (what I believe) is sable palm.

Made a few "bar masks" too for myself and a few friends, out of some other palm that was too stringy to carve, so I just carved up the outer bark & what-not.

Definitely not on par with what some of the pieces I've seen posted around here, but I made 'em and I'm stoked.

Number #1



Number #2



and a few masks:






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tikisbytyler
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Joined: Sep 16, 2008
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From: Neptune Beach, Florida
Posted: 2009-07-01 08:42 am   Permalink

And you should be stoked!
Looks like the beginnings of some solid design.
You are working with what you have, pretty soon you'll have a truckload of tools and your eyes on every street corner around yard trash day in your neighborhood trying to feed your new addiction.

Good luck & keep posting!
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drgoat456
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From: Tucson
Posted: 2009-07-01 10:17 am   Permalink

Pjc,
Hey, these look great. Nice, strong lines & great look. You're in the right place.


 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-07-01 4:22 pm   Permalink

Welcome! Really Good 1st tikis. Well thought out and execution.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-07-01 6:23 pm   Permalink

Yes, Excellent stuff for being your first ones, Especially with your limited tools. I'm sure with time and more logs your progress will continue to get better.
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2009-07-01 9:03 pm   Permalink

I like them! Very clean and to the point. Great start.

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2009-07-02 06:23 am   Permalink

Thanks guys.

I'm purchasing my first chainsaw this evening. Looking forward to using it.



 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2009-07-02 08:39 am   Permalink



 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-07-05 1:44 pm   Permalink

My first attempt at a Marquesian.

This is the first one I've done with my new chainsaw. Pretty stoked on this one.







 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-07-05 2:36 pm   Permalink

That's a great one!

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-07-05 7:50 pm   Permalink

looks good!
How do like using the chainsaw?


 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-07-05 8:00 pm   Permalink

that's great. so all chainsaw and no chisels at all? good work

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pjc5150
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Posted: 2009-07-06 07:06 am   Permalink

Yeah, I'm definitely diggin' the chainsaw. And I actually got the inspiration for this one from one of the ones I saw in your thread!

But I can also see where the carving bars are probably the way to go. It's a bit difficult to control enough for precision cuts, but I'm sure a little more practice and experience will help with that. But it looks like a carving bar is my next purchase. Either way, at $65 bucks out the door with an exchange warranty and a bottle of chain lube, I'm feeling pretty good about my purchase.

As far as chisels and carving tools, yeah, I don't have any of those yet, and don't really know about how to use them. I'm going to try to master this chainsaw deal first, and my next step will be to learn how to use some of the more traditional, non-power type tools.

For right now, it's pretty much de-bark with the planer, rough cut with the chainsaw, detail cut with the die grinder, burn it with a torch, and sand the parts I didn't want burned.

I've sold 4 of my little bar masks to some people, and at this point they have actually paid for half of the tiki tools I've purchased (including the new chainsaw), so I'm pretty happy about that.


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-07-06 12:29 pm   Permalink

Already selling stuff?! Wow, awesome!

 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-07-28 5:44 pm   Permalink

So, I'm working on this one. Rough cut the body & head, no face yet, and this one is going to have a surfboard standing behind him, which was inspired by a keychain I bought at the longboard house when I was getting a fin for my new surfboard.

I'd like the surfboard to stand out a bit and be a different color, so what kind of stain or whatever do you guys recommend? I cut it from a sabal palm (I think).

Oh, by the way....looks like my cheap-o craftsman electric chainsaw officially gave up the ghost about an hour ago. It lasted a whole month. Glad I paid extra for the exchange warranty!

But I'm stoked about this new tiki. My first that isn't just a head, this one has actual hands & feet. Hopefully I get the surfboard outline right. Think I'd better make some sort of template or something so it's somewhat symmetrical.








 
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