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surf soul tiki
pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-08-02 5:34 pm   Permalink

A little progress on the surfin' tiki.

Pretty stoked on it.

I have never shaped a surfboard before, especially with a chainsaw, but surprisingly it came out OK. Made & used a few templates on this one since I'm pretty shitty at freehand drawing. Trying to improve my detail a bit on this one.

And there's my new chainsaw in the bottom pic. Definitely a step up, and Sears upgraded me for free when I went to switch out the old one...gave me a rebate form too, so I may actually get like ten or fifteen bucks back! Bonus!





 
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drasticwagon
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From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2009-08-02 6:57 pm   Permalink

nice job

 
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seasonzoe
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Posted: 2009-08-03 01:38 am   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy 2009-08-07 10:46 ]


 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-08-05 1:20 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys.

Just did a little work on the eyes & mouth.

Want to add some details, just not sure what right now. So I think this one is going to sit for a week or so while I figure it out.

In the meantime, I found a few interesting pieces of palm at the yard waste dump (some of which can be seen in the picture), so I'll probably start something new.





 
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PalmCityTiki
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From: Palm City, Florida ( no really)
Posted: 2009-08-05 5:44 pm   Permalink

Your own style is coming out and I like where you are taking it... great job and keep the style brewing

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2009-08-06 06:48 am   Permalink

Thanks bro, appreciate the kind words.

Funny, I lived in the Palm City / Stuart area back in 90/91. Was attending IRCC & living with my grandmother in Martin Downs. Man, I miss surfing "the rocks" on Hutchinson Island, one of my all-time favorite surf spots in Florida.

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nomolos
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Posted: 2009-08-07 12:16 am   Permalink

The last one you are working on is brilliant, love the nose and eyes ... and thanks for the advice you sent

Cheers


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2009-08-09 5:37 pm   Permalink

OK, so I wake up this morning & get some coffee. I spent all day yesterday on my friend's boat, and decided that I was going to stay home and get some things done today.

I do my normal Sunday morning deal, and drive out to the county yard waste site to hunt for tiki stock, scored a few nice sections, and when I get home...

....the surf tiki is pissed. Basically he was extremely dissatisfied with the board I made him. He questioned the amount of flotation, he said the rails were all wrong, and that without a fin he would surely spin out on the drop if he was lucky enough to actually catch one. He said some things that were very hurtful that I won't repeat here.

So, I sliced up a few blanks and decided to have a go at it.



I roughed out a longboard, used the planer to round out the rails, carved out a fin & popped it in, and had Dinky inspect the tail section. Al Merrick eat your heart out!!!



He jumped on and felt it out, and afterward gave it the "OK".



I carved out a little slot for the fin.



And everyone's happy.

But, I got this piece of wood at the yard waste site today, and it immediately jumped out as a having a perfect, forward pitched forehead. But WOW, it's cedar or cypress or something, and it's harder than a f***ing diamond!!!



It just about killed my new saw!!!



And that's my Sunday in a nutshell.

Hope you guys had some fun too.

.



 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-08-09 7:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-08-09 17:37, pjc5150 wrote:



Maybe for a future project, you should do something like this, where the board is a table, and the tiki is a lamp! That looks cool!

You might want to tighten up that chain, it should not be droooping at all, ya newb.


 
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Watango productions
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From: Melb,Australia.
Posted: 2009-08-09 10:32 pm   Permalink


Kool stuff,for a beginner it's look'n like your of to a
fly'n start.Cheers Watango


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2009-08-10 07:02 am   Permalink

"Maybe for a future project, you should do something like this, where the board is a table, and the tiki is a lamp! That looks cool!

You might want to tighten up that chain, it should not be droooping at all, ya newb. "


Thanks for the kind words guys.

I was kinda thinking about something similar with the table idea. Except my idea was to use the tiki as the table base, with the board on top of his head.

And yeah, when I cut that piece of cypress or cedar or whatever the hell it was, it seriously beat the crap out of my chain (it was like cutting a piece of concrete!). For a minute there I was a little worried about the chain actually breaking on me. Nothing like a trip to the emergency room to liven up a Sunday afternoon! I'll definitely be adjusting it before I use use it again.

Got some really neat little pieces of palm at the yard waste dump yesterday, so I have plenty of stuff to hack up this week.

Now if it would just cool off a bit. Man, August in Florida is no joke.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-08-10 07:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

He jumped on and felt it out, and afterward gave it the "OK".





Very cool idea. I'm liking this!



 
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Bali_Dan
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From: Lake Conroe Texas
Posted: 2009-08-10 08:43 am   Permalink

Your tikis are looking good, I really like the surfer tiki.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-08-12 10:29 am   Permalink

Your Surfer tiki is Cool and came out Really great, Nice work on the tiki And the Board. Now you gotta do a few more.
Than Chainsaw killer log looks like it may be Eucalyptus, Beautiful wood but Hard as nails.
If you just chop it into 3" thick rounds it makes great stepping stones!
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-08-12 1:17 pm   Permalink

Dan & Benz, thanks guys. Appreciate the compliments.

Here is my next little project: "the bigmouth"

I was sort of inspired by some of Palm City Tiki's words about "going deep", so I decided that I would try to go a little deeper on this one.





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