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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-08-12 5:56 pm   Permalink

Nice! Great carvins'. I was just gonna suggest going deep on the mouth, and there ya go doing just that. Go DEEP! Try some tongue action too!

 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-08-16 3:36 pm   Permalink

Well, I had a pretty productive weekend.

The bigmouth is just about done. Might do some detail stuff on it, not sure.

I actually bought some chisels and used them on some of the detail cuts around he nose, and to take off a bunch of excess around the facial features. I have to admit, it was much easier & less tedious than I had imagined.





Tropical Storm Claudette got it's start as Tropical Depression #4 last night right off our coast, so I woke up to my cellphone blowing up at 6am. Got some decent little glassy surf for a few hours with one of my buddys.



Got to ride my new 9"2 Stewart Hydro-hull. WAY stoked on this board.



Looks like the tropics have finally fired up, so we should finally be getting a decent, overhead, glassy tropical swell either in the Atlantic or Gulf by next weekend. It's been 6 months since I've seen an overhead wave, so I'm pretty jacked.

And yesterday I began resurrecting an old ghost from the past......my old Riviera. I've had this car a long time and it's time to make her pretty again.





Sorry about the O/T pics. Just had a really nice weekend and wanted to share.

Mahalo brothers & sisters!


 
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PutiTiki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2009
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Posted: 2009-08-16 3:52 pm   Permalink

Very cool work - you definitely went deep on this one, looks like about half way through the palm. I love the charred look, I don't have the ability to work with palm being in the northeast - does it burn easily? That car looks like it needs some work but don't short change the carving because you've hit a groove. Keep those tikis coming.

 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2009-08-16 7:54 pm   Permalink

Great looking tiki!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-08-17 04:52 am   Permalink

Sweet looking ride, one of my All time fav's. Keep us posted with the re-birth? Oh Yeah, Nice tiki too.
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-08-17 09:26 am   Permalink

Great pics. Cool car. Find any raccoons in there?


 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-08-19 07:23 am   Permalink

Raccoons no....



...dead squirrel yes.



Anyway, looks like (what could be) the best swell of the year is about to batter the east coast, courtesy of Hurricane Bill, so the tiki & car projects are on the back-burner for this weekend.

I'm so jacked about overhead, glassy waves I can barely contain myself.



 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2009-08-23 6:34 pm   Permalink

Hurricane Bill!!!

Best swell of the year!!!

Surfed 3 days straight and I'm completely exhausted. Good night everyone.

















 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-09-06 2:22 pm   Permalink

OK!

Just hammered out tiki #7.

This is my first "chisel only" tiki. Well, except for chain-sawing out the gaping hole that became the mouth.

Kinda stoked. Using only power tools before, I almost felt like I was cheating or something.

Anyway, not quite done, but getting there.




On a side note, drove over to St Pete today chasing craigslist deals, and scored this kick ass late 50's Rollfast bike (for only 30 bones!), and this ridiculously awesome piece of palm that was BEGGING to be a tiki.

It's been a productive weekend.




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Watango productions
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Joined: Mar 20, 2008
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From: Melb,Australia.
Posted: 2009-09-06 3:23 pm   Permalink


Nice work with the chisels,look,n good.Rad score on the pushy and the Buick look's
like it will come up a treat with a little tlc.Cheers Watango


 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2009-09-07 05:22 am   Permalink

Great tiki!!

 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-09-07 08:35 am   Permalink

Thanks guys.

I'm really stoked on that raw piece above next to the old bike. I have a good friend that's an avid spearfisherman & all-around water-man (in fact, we just had some freshly speared snapper at his place last night), the dude has done me right at every turn, and he wants a tiki. So yesterday I got inspired to do a spear-fisherman tiki. It'll be holding a bamboo spear, and I'll carve a fish out of something and impale it upon the spear. I'm stoked about this one on many levels, but also because I think that the theme is consistent with polynesian / pacific island culture.

I also met a really cool guy through one of my surfing bros who makes tikis, and he was in need of some new tiki stock, so this morning I took him to my secret spot.

Muahahahahahaha!!!!!



We had to go all Dukes of Hazzard to drag this one out through the mud and brush piles, but Scott scored the big-ass bohemoth on the bottom right of the 1st pic (I swear it must weight 300lbs). The back of my 4 runner was seriously dragging ass. Thank God for 4 wheel drive!

Either way, he was WAY stoked to get this one out of there, and I'm way stoked for him. Go Scott!!!!



It's already been a productive day and I haven't even picked up a chisel yet!

I think I'm gonna crack open a cold one and head out to the back yard. It's going to be a good day.




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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-09-07 12:14 pm   Permalink

Man. Between fishing all day Saturday, hackin' out some tikis for the last 2 days, and hoisting the heaviest piece yet into my truck earlier today, I am beat.

Here's the progress on the spear-fisher. Check the pecs!!! He's been working out.

This is the same piece of palm next to the 50's bike above.

As you can see, the body is pretty much a rough chainsaw cut. Note the ultra-realistic temporary cardboard fish on the spear. You know you thought it was real. Don't lie.





My boy Mike will be stoked. So I think I'll go over to his house and drink all of his beer!

Mahalo brothers & sisters!!!



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CarvenImage
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Joined: Feb 17, 2008
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From: Tampa, Florida
Posted: 2009-09-07 5:38 pm   Permalink

Hey Bro! Great to meet you today! I'm really stoked about the monster canvas... I wonder if anyone reading this thread knows how date palm cures. I am not sure it is date, but I kinda think so. In any case, it is bigger than it looks in the picture and I can't wait to get carving on it! I've been SO slack in my carving. Hopefully having someone else around who is actively into it will help me get back on the Path. Tomorrow or next week I'll bring over one of those raw hide mallets so you can see the difference. I broke way too many knuckles with the rubber mallets which would have been OK but the precision and cuts are better with raw hide mallets too.

Much Mahalo to all!
-Scott
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-09-08 04:13 am   Permalink

That old palm log cleaned up pretty good for your fishing tiki, I would have thought it was rotted all the way through. Nice "secret" stash of logs you have there. That log being sat on is a monster, rare to see them that big around.
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