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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-21 05:09 am   Permalink

Back onto the tiki - slight progress. Wouldn't mind a pyrography kit to do more detail.







 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-21 05:15 am   Permalink

I sanded the back of it a bit and noticed the wood has an interesting grain pattern.

I'm not sure what type of wood it is as I found it at the side of the road, cut up after it had been knocked over in a storm



 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2010-07-21 09:31 am   Permalink

That's really a beautiful piece of wood. Nice score!



 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2010-07-21 4:34 pm   Permalink

Welcome back. Nice work on this guy he looks mystic and old. (very cool)


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tikigodz
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Posted: 2010-07-21 4:42 pm   Permalink

LOve the pose... If I saw that guy in the corner of a dark room....

 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-22 06:22 am   Permalink

Thanks for the comments

Regarding the pose, for some reason after I carved him he reminded me of an incan mummy I had seen somewhere. I couldn't remember where exactly I had seen it, I did a search and found the mummy.





 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-25 05:21 am   Permalink

Update on tiki, more detail added plus sanding





 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-25 05:22 am   Permalink









 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2010-07-26 7:20 pm   Permalink

Nice, I think he will make a great watchman.

 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-27 01:00 am   Permalink

Thanks seeksurf

I carved more detail into the skull, then torched it.

THe tiki went pretty black and required much sanding. I will need to redo some of detail lines around the eyes and forehead





 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-27 05:55 am   Permalink



 
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Grand Poobah
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Posted: 2010-07-27 06:43 am   Permalink

Cool looking design. The grain looks great, but I am a grain guy.

 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-29 10:18 pm   Permalink

DArkened the lines with black acrylic paint, now ready to varnish? I think.



 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-07-29 11:41 pm   Permalink



 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-08-09 07:24 am   Permalink

Started on new project of hollowing out a log. This log is very dense and really tough, I found chisels and my useless chainsaw totally inadequate so used an old wood auger brace drill to make a few holes.

So now what? Good question.

I knew the carbide bits for my die grinder would do no good much too slow so I needed another idea.

I found a router bit and used my bench grinder to make it fit my die grinder and it is going through the wood at a good rate. After an hour I was about a third of the way through the log.


 
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