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seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-09-08 9:39 pm   Permalink

Welcome! fine looking first tikis your a natural.

 
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Kino
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From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 2009-09-11 11:17 am   Permalink

Aloha All,
Its been a while and I finally got some time to test out some new ( to me )
techniques.

Basically, I took an older TIKI I had and added a little more detail and put a headress on him. I call him Winker.
When I was originally carving him I messed up one of his eyes , so I just let him talk to me and this is what he said.
I know the symetry is poor and there are a lot of mistakes on him.
This is because I was testing out some different things.
I learned that when you dont have a smooth surface to stain, it doesnt work to well.
Speaking of stain, Winker is real dark cuz I just used some stain I had sitting in my shop. I did buy some other colors and will be experimenting more.

Any way here are the before and after pictures.
Enjoy



Here he is before the remodel. Originally I did no sketching on the log,
just freehanding it.




here is the remodeled Winker












The logo on the back is my signature (initials)
I will be creating a new and smaller signature in the future.
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Kino
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Posted: 2009-09-15 07:08 am   Permalink

sanding=nofun

 
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TikiMango
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Posted: 2009-09-15 08:05 am   Permalink

Sanding is your friend... along with stain. Keep 'em coming!

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-09-15 1:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-09-15 07:08, Kino wrote:
sanding=nofun



LOL, I second that! Good job.


 
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Kino
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From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 2009-09-17 12:03 am   Permalink

[quote]
[i]On 2009-09-15 08:05, TikiMango wrote:[/i]
Sanding is your friend... along with stain. Keep 'em coming!
[/quote]

I'm trying to find the time to get started.
When I do, I'll be hard to stop.


Thanks BigT, but I have a lot of room for improvement compared to
you guys here on TC. I keep browsing at all the great work here and
cant wait to get chopping again.







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Kino
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Posted: 2009-09-25 07:52 am   Permalink

I'm back.
Here is another piece I did last year and just stained him
this week. He is so dry that the teak oil just soaks right in.
I am still experimenting with my finishes before I start a new carve.
Not to mention waiting for the temps to cool down.
I pretty sure I'll have better results if I stain and seal right after I'm
done with carving , instead of waiting a year, ha,ha.
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- last year, fresh after carving

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--before stain

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-taken this week after some stain
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- flash went off for this pic, somehow it shows the colors better



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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-09-26 05:57 am   Permalink

Kino, Every tiki looks Better and better, Keep up the progress. I wish my first few were as good as yours but I had to do MANY to get half that good!. Just keep carving and posting, thats how you learn.

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Kino
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From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 2009-09-27 4:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks Ben, and everyone for da kind words.

Those first ones ( about 15 or so total ) I just look at the log and get a vision
for what is there and then freehand carve with an arbor tech carbide bit. I would be in such a hurry to finish, I got to the point where I could turn one out in about 6-8 hrs total.(but I had poor detail work and no finish)
Only using the arbor tech my detail was 1 dimensional.
After looking aroung here for a while, I have dedicated myself to better quality stuff by :
learning more techniques,
being patient,
planning things out better,
adding tools to my arsenal,
and sanding(ugh) and & finishing.



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Kino
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Posted: 2009-09-27 5:41 pm   Permalink

I set up a shade area so I could start something.
It's not much , but it's all mine.
Jeez, its still hot here !
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This weekend I prepped a log and got a layout on it.
I have to squeeze in time here and there with my 6 yr old.
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TikiMango
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Posted: 2009-09-28 04:17 am   Permalink

Put your 6yr old to work on that tiki! I've let my 6yr son use a chisel and mallet on the non-critical areas of a tiki, help strip-off the bark, and even let him decide on some design elements. We both ended up having a great time. Just remember that your child is 6, so the attention span, strength, etc won't be there, but it is definitely one way to spend some quality time with your tiki... I mean your child.
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Kino
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From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 2009-10-09 9:40 pm   Permalink

So here's my progress report.
Even bought myself a REAL chisel, its slower than my power tools but I
am impressed with what I can do.
I hope Santa brings me a whole set !!


getting going on the face was easy cuz I have done those before



Roughing out the body was a bit slow. I didnt want to mess anything up.
The legs really through me off and I had to stare at them alot. lol
Once I dug into the legs, I thought 'OH NO, I screwed up the feet'




Then I knew I had to go buy something....
Came home with a Flex-cut, one size fits all.





Prest-o ! Change-o !
Feet that Barney Rubble would be proud of.




There's a couple things I could have done better during the rough cut,
but I'm still learning. Those mistakes are forcing me to create 'fine-tuning-fixes'.
This guy is my learning curve and I bit off quite a lot.
I sure wish I could make it to SD for a chop, it sounds like there is a wealth of
knowledge and help at those. Until them I'm stuck at the school of hard knocks (and chips).
Thanks for looking.



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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2009-10-10 06:03 am   Permalink

Nice work on this one so far Kino, I think he's gonna be
your best one! Shows a nice progression from the earlier posts,
which were fun and fine too


 
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BIG tiki scott
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Posted: 2009-10-10 6:41 pm   Permalink



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BIG tiki scott
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Posted: 2009-10-10 6:44 pm   Permalink

oops! hes realy lookinsweet man! your growin by leaps and bounds!!!

 
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