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Finns 1st shot at carving
Tiki-Finn
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Joined: Jan 15, 2009
Posts: 10
From: Finland
Posted: 2009-08-31 04:50 am   Permalink

Well, not really first, but first thats bigger than a bottle of coke

Not really sure where its going, but well see...:


 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Palmdale, California
Posted: 2009-08-31 08:43 am   Permalink

Tortured and agonized...I LOVE IT! This is a very cool 1st(larger than a coke bottle)effort.

Thanks for posting. Looking forward to seeing the 'finished' piece. Cheers! from California


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-08-31 2:08 pm   Permalink

Great first try. You have something really cool going on there.


 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-08-31 8:56 pm   Permalink

Finland! Country of Kaurismaki and Paasilinna! I would like to visit this country ... but too cold for my wife!
Otherwise your carving is so good, can't wait to see him finished! I'm also interested to see the "coke bottle" tiki.
What's the kind of wood used it?

J.


 
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Tiki-Finn
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From: Finland
Posted: 2009-08-31 11:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words guys!

This one is pine. Its not the nicest material to work with, but i just happened to have a piece lying around.


 
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builtiki
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Joined: Aug 31, 2009
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From: Silver Lake, CA
Posted: 2009-09-01 10:15 am   Permalink

your work is almost spiritual...like the souls of the dead come back to earth

 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-09-02 8:05 pm   Permalink

More magic going on there than my first carvings.

 
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Tiki-Finn
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Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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From: Finland
Posted: 2009-10-19 11:02 am   Permalink

*chases away the crickets*

Hey peeps.... Been away for a million years, but today i finally got to do some carving again.

Heres a couple of fotos to illustrate the progress:



Hope to finish the rough work soon.


 
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BIG tiki scott
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2009-10-19 6:04 pm   Permalink

tiki finn! thats a sweet tiki and waay bigger than a coke bottle!! lol! lookin real good! cant wait to see him all finished up! cheerz!

 
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CK
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Posted: 2009-10-19 6:12 pm   Permalink

Wow! Really coming along!

 
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Tiki-Finn
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Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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From: Finland
Posted: 2009-10-28 01:44 am   Permalink

Some sanding done..... I almost forgot how much i hate dust since we moved in to our new house....

Other news, i got myself a nifty lil tool for my angle grinder. Kwiktool Woodcarver. As you might have figured out its a blade for carving wood. Very effective and also veeery dangerous. Havent managed to cut off any limbs yet, but ill keep you posted.

Heres a photo of the progress (not much notable change since last time):



 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-10-28 07:51 am   Permalink

Tiki-Finn, Looking Great for tiki # One! Keep plugging away and be VERY Careful with that tool, Make Sure you keep that guard on the unit and at the recommended place as that is Very Critical.
Also if you would like to gain control of that bear of a tool, get a Good "Router Speed Control", not the China Cheapie for this as it does not give you full torque and Will lead to early failure of your grinder. There is one which comes in an extruded aluminum casing

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Tiki-Finn
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Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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From: Finland
Posted: 2009-10-28 08:25 am   Permalink

Thanks for the tip! Ill be sure to look into it.

I hope to get this one all sanded and stained this week. Well see how it goes.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2009-10-28 2:09 pm   Permalink

I really like that upper lip. I don't think I've seen one like that before. Your log has a great deal of character and I look forward to seeing it with the stain.

 
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The Lounge Tiki
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Joined: May 10, 2009
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From: Chiwai'i (Chicago)
Posted: 2009-10-28 8:58 pm   Permalink

Very nice work. I must applaud if you got it this nice on your first try. I tired going for Coke bottle size to somehting of that size and only mucked it up. What sort of tools have you been using?
I can't wait to see the finished version. Keep up the great work!

-LT


 
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