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First Carving...EVER!
Tiki Tack
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Joined: Jun 12, 2009
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Posted: 2009-09-01 8:34 pm   Permalink

Okay.... not sure how I got caught up in this whole tiki thing, but I'm definately hooked! Trying my hand at carving one after being inspired by you all. Not as easy as I hoped...lol Okay, so this little guy has been carved with the only tool I have on hand...an x-acto...lol
Will keep you all updated on his progress.

Oh and, by the way...Symetry is my new nemesis!



 
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nomolos
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Joined: Jul 30, 2009
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Posted: 2009-09-01 11:43 pm   Permalink

Great start - keep us updated

 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-09-02 06:12 am   Permalink

Pretty impressive for an X-acto blade. I think I carved my first little tikis with a $5 set of "wood carving knives" from an art store. What a terrible experience. You seem to have the eye for it; do yourself a favor and get some better quality tools. Your brain will thank you for it.
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-09-02 06:14 am   Permalink

Very nicely done! Some sanding will clean him up real nice. How tall is he?


 
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Tiki Tack
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Posted: 2009-09-02 07:52 am   Permalink

Thanks...words of encouragement go a loooong way. He's a whopping 5"...lol I was looking around at some carving tools...they are expensiiiive. The cheapest I found around my area was a five tool set at Home Depot for $40. I think I'll hit a few more places and maybe online...if the shipping won't kill it. Did I mention how much I love this site! So much information, inspiration, and tips.

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-09-02 08:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-09-02 07:52, Tiki Tack wrote:
Thanks...words of encouragement go a loooong way. He's a whopping 5"...lol I was looking around at some carving tools...they are expensiiiive. The cheapest I found around my area was a five tool set at Home Depot for $40. I think I'll hit a few more places and maybe online...if the shipping won't kill it. Did I mention how much I love this site! So much information, inspiration, and tips.



Yep, tools can be expensive. Well actually, they are expensive. If you are going to carve just small ones for now you can probably keep using xacto knives. Just get some different shaped blades. I have seen gouges for xacto. A dremel with a burr and some sanding drums would come in real handy for you as well.


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-09-02 7:44 pm   Permalink

Welcome Great start! and knife only wow.

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-09-02 9:34 pm   Permalink

Good debut carving here! Welcome on board.
With us it is often said: "There are no bad tools, only ill workers". In a way this is evidenced by this tiki...

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Tiki Tack
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Posted: 2009-09-03 07:55 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone... I think I'm going to try out the Dremel. Will look into x-acto's with different blades though. Gonna try a few small ones out before I try anything bigger. But I'm excited to get into something more substantial.
Oh, I did use a drill to put a hole through for his mouth... so it's almost all x-acto...99.5% lol.


 
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Tiki Tack
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Joined: Jun 12, 2009
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Posted: 2010-03-17 07:46 am   Permalink

Aloha everyone....been awhile.. life always seems to get in the way of doing all the fun stuff. Anyway, the little wood tiki is finished but I ruined it with trying to stain it. I'll take a pic and post it. Maybe one of you will have a suggestion or two on how I can remedy the poor fellow.

On another note... posting a few pics of a couple other tikis in cast stone. I have them in a range of colors but I only have pics of the blue guys.. will post the others soon too though I think.






 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-03-17 07:59 am   Permalink

Your "Blue" guys are pretty cool, can't wait to see the others!

 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2010-03-17 10:38 am   Permalink

Those guys are great! Very nice for just an x-acto blade. You'll have to post a pic of the stained problem. Anyway, Welcome to TC. Can't wait to see the rest.
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-03-17 10:58 am   Permalink

you want to get kit #KB3 here:

http://www.mountainwoodcarvers.com/warren.htm

or from another site or if you can find it locally.


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Badd Tiki
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Joined: Aug 28, 2008
Posts: 370
Posted: 2010-03-17 11:33 am   Permalink

Those are great, really like them.

Thanks for that link PDrake, that travel kit looks perfect.


 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-03-17 11:50 am   Permalink

Love the "blue tiki group." A lot better than my first carving, that's
for sure.


 
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