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My carving
amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
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Posted: 2013-10-11 06:36 am   Permalink

Well, maybe I'm not almost finished with it after all. Carvings this small are not meant to be viewed under a macro lens and the close ups really looked like crap. Really hard to get into all the cracks for sanding. The corners are half lap joints that I created with a dado then glued and screwed. The back is completely flat and the art work will just screw onto the back. It is a mosaic so there will not be any glass. When I was approached about this project, I had trouble visualizing how it would go together until I actually saw the piece in person.







 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2013-10-11 06:44 am   Permalink

Most excellent!!! I fell bad for whatever is going inside it. The frame is going to demand a lot of attention.

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-10-11 07:26 am   Permalink

I agree with AlohaStation. I like how it looks and I don't think those primitive shapes were meant to look perfect.

 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2013-10-14 07:49 am   Permalink

The frame is very good amate and I agree with Aloha- Maybe a mirror?

 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-10-19 3:20 pm   Permalink

Well guys, I had quite an internal debate about the overkill aspect of making that frame too conspicuous and stealing attention from the mosaic. This will be going into a collection along side of pieces by many of the well known carvers so I wanted the quality of the carve to justify the space. In the end, I decided to go for broke.



Moai is coming along



My next dilemma was to name this gal. When considering a name for a buxom red-head with big hair, I suppose the natural choice, considering the nature of this site, would be to call her Ginger (as in Ginger Grant). However, this lady is just not the evening gown type so I’m calling her Peggy.





So here they are: Al and Peg Baramundi. Al is made of Cypress and Peggy is Sycamore so I suppose this could be considered a mixed marriage.




 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2013-10-19 5:10 pm   Permalink

Whoa, I think the frame is a perfect match for that mosaic!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3748
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-10-19 8:40 pm   Permalink

Sweet freekin page...


Jon


 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1068
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2013-10-27 10:05 am   Permalink

MAHALO Amate for for carving the beautiful frame to go with the mosaic I completed after finding it partially completed at a local vintage store!!!

I absolutely LOVE it!!!

Here are a few pictures that I posted over here in this thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=3106&forum=5&start=60

It looks amazing, whether close-up or far away & the style of the carving is the perfect style for exactly what was needed.

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

MAHALO, AMATE!!!!!!!!!










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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-10-28 04:59 am   Permalink

WOW!
That frame is AWESOME!
Great, great job! it is perfect for the mosaic.
Don't ever see those with frames.

Great idea, great execution!

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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2013-10-29 2:16 pm   Permalink

A beautiful, unique combination piece of art!

 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-11-01 04:54 am   Permalink

Caroline,Skip, Cy - yeah, it turned out OK . Thanks guys.
I completed another little 8 incher…only, this one is carrying a bat. I lost interest in him after I cracked his legs. You can see the dowels in the back of his legs from where I pegged him. I was considering a couple of names with obscure references but I think I’m just going to call him Batman.







started another small boogie man.





 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 539
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2013-11-01 05:01 am   Permalink

WOW,
You're gonna corner the market on these guys.
You could start a trend.
Where's the line to get one.


 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1245
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2013-11-01 10:39 am   Permalink

Batman!

Nice.


 
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1295
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2013-11-02 12:10 pm   Permalink

Awesome work as always amate!I love that frame

 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 881
Posted: 2013-11-05 04:24 am   Permalink

4WD,H10- I somehow missed acknowledging your replies previously so thanks for looking in.

Will,Not much of a market here in TX. There’s only a small community of Tiki people. I’m selling a few to repeat customers and some folk art things on craigslist etc. Just about enough to replenish my sandpaper, stain and other consumables.

Roy, I took the easy way out choosing a name . My original plan for this guy was to have interchangeable weapons systems for him. Lance, dagger, boomerang etc. I got as far as making an alternate model club. Here he is pictured with the“GROGzilla”.



Thank you Clarita- That frame took a lot more patience, focus and time than normal. I’m about 80% satisfied with that frame and that’s pretty high for me. Thanks again.

Made a little more progress on this little fellow but he’s looking more troll than tiki.



I did not carve this fish but I really like it……This yard is about half a mile up the hill from me.



This is the fish I’m working on. It’s just a fraction the size of that shark. I’m considering making it a gafftop just to keep it saltwater. either way it will be some kind of catfish.





 
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