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My carving
amate
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Posted: 2014-04-12 05:24 am   Permalink

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On 2014-04-10 04:48, Will carve wrote:
looks like you wrote the book.



I didn’t even read the book Will …not all of it anyway. And the illustrations were not that helpful either.
What I “imagined “to be in the book was more of an inspiration more so than the content.

I was not very successful in my attempt to salvage this spirit figure. He still looks like a muppet so I’m just going to call him “Henson” and move on. Another shorty at 11 inches.









 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-04-22 7:48 pm   Permalink

Dig all these lil dudes......

 
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amate
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Posted: 2014-05-02 06:21 am   Permalink

Thanks H10

I tried using a torch on this but lack good technique so he's a bit scorched in spots. 11 inches tall.







The Whale
I wasn’t happy with the way the finish turned out so I just painted him.
This carving can go either of two ways. The first version is for any Melville fans.

“There she breaches! There she breaches!” was the cry…
“Aye, breach your last to the sun, Moby Dick!” - Ahab



The curve on this log suggested it wanted to become a whale. I managed to find a tiki connection but I still consider it folk art…Following is an excerpt from the book THE NATURAL WORLD OF THE MAORI by Margaret Orbell
“Sometimes a special whale would be a guardian spirit. Several of the ancestral canoes were escorted on their voyage from Hawaiki by such whales, and one famous ancestor named Paikea arrived on the back of a whale….. There are many family groups with their own guardian whale. For example, a white whale with a taniko bands around its middle was the ancestral guardian of a family group living on the Coromandel Peninsula; when they glimpsed it in the distance while they were out fishing, they knew it was watching over them”.

The leviathan is 20 inches. I knocked out this little 9 inch Paikea carving just to be safe and tie the whale to the tiki theme.



While on the subject of fish, all of the fins are installed on the Gaff top. I tried some of the TransTint dye but I’ll probably end up painting it as well. I will add the barbels after I mount it on a piece of driftwood. I hope to actually finish this project some day but don’t hold your breath…




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hiltiki
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Posted: 2014-05-02 07:42 am   Permalink

Well, my morning is complete with all these great pictures and artwork. Time to go to work. Thanks Amate.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-05-02 08:44 am   Permalink

I just love your work. Do you have a shop somewhere like Etsy that I can refer people to?

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2014-05-03 08:06 am   Permalink

I like the flying fish bro...

very cool.



 
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amate
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Posted: 2014-05-04 02:59 am   Permalink

I'm glad you enjoy the work Hilda. If I bring a smile to someones face,it was worth making the effort.
I'm still trying to get it together on that Etsy thing Charles. I would like to have everything I'm interested in come together in one site but there is no simple solution for me. I hate to add to my list of usernames and passwords to remember but multiple sites my be my only option. I'll probably get around to it right after I finish that Gaff Top catfish I'm not real big on the technology stuff.
until then, I'll try to figure out how to update my profile with my email address. I don't always log in so I'm sometimes slow to respond to PMs.
Thanks for looking in Jeff. Always appreciate the comments.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2014-05-04 10:18 am   Permalink

Stuff looks good. Although, GROG think this guy was supposed to be carved more like THIS:



Then you could have called him Johnson, rather than Henson.

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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-05-04 10:35 am   Permalink

That would explain that guy's huge grin. He's sporting quite the woody.

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2014-05-04 11:12 am   Permalink

That's really funny, because he's carved out of wood!

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-05-04 11:27 am   Permalink



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GROG
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Posted: 2014-05-04 12:03 pm   Permalink

YER should be spelled YOU'RE.

-------The Spelling Police.


 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2014-05-04 12:07 pm   Permalink

All your work is awesome amate, the pics are great too
and I love the fact that you listen to what the wood wants to become,
and work a lot from there, not to just make what you want, but hearing
and respecting the wishes of the material you are working "for"
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-05-04 12:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-04 12:03, GROG wrote:
YER should be spelled YOU'RE.

-------The Spelling Police.




Better?

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congatiki
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Posted: 2014-05-06 08:25 am   Permalink

Always good stuff Amate---nice to see you digging some fish out of the wood.


 
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