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Hellbilly1932's small body of work * big moai finished - 03/04/2011
hellbilly1932
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Posted: 2010-02-18 11:30 am   Permalink

I know its not much after one year but I wanted to go ahead and start a post.

So about a year ago last Feb I decided I wanted to try my hand at tiki carving. I emailed my friend Billy the Crud and asked him how I should go about it. He told me I was in luck as there was a chop planned for that very weekend.

Here I am cleaning that first log with a draw knife while Billy uses a planner


After that first day I had this


And after a few more days at home it looked like this




then some stain and varnish




I was pleased with how #1 came out so I started a second and tried for a full body


I finished him out like this






Then came #3




Now all done just needs a little more sanding and stain





Just got some 5' logs from Billy so now its time to dive in and get to work on another. Not a lot of work in the course of a year but I have a lot going on at times so time is scarce. I'm hooked so expect to see more from me shortly.

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GROG
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Posted: 2010-02-18 11:37 am   Permalink

Great start! Keep it up.

 
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2010-02-18 1:41 pm   Permalink

Great stuff, really dig #1. Great job for a first carve.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-02-18 2:46 pm   Permalink

Excellent tikis hellbilly, you ever carved Anything before, it looks like it. Great detail and great finishes. More, we need More.

 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2010-02-18 2:59 pm   Permalink

WOW! What a great start. Great depth and nice style. Keep'um coming.

 
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hellbilly1932
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Posted: 2010-02-18 3:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks to all for the kind words and encouragement.

and as far as previous carving goes...

I did this back in '99




With a stanley utility knife. That's about it.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-02-18 5:44 pm   Permalink

Ahh Haa, I Knew you had previous Experience!!
So lets see now, that was 1999 and we just finished 2009 so you have been carving for 10 years?


 
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eric 21
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Posted: 2010-02-19 07:58 am   Permalink

Juli sculpture, tres kustom, attractive coffee(café) to racer!!!!! lol

 
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2010-02-19 08:08 am   Permalink

Must be the Sailor Jerry's

 
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tikithomas08
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Posted: 2010-02-19 08:14 am   Permalink

finally man! welcome to TC. bitchin' tikis so far dood, now make more!!

 
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hellbilly1932
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Posted: 2010-02-19 08:45 am   Permalink

just finishing up the varnish on number three, then I will start on one of the 5' logs I just got.

Thanks for the kind words Thomas I totally dig your stuff so it means a lot. How about a update on your thread?


 
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hellbilly1932
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Posted: 2010-08-02 7:46 pm   Permalink

Here's #3 all done








And #4 is ready for varnish, My first attempt at a Moai








And this is the start of #5





Starting with #3 the new guys are for sale. #1 and #2 I will keep but the other guys have to start finding new homes so I have room to carve more. I hope to be able to setup and carve at Oasis this year but I not sure who to contact about that just yet.
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Billy the Crud
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Posted: 2010-08-03 09:20 am   Permalink

You took to this like a duck to water, Randy. Always impressed with your start and progression.
Thanks again for the supplies and things. We'll see you and the woman when I get back from AZ. Once again, Aloha from hell!
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hellbilly1932
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Posted: 2010-08-03 1:02 pm   Permalink

thanks Billy, Glad I could help.

It was watching you carve that got me interested in all this so thank you for everything.

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hellbilly1932
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Posted: 2010-08-20 09:34 am   Permalink

#4 all done.





#2 looks surprised to see him there

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