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Shirtman's third Tiki is done! Sept 30.
SDshirtman
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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
Posts: 71
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-02-25 11:01 pm   Permalink

Its been a while since I posted any new work. Been super busy but I managed to start a new one last week. I bought 4 new gouges. What a difference good tools make.

Anyways here's my progress thus far.




Where he stands tonight.


Here is some eye candy from San Diego.
It almost looks fake. I feel privileged to have witnessed it.


i'll post more pics as I progress.




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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-02-26 7:57 pm   Permalink

More pix pls!

 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2010-02-26 10:34 pm   Permalink

After seeing your last two... I have a feeling I'm going to love this guy~!!!
I love how straight and clean your cuts look.. really nice..
Looking forward to your next pictures..

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SDshirtman
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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-03-01 02:54 am   Permalink

Thanks Beachbumz. I made a little more progress and started in on roughing in the head dress.

I managed to do a few cuts with my chainsaw Saturday buty had a little mishap. I was getting ready to dig in for some detail work and stropped my gouge to sharpen it up a bit. Moments after I sat down to get to work I managed to insert the corner of my #2 gouge into the tip of my middle finger. It happened in the blink of an eye and although it wasn't too painful, it was deep and I must have hit a vain or something because I started bleeding like a leaky faucet. Once the bleeding stopped and I was able to clean it up it didnt look as bad as I thought it would be at first. It probably could have used a stitch or two but a butterfly bandage worked I think it will heal up reasonably quick but I'm bummed because I didn't get to carve for the rest of the weekend as my finger is pretty tender.

This is about as far as I got before sticking myself. I think he has potential to be pretty cool but I'm second guessing myself on how to do his back side.


Dont click link if you're squeamish and remember to be careful with sharp objects.
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-03-01 03:12 am   Permalink

Lono looks Great now that it's been fed! You need to feed your tikis more often but something Other than human blood. They might get addicted to that an you will find soon that carving with no fingertips is difficult!

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-03-01 10:01 am   Permalink

"Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever"

Nice progress shots Shirtman, looks like it will be a beaut.
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2010-03-01 2:18 pm   Permalink

Man! That is looking smooooth. It's worth it.

 
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BIG tiki scott
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-03-01 4:41 pm   Permalink

SHIRTMAN!!!!! this ones lookin sweeeet!!!! smooth as a babys ass on a summers day!!! looks like a nice log too!!! cant wait!! p.s.hold on to them fingers!!!! cheerz!!

 
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tikigodz
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Posted: 2010-03-04 5:22 pm   Permalink

You are the perfect example of measure once and cut,Oh wait whatever> I wish I had the patieance and a knack for spelling. looks awesome!!

 
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SDshirtman
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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-03-14 12:52 am   Permalink

Its been two weeks and my finger is healing nicely and is good enough to spend some more time on this guy.
Here's the latest.

His top is pretty much done minus some serious sanding when he dries out a little more. I ran into a bunch of pink moldy
sections on top which kind of sucks. I've been spraying it with a bleach solution to try and kill it and prevent it from spreading any further.
I'm thinking I should have done this on a taller log but no turning back now. This was kind of inspired from a few different tiki's I've seen here.
I was wanting to do something a little more traditional but think I kind of wound up with something a little more modern. Whatever.


Teeth are finished. I was thinking of trying to carve a little curl into the sides of his tongue but I didnt think I had enough room. We'll see.




Cancer log. I think it will be OK once its stained.



Here's the side view. I have a sketch I'm working from but its not really working for me anymore now that I'm seeing it in the real world. I cant decide weather to do just eye slits of carve something a bit more detailed or just leave the eyes the way they are.
I'm also really kind of puzzled as to how to do the sides to the back now too. Maybe a triangular shape sloping back and tapering down.
Anyone want to weigh in with an opinion?

Thanks for lookin.




 
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BIG tiki scott
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Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-03-14 09:30 am   Permalink

sdshirtman this guys lookin great!!! Way to go deep on that headress!!!!! Wow!!! As for the eye details don't do any thing till you get further along he will tlk to you eventually! As for transisting fro side to back I changed my design 3 times on my most recent guy!! The only good way of helpin yah wld be yo tell yah how I doit. I draw w a thick pencil or just sumthin easy to erase sand it off and try again till I see sumthin that trips my tiki!!! And lookin at lots of pics of others to get ideas. Good luck my friend!!! Cheerz!!!!!!!

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2010-03-14 2:10 pm   Permalink

I say keep carvin' some detailed stuff. I have one where I let the lower part just be, and have always regretted it. They say, do the BEST you can do on all your pieces. In the art world, your portfolio, you're only as good as your worst piece!!
Awesome so far, your after my heart with the nice rounded, sanded look. Too bad about the rot, he looks like he's got the measles.


 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-03-14 10:20 pm   Permalink

Nice work for the hairdress...

J.


 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2010-03-15 01:56 am   Permalink

Looks great, so tight!

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-03-15 06:15 am   Permalink

Yer stuff is always smooooooth as a baby's but. Really nice.

 
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