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Shirtman's third Tiki is done! Sept 30.
seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2010-07-13 4:42 pm   Permalink

Get back and finish the fella! Im siding with your wife here.

 
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SDshirtman
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-08-26 11:41 am   Permalink

Hello all Its been a few months. I was hoping to meet some of you at Tiki Oasis. It was in my own backyard but I couldnt make it. Maybe next year.

I managed to find some time to work on my fella a bit more. This one is taking a lot longer then I expected. I hope to have him done by the end of September though. We'll see. Pics were taken with my phone so excuse the quality.

I'm starting in with some details. He ended up troll feet. Kinda weird.



 
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coconuttzo
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Joined: Jan 13, 2010
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From: Hilo, Hawaii
Posted: 2010-08-26 3:05 pm   Permalink

With feet like that, he looks like a Menehune, the Hawaiian Trolls! Great job so far!

 
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Tahitiki
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From: San Jose
Posted: 2010-08-27 08:34 am   Permalink

Beautiful carve, great details, I like the way you "re-worked" the eyes.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-08-27 6:08 pm   Permalink

Really looking Great Shirts, Love the facial details and the diamond eyes. This one is gonna be Killer.

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SDshirtman
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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-10-01 7:57 pm   Permalink

After some minor finishing set backs my third tiki is finally finished. Boy did he take a long time.
I did some sanding and touch up staining to fix some of the really bad parts of the spar accident I had.
In the end I said the hell with it. He's just going to sit in the back yard and weather anyways.

I stained this one a little differently using a coat of golden oak minwax then going over certain spots with
different colored water based wood dyes.
I know some of you are going to say I should have left him simple like the he is in the next picture.
This is after the first coat of stain.


A little colored dye. I was kinda second guessing myself here.


I ended up using semi gloss spar vs. satin this time.














With this one complete I think I'm taking an indefinite hiatus from carving tiki's.











 
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-10-01 8:01 pm   Permalink

Ya know what, I LIKE the different stains! It's not garish or anything, the colors all work together. I think that guy came out great, especially considering the problems you had. Good job!

What's up with the indefinite hiatus?


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2010-10-01 8:21 pm   Permalink

Clean design,great finish,very nice work!

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-10-01 8:27 pm   Permalink

You had me scared for a minute with that yellow dye but the varnish really toned it down beautifully. I LIKE the feet, especially after they were defined with the stain, a little different take from everyone else's tiki. Overall I'd say it's first rate!

 
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claq50
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From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted: 2010-10-02 05:34 am   Permalink

wow, that is awesome work. I can see you must put a ton of time into snading and the fine details. Very nice!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-10-02 07:06 am   Permalink

Excellent work Shirtman, I'm Really impressed with the whole design and the amount of detail you put into it and Mostly how you took the extra time to clean and finish all the little nooks and cranneys everywhere,, Impeccible work!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-10-02 07:30 am   Permalink

I just realized I capitalized "LIKE" just LIKE 4WDT did and now I feel LIKE a DORK!

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-10-02 11:24 am   Permalink

Wow, such clean lines, fun design, and really nice finish. Troll Tiki turned out great. GROG hope your carving hiatus isn't too indefinite. GROG looking forward to seeing more of your carvings.
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drasticwagon
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Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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From: DFW , Texas
Posted: 2010-10-02 2:17 pm   Permalink

BEAUTIFUL!

 
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SDshirtman
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Joined: Sep 19, 2009
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-10-02 6:09 pm   Permalink

Atomic Tiki Punk, MadDogMike, claq50, Benzart, GROG, drasticwagon:
Thanks for the compliments. They are always welcome and you're all awesome.

4WDtiki;
The hiatus is because I've got myself into building guitars and I'm hooked. Thats where most of my free time is going to go now.
I thoroughly enjoy carving, I just dont have enough time for both and I think I have more talent for building guitars then I do carving tiki's. Tiki's are cool and all but you cant play em when you're done.

I have thought of maybe trying to collaborate with someone here on a cool tiki guitar someday. It could be really cool fun project.



 
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