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Just getting into carving.
tatumantiki
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Joined: Jan 07, 2010
Posts: 17
From: Florida
Posted: 2010-03-23 12:20 pm   Permalink

Hello, I was pointed to tiki central from my tattoo artist who also does tiki carving. I am amazed by some of the work on here and am happy to be a member. Seeing all the different styles and techniques motivates me to improve. I have just recently begun tiki carving and really enjoy it. I am such a fan of the style that I just went to New Zealand to see it done first hand at a carving school in Rotorua. On my trip I also found a bone and jade carving studio in Hokatika. It was called Bonz and Stonz. Steven the owner was great and I carved my first piece of greenstone. Anyways I am going to post one of my latest tikis that I carved out of cypress and let me know what you think. I am a mural artist and faux finisher by profession and try and do the carving when I have time.Thanks




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Tikilizard
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 374
Posted: 2010-03-23 4:13 pm   Permalink

Welcome to TC! Glad to have a new member. Your tiki looks great for a new carver. You got some talent. Keep'um coming.
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2010-03-23 4:39 pm   Permalink

I think you've done this before! Great way to introduce yourself. Can't wait to see more of your work. A trip to NZ is on my List of Things To Do When I Win the Lotto.
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tikigodz
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Joined: Oct 12, 2009
Posts: 439
Posted: 2010-03-23 7:25 pm   Permalink

Vary nice And wlcome
there is nothing but inspiration here!
Cant wait to see more!


 
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tatumantiki
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Joined: Jan 07, 2010
Posts: 17
From: Florida
Posted: 2010-03-24 3:44 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the complements. I will try to get some more done soon.

 
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BIG tiki scott
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Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-03-24 5:15 pm   Permalink

welcome to tc!!! very sweet tiki and unique style!!! luv it lets see sum more!!!!! cheerz!!

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2010-03-24 8:29 pm   Permalink

Welcome! I thinks he looks great! Nice work.

 
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coconuttzo
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Joined: Jan 13, 2010
Posts: 144
From: Hilo, Hawaii
Posted: 2010-03-25 11:54 pm   Permalink

Welcome, welcome. That is a beauty, for a first tiki. It's all upwards here on out for you my friend. Got a pic of your carving from NZ?

 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2010-03-26 01:44 am   Permalink

Great work for your first! Welcome on TC!

J.


 
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tatumantiki
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Joined: Jan 07, 2010
Posts: 17
From: Florida
Posted: 2010-03-26 1:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks again everyone. This isn't my first tiki but the first one I actually put some time into. I will try and get a pic of my jade pendant up soon.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-04-12 05:43 am   Permalink

Nice stuff Jesse, Excellent start and by the looks of the dime tip on your chainsaw you have gotten off to a great start. You are SO Fortunate to have visited New Zealand, (I'm envious of that )and I'm looking forward to seeing some of that influence in your upcoming works. In fact you are about to the stage where you will be able to carve the traditional tikis. search Google for photos of the old style or find the "Tiki Carvers Bible", 'The Book Of Tiki' by our own Sven Kirsten (bigbrotiki here). There you will find excellent tiki images to inspire and motivate!
Welcome to Tiki Central, Glad to have you.


 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
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Posted: 2010-04-12 09:02 am   Permalink

Looks like a lot of effort went into that finish. Beautiful results!

 
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tatumantiki
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Joined: Jan 07, 2010
Posts: 17
From: Florida
Posted: 2010-04-12 4:08 pm   Permalink

Here are some of the Maori carvers working at the carving school in Rotorua. Also some finished carvings.



 
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tatumantiki
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Joined: Jan 07, 2010
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From: Florida
Posted: 2010-04-12 4:16 pm   Permalink








 
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tatumantiki
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Joined: Jan 07, 2010
Posts: 17
From: Florida
Posted: 2010-04-24 11:21 am   Permalink




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Here are my first two palm carving. I see why so many people use the palm it cuts like butter. Sometimes the fiber is a pain though. I did one in a fun colorful style and the other in a more traditional look. Thanks for looking! Loving life since I started doing these guys! Except for the back pain that flares up once in awhile!


 
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