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tatumantiki
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Posted: 2010-04-24 11:23 am   Permalink




 
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tatumantiki
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2010-04-27 9:51 pm   Permalink

nice work!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-04-28 09:51 am   Permalink

Post lots of photos. I'd like to see more from your vacation to New Zealand. I have my first palm log to carve this summer. Did you sand yours and seal it with varnish? Wendy

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-05-09 07:53 am   Permalink

More Excellent stuff Tatuman, I can see how your Faux finish background will be a Big influence in your carvings as you already know the value of a finely prepared surface Before you start the final finishing process. I'll be looking for some Excellent pieces from you in the near future, meanwhile wheres the Jade?? Can't wait to see it.
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tatumantiki
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From: Florida
Posted: 2010-05-10 06:33 am   Permalink

Thanks again for the complements. I will post some new stuff as soon as I can. I just got married and have been busy.

 
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BigAndyB
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Joined: May 10, 2010
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Posted: 2010-05-10 07:55 am   Permalink

fab tikis dude! really great work .. and congratulations, all the best!

 
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tatumantiki
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From: Florida
Posted: 2010-08-08 6:34 pm   Permalink

Heres a couple simple carvings for clients. One is an actual dead coconut palm that a client wanted "aloha" carved in it. My first experience with a stump. The carving was a little tough since the tree had alot of moisture in it. I had to clean out my saw constantly. I coated it with urethane and put a ton on the top so water wouldn't penetrate
and rot it out quick. I told the client I had no idea how long it would last. They didn't seem to mind. Anyways it was a cool experience. Later





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tatumantiki
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Posted: 2010-08-08 6:38 pm   Permalink

I did each of these the aloha and this one in about 5 hrs. a piece. Quick jobs. Otherwise I could have spent days on them.






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Irishcarver
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From: Ireland but living in the USA
Posted: 2010-08-08 8:13 pm   Permalink

I like your work but something else caught my eye. Your tattoo is awesome. I want to get one similar but I want it done in the traditional polynesian way, tapped in with the bone comb.

 
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tatumantiki
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From: Florida
Posted: 2010-08-09 05:28 am   Permalink

Thanks Irishcarver. I love the polynesian tattoos. The one on my chest and some of the stuff on my arm was done by a man named Samoan Mike. He is an unbelievable tattooist. I had it done with a tattoo gun though. I will eventually get one done the traditional way that you are speaking of also. I plan on hopefully going to the South Pacific in the next year or so. Thanks Tatuman

 
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2010-08-09 07:23 am   Permalink

I like the stump, but here are some issues that my occur. First is that the stump was probably still alive and pumping water. It won't be the outside that rots but the inside - I would give it a year or two. It a common misunderstanding that when the top of a Palm dies the entire tree is dead. Sometimes the rootball continues to work even though the top is dead. Second is that you clear coated the outside. This will enhance the first problem by trapping water inside the log. It may also develop mold under the clear coat. Nice carves - keep them comin.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-08-09 08:40 am   Permalink

Dude! Kick ass!

Where in FL are you anyway?

The Florida TIKI ARMY is growing!!!


 
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tatumantiki
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Posted: 2010-08-09 7:15 pm   Permalink

thanks for the info and compliments. I told the client it would probably only last a yr or 2 tops. I figured if I sealed the top good it would keep water from rotting the inside quicker. They already chopped the top of tree off a month earlier. Oh well it was fun and hopefully they enjoy it for awhile.

 
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nomolos
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Posted: 2010-08-10 12:03 am   Permalink

Nice work

 
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