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TikiG
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-04-28 09:44 am   Permalink

TikiVic -

Stunning!

I also scanned thru your previous posts and I must say your work is inspiring too!

Can't wait to see your two story tiki bar environment in pics - keep it rollin' boss.

Thanks for posting.
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TikiVic
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Posted: 2010-04-28 3:18 pm   Permalink

Thanks everybody for the great compliments!!! To answer a couple of questions.....these panels are carved on a CNC machine. The "cut and paste" description probably over simplifies the process however. Each panel is designed from scratch (and are original artworks) and are then modeled into 3d mesh files (including the random wood grain surface texture that provides the "hand-carved" look) and then toolpathed. The actual machine time for these particular panels was around 30 hours each (plus machine set-up, wood prep, hand finish detailing/sanding, etc). I really didn't keep track of design time but I'd guess about another 30 hours or so per panel. Of course....once the models are created and toolpathed, the panels are reproducible, and could also be re-scaled in size, etc. There's actually a 3rd panel I cut on which I'm trying out some finishing paints, etc. I'll post some pics a little later when the panels are installed. Thanks again!!!!......TV

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-05-09 07:41 am   Permalink

AHH, These were what I was looking for,, Awesome pieces and they even Look hand done though I'd love to see some macro shots of the detail. Your CNC Machine is Awesome. For oneoff pieces it seems they would go much faster by hand butttt when you throw in the residuals like multiple copies and size scaling you really have the answer. Oh yeah AND you can use the exotic hard woods for even better results that by hand you could never do.
I just can't believe the time it takes to create these before they have ever even seen the wood.
Excellent work !
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TikiVic
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Posted: 2010-05-11 2:09 pm   Permalink

Hey thanks Benz!!! Also once they're created I can sort of piece together different elements from different carvings into new carvings if I want......OH and I don't get arthritis in my hands!!!

 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2010-05-11 2:31 pm   Permalink

Those are pretty nice indeed. Great design work.

 
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TikiVic
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Posted: 2010-08-23 10:03 pm   Permalink

OK....finally got the third vertical panel carved. Need to start designing the horizontal panels now!....all the best.....TV



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Tahitiki
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Posted: 2010-08-25 07:49 am   Permalink

Way cool!!!

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-08-25 10:17 am   Permalink

Those are gorgeous!!

Yes, it done on a machine, but still the designing, programming the tooling, set up and running the machine, and finishing is alot of man hours. GROG ex bro-in-law run a CNC and GROG has helped him out before running some parts, so GROG know there's alot of work involved even if it not with chisel. But, DAMN!! Look at the results you get!!

Great stuff. GROG like.
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surfintiki
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Posted: 2010-08-25 2:35 pm   Permalink

FrEakInG CooL!! Great designs.

 
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coconuttzo
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From: Hilo, Hawaii
Posted: 2010-08-25 5:48 pm   Permalink

If what Grog's saying is true then I'd sure want me one of those machines! Slip on the pair of stunna shades & chillaxin' on a cool drink while the machine does all the dirty work. Beatiful design BTW! I love the composition you got going on. Seeing that tiki dude on the top of the panel your holding makes me wanna say, "I like ta move it, move it. I'd like ta... MOVE IT!"

 
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TikiVic
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Posted: 2010-08-26 12:27 pm   Permalink

Grog appreciates the time involved!!! The panel I'm holding was around 40hrs cutting time.....+ design, finish sand, etc.

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2010-08-28 04:00 am   Permalink

Wow Vic, I see you must be getting pretty comfortable and proficient on those machines,, these latest are really Incredible and I Know they don't come easy.
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kirby
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-08-28 09:03 am   Permalink

I think they look great, spectacular in fact, But Can you please change the title of this thread to "design" instead of carved.., Because many people assume you are claiming to have hand carved these panels, its confusing.. Most artist here on T.C actually do hand carve,and It takes away from all the hours of hard work they spend putting chainsaw, chisel or scalpel to wood. With the pain in there backs,and the cuts on there hands,you can tell its not the same thing..

 
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laojia
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Posted: 2010-08-30 07:12 am   Permalink

What Kirby says is right!.........

 
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TikiVic
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Posted: 2010-10-01 11:34 pm   Permalink

Top and bottom are carved. New Guinea crocodiles are 8' long and 12" high.












 
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