Joined: Aug 03, 2004
From: Omao, Kauai
|Posted: 2010-05-05 1:19 pm  Permalink|
No need to hide him in a corner, splits can help with that aged and weathered look!
Go ahead and finish him, just don't try to get too fancy with details.
My first tiki was from a young tree, and after carving, turned into what can best be described as loofah-like! But it hasn't fallen apart at all 10 years later.
Here's what you need to look for: a mex fan palm that is at least telephone pole height, then don't use the top third of the trunk.