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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-28 10:31 pm   Permalink

Remembering this is a day for Thanksgiving!

Blessing and graces to all!

Sunset Mike



 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-29 9:38 pm   Permalink




The Black friday Rainbow over "Don The Beachcomber'


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-29 9:42 pm   Permalink








2 finished pieces, both 10-12 inches tall. Carved from California sycamore. The grotesque burl head is golden mahogany with teak oil finish. The other has burned in manta ray symbol (graceful strength) and diamond. light staining and shellac finish.

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-12-02 6:53 pm   Permalink







The 2 news table tops (10`12 inches)

The Sycamore wood is very absorbent and stain tends toward being blotchy. The interior wood has different hues as well. Suitable for the more grotesque works such as these 2. The others may get bows on them for the holidays but I haven't quite decided. They would look good under a Christmas tree!


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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-12-04 9:51 pm   Permalink



This is Lemon Gum and proving to be interesting. The unique and suggestive shape of this section did tempt me to do something worthy of the Tiki Erotica link, but well, I work in public so... Rated 'G'




This little piece of Sycamore made a nice little fella. Burnt oil and shellac finish.



 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-12-18 2:17 pm   Permalink



Not that anyone on Tiki Central would do it. But the image below is of a really quality piece of Camphor tree I had stashed out back at Don The Beachcomber.

Unfortunately, someone helped themselves to it which has me, of course, irritated to say the least.

Dear Person or Persons concerned,

The things you do will always comeback to you one way or another. I will of course say a prayer that you are spared the Karma in this matter. But please do not help yourself to things without asking. It is common courtesy and a commandment of the first order and if you're a Tikidom person you've got a way to go before you'll be one of us.





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Posted: 2013-12-18 2:24 pm   Permalink




Well, I still have the Lemon Gum. And he turned out pretty well. The unique growths of the tree made for the oversize tongue and Durante Nose. It reminds me of a Jim Henson Character for whatever reason.
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Posted: 2013-12-24 5:14 pm   Permalink



"For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;"
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2014-01-04 06:52 am   Permalink





Sunset Mike Loves The Hula Girls! They called me up last minute to Don my Chef's Coat and Carve the meat on the buffet for the New Years Eve Bash.

Lucky Me!
The Hula Girls were there and I love their Hulabilly stuff. A Great group that I hope you get the chance to see live. They Really Rock!






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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2014-01-04 07:02 am   Permalink

The Red Head is Judy Luck. I didn't get a chance to speak with the Dark haired Hulatress, but they both can really wiggle out the Hula stuff.

Not much chance to socialize with the girls as they're burning calories on the bandstand.

Having studied Ballet myself for over 20 years, I can appreciate the demands of performing on dancers. It's physically demanding,
It's a workout!
and you have to make it look effortless for your audience. These two are absolute pro's!

You gotta love'em!







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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2014-01-04 07:16 am   Permalink





If there's a Tiki in here, I'm gonna find it! Ponderosa pine, (like all varieties of fresh pine) is resin filled and gums up the tools as you work. But can, with some patience and persuasion, yield the being within. This is wet stuff and we'll see how it goes. The burl atop this piece is too beautiful of it's own to be messed with and will make a great head ornament, The work of the ultimate artist being complimented by the work of the human artist. With requests to the Ultimate Artist by the the human imitator to guide well his hands.




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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2014-01-04 07:18 am   Permalink

Watch the progress here!

https://www.facebook.com/SunsetTikiWorks?ref=hl


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Posted: 2014-01-06 08:32 am   Permalink

^ that one is killer Mike...


 
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Posted: 2014-01-07 04:08 am   Permalink

First you inspired me to attempt a mermaid.
Now, you've got me thinking Hula Girl...
Nice photos!


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2014-01-10 5:51 pm   Permalink

Hula girls really are within the realm of encounter more so than Mermaids. But for Artworks, everything is available! Very flattered to hear I have inspired you Bro!


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