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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2016-08-28 6:14 pm   Permalink

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The big projects need the other parts of the brain to kick in gear. Plum bos, levels, calipers, charcoal and the calculator are employed in mapping out the Cedar log for the big guy.






In other news .both of my black locust guys were purchased last week by a return customer. So I have another black locust guy in the works. I managed to get a lot done in one days time






 
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2016-08-29 3:42 pm   Permalink

What are you doing...... carving out in the street?


So did you turn this....


Into this ????




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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2016-09-05 4:13 pm   Permalink






First coat of Tung oil. The features come out. So do all the defects. There is work to do yet but he'll be ready by Dad's Birthday!


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2016-09-05 4:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-08-29 15:42, 8FT Tiki wrote:
What are you doing...... carving out in the street?


So did you turn this....


Into this ????

In a manner of speaking, yes. The model is basically a map. That is how he will look. Hopefully! The wood sometimes has Ideas of its own.







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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2016-09-20 7:52 pm   Permalink




Dads party and his Birthday Present!

Dad was very happy, the family was amazed. Dad decided to name him 'Albert' after the nickname he had given me when my absent minded tendencies would kick in. (Albert Einstein, he was a space cadet too, dad though it fitting)

It is only fitting that the Man who raised and put up with me all these decades should get the best Black Locust work I have yet done. Extra effort went into it and it turned out better than expected. Dad is still calling and telling me how awesome he thinks it is! It would have been quite at home on his desk when he was a self made millionaire. It would have been perfect in his Belmont shores beach Pad back in 1965. Now he's lookin over the living room and reminding Dad that I love him. That'll work!

Happy Birthday Dad! Stick Around,




 
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Posted: 2016-09-20 8:09 pm   Permalink


A wonderful gift from a loving son. What a great story. I really enjoyed it. Wendy
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cy
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Posted: 2016-09-21 08:19 am   Permalink

Nice Sunset Mike!

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2016-09-24 6:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks Wendy and CV!


Here is a Manzanita who is either singing Opera or just saw
a ghost. He's coming along well!


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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2016-09-25 5:06 pm   Permalink







Finishing touch, Jennifer! She overshadows the 'Screamin Manzanita' guy with his first coat of teak oil.
You have to look carefully to see he is holding his face in his hands as in Edvard Munch's "The Scream" it just seemed appropriate if not traditional. He looks like I feel on some days.

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2016-10-02 3:47 pm   Permalink

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Only minimum credit for me. This is the work of the ultimate artist! I sanded, refined and oiled up this is a Manzanita Burl provided by a friend and it will serve as a candle stand, mount or just as is. Wow, the shapes and colors, all natural!

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2017-01-02 5:06 pm   Permalink









Hoping all of my Tiki Central friends had the best of Holidays! New Years at Dons was as good as it gets and Christmas had me 'Elfing it" in my carving spot. The Hula Girls are showing off my latest Effort. I'll be posting some images of him soon.


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2017-01-22 7:07 pm   Permalink





“In ancient times, Hawaiians lived under strict laws. Commoners could not get too close to the chief, nor were they allowed to touch any of his possessions, walk in his footsteps or even let their shadows touch the royal grounds. The penalty for violating a sacred kapu (taboo) was death.
Breaking a kapu was believed to incur the wrath of the gods. Hawaiians often chased down an offender and swiftly put him to death unless he could reach a puuhonua, or place of refuge. There he could be absolved by a kahuna (priest) in a purification ceremony, then return home with his transgression forgiven. Defeated warriors and non-combatants could also find refuge here during times of battle.”



Puuhonua O Honaunau is the most famous and best preserved of Hawaii’s ancient places of refuge. Representations of elaborately head dressed spirits provided sanctuary for the unfortunate offender and the weary warrior. These statues have inspired Tiki works for generations and the inspiration continues in this work which is taken from the protective Puuhonua, angry warrior spirit designed to frighten away the evil spirits. Resembling “Ku” the God of war, and vaguely the “Cannibal Dogmen” (Spirits which were half-man, half dog and ate human flesh), he is the one that was run to in time of trouble. Among the Hawaiians, even the King bowed to the will of such spirits and the image carried about him an aura of Safety from enemies and defender of Peace in the presence of danger.
This work is inspired by the elaborate works gracing the Sanctuary of the ancient people of the Big Island. A Sanctuary to them as were the Churches of Europe across the vast Oceans.

The Work is Hand Carved from a branch of a tree unidentified. Taken from the back of a landscapers truck it escaped the landfill and the fireplace into my hands to become a lovingly carved work of Art finished in Tung Oil and bearing the signature of an Artist who does not believe such things come to his hands by mere accident. It is a beautiful and heavy hardwood that takes detail well and boasts rich amber and honey tones, a minimum of flaws and just enough checking (split) to give it character.
His name shall be given when he is adopted. Until then he is a reminder to his Artist creator that Gold occurs where you least expect it. I hope I can some day discover the variety of tree that provided the wood.until then, I remain grateful to have been given it.
Sunset Mike


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cy
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Posted: 2017-01-23 1:47 pm   Permalink

New one looks great Mike.

 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2017-02-12 8:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-01-23 13:47, cy wrote:
New one looks great Mike.

Mahalo CV, I am quite happy with it too, Good to hear from you!


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2017-03-12 4:05 pm   Permalink





The Latest in Manzanita Wood!
16 inches
Teak Oil Finish
Freestanding

This piece seemed to want to be a Holy Man, Shaman or priest. His is expression is one of cheerful reverence. Of course he fits right in with his family here!

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