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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-06-30 8:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-06-21 16:40, cy wrote:
Nice use of what the wood gives you Mike!

Thanks Bro! Always good hearing from you!


 
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Posted: 2015-07-01 04:21 am   Permalink

I love it that the wood "whispers" to you. I too often suffer that affliction. Keep the Faith my friend.

 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-07-01 7:32 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-07-01 04:21, amate wrote:
I love it that the wood "whispers" to you. I too often suffer that affliction. Keep the Faith my friend.

Sometimes it screams at me. Sometimes it laughs at me, sometimes it weeps, sometimes it smiles. It's all good!
Keep the Faith Too, Bud!


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-07-04 7:41 pm   Permalink





Mr. Manzanita.


No we're havin Fun! I decided to make my first attempt at incorporating another medium into a work. In this case it in polished Bone inlaid into the eyes. Scrimshaw will make for Irises. This one is turning out really well. These are the works that keep me going and keep me inspired. In the future I'll do some experimenting with ebony, Silver, Jade, etc.

After I have produced a few more affordable pieces that is. I'm going to have to ask a lot for this guy.

Have a Happy Fourth Tiki Centralites. Be safe out there.


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-07-05 8:30 pm   Permalink





Eyes and Teak oil. The finish really brings out the colors of this Manzanita. The eyes turned out well. I have a Manzanita Root burl ready to mount him on as well.

I really enjoy the romancing period with some works. Even if it wears off in time.


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-07-06 8:26 pm   Permalink





This Manzanita Root Burl upon which the Manzanita guy is mounted turned a rather dull blackish color with the application of teak oil. But the color along with the organic features give it the appearance of something like hardened lava. It also brings out very dramatically the natural hues of the Manzanita wood which is really a star feature of this work. I'm proud of him alright and could end up keeping him for a bit at the price I will be asking. A lot of work went into him, but it was worth it!

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-07-07 7:37 pm   Permalink

https://www.facebook.com/DonTheBeachcomber/photos/a.10151660800945064.1073741827.187204985063/10152875599200064/?type=1&theater



Great News! The action is over and the developers won't get to bulldoze one of the Icons of Tiki Culture. The face book link above tells the story. There are some things money cannot buy and a place like Dons in a building built as a Tiki Palace in 1960, takes a great deal more than money.
This isn't Disneyland, it's real!

Glad that means something to some of us. Praise be to God, a triumph over greed!


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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-07-12 7:02 pm   Permalink



Jennifer!

Back from Cambodia. I like her here!

Some have accused me of using these pose pics as an excuse to brush up to the pretty Girls.

Busted! Guilty! Cad!

Hey, gimme a break, I can't get by on my looks anymore.


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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-07-18 11:35 pm   Permalink







The Hula Girls! At Don the Beachcomber's city council victory celebration. Yes, it's worth celebrating. Can't get enough of Judy Luck and Miva Moore. The Ascot guy is back too. Schmoozing up to the girls. he does that.

A great night of Hulabilly and fun!

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-07-18 11:40 pm   Permalink





Whats better than a Sunset Mike Tiki? Judy Luck and Niva Moore with a Sunset Mike Tiki! Of course the Tiki's are mine and the Girls are not, (I'm sorry to say). But the view is good!
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2015-08-01 8:53 pm   Permalink



A piece of Mystery Wood has a burl too interesting to leave out.


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 19 days ago; 10:06 pm   Permalink





A screaming, opera singing or perhaps shocked expression taken out of a burl on this Branck. This is American Sweet Gum and I'm finding that it carves well.

I might leave it as a stick versus mounting it upright. Sometimes people enjoy that.


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 10 days ago; 8:02 pm   Permalink




Don's own Jennifer and a customer on a night out pose with the American
Sweet Gum stick. This is pretty nice stuff to work with, its soft, but takes detail very well.


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