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Don the Beachcomber
congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2014-09-09 08:53 am   Permalink

Nice new carve Sunset, where in the heck do you find a giraffe bone?


 
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Sunset Mike
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From: Sunset Beach, California
Posted: 2014-09-09 8:46 pm   Permalink

A Giraffe, Grab while he's not looking and run!

(smirk, snicker)

You can order them on line. A company called "Atlantic Coral" is where I obtained that one. They sell a great variety of legal exotic bones, Ivory (Legal, Hippopotamus Ivory) and warthog tusk, etc.

Giraffe Bones are very indemand by custom knife makers for handles and such.


 
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Sunset Mike
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From: Sunset Beach, California
Posted: 2014-09-09 8:49 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2014-09-09 05:02, Will carve wrote:
Your bones are lookin better & better.
Nice job

Better and Better, But Jennifer brings it out!

Mahalo for Compliment

_________________
Keep the Faith

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Sunset Mike
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From: Sunset Beach, California
Posted: 2014-09-16 8:29 pm   Permalink



I can hear Roy Orbison singing. "It's Over"

An Excellant price, Sold. Purchaser called it a "Masterpiece"

work like this is a little like an affair. After it's over you wish it could have gone on just a little longer or taken it just a little farther than you had. And you're just a little sad while waiting for the next one

Sculpture
African Maori Man
Completely Hand Carved by
OLD FASHIONED METHOD
(No Machinery}
Size: 29 inches
Material: Giraffe Bone
(Cannon Foreleg, Giraffa camelopardalis)
Features:
• Feathered Royal Island Headress and beast plates (Maori, Maquesian, African)
• Maori Warrior Expression w/ African Influenced Facial features
• African/ Island Dancers leggings
• Tribal Loin cloth
Colors:
• Natural Bone
• Kola Nut (Nigerian)
• Golden Mahogany (Eyes)
Engraved Scrimshaw signature
• “ McCarty” (Sunset Mike)
“ DBT” (Don the Beachcomber,2014

This Sculpture has been carved from a single Giraffe bone by “Hand Method”. The Bone being African gave an inspiration for a Marriage of “Island” and “African” origins in this work. He carries features of both Maori and South African Character that are common to both cultures. The clothing and headdress are used in both regions as are the leggings and breastplates, The face is of a traditional Maori Style with “Afrikanesque” features and the piercing Proud stare of the Maori Warrior. He carries the styles observed in sculptures representing Kings, Holy Men, Warriors and Shamans of Both cultures.
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2014-09-17 10:09 am   Permalink

Oh man, that one's really nice! No wonder you are sad to see it go. Never would have thought of giraffe bone... So I see you applied some stain with a syringe?

 
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Sunset Mike
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From: Sunset Beach, California
Posted: 2014-09-17 8:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-09-17 10:09, TheBigT wrote:
Oh man, that one's really nice! No wonder you are sad to see it go. Never would have thought of giraffe bone... So I see you applied some stain with a syringe?



Zacatakally! The syringes are a special variety used in scientific analysis made of Borosilicate Glass and stainless steel. Re-usable, sanitizable and will interchange multiple gage needles. I use them a lot in Chef Art and they come in handy here too!

I normally get to keep a high priced, high effort work for a while and enjoy it at home as mine. This one went before he was finished. I quoted a price, she said "OK" . It's little hard to say goodbye, but I am in the Happiness business. My Bone Boy made me happy to create him somebody very happy to have him.

Win-Win Success!



 
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Sunset Mike
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From: Sunset Beach, California
Posted: 30 days ago; 7:49 pm   Permalink





Getting to work on the more affordable works. This a root from a yet unidentified ornamental tree. Very wet when obtained. it is cracking substantially, but this never stops a Tiki Artist who will find the best in it if it truly exists.


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 29 days ago; 9:34 pm   Permalink

Tree is identified. It is none other than "Ficus Elastica" better known as a "Rubber'tree. ( Not to be confused with SouthAmerican Para Rubber tree which is our source of raw rubber. This is a Southern Asian variety and latex render as well.)

It's the one growing in the corner of the parking lot at Don the Beachcomber. They trimmed up the stray roots and I grabbed one because it had an interesting shape. Seeing how a different material or species will work is half the fun!


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Sunset Mike
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From: Sunset Beach, California
Posted: 24 days ago; 9:55 pm   Permalink

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Back at it!
This is the Rubber Tree root coming along. He is going to have the City Of Refuge Honolulu look with the oversized headdress. It's coming along well and will need to be mounted on a stand.

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 23 days ago; 8:23 pm   Permalink




Rubber tree Root has the seal of approval and can be Baptised as useable;

In That it is attractive and easy to work. It's not really good for fine detail but makes for a nice, interesting smaller pieces.

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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 23 days ago; 8:59 pm   Permalink

I like your work. I have seen a few of your pieces in person, your attention to detail is amazing and your pieces are very nice.

 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 19 days ago; 7:45 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2014-09-28 20:59, hiltiki wrote:
I like your work. I have seen a few of your pieces in person, your attention to detail is amazing and your pieces are very nice.

Thank you Hiltiki! You're making me blush.

The piece is very nearly done. The stand needed to be evened up and the addition of Molten lead weight into the Sycamore branch for proper balance in the pedestal. Sometimes people cringe at the prices, but detail takes time and effort and is worth it in the long run. Especially with 'One of a kind', hand made Artworks that will be loved for a lifetime!



Mahalo! Make yourself known next time you come by!



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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 16 days ago; 10:03 pm   Permalink



Lemon Gum Eucalyptus from a Garden in Brentwood.
I've worked with it in the past. Hard, heavy, a definite test of tools, strength and patience. But always seems to turn out well!



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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 15 days ago; 07:36 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-10-05 22:03, Sunset Mike wrote:

Lemon Gum Eucalyptus from a Garden in Brentwood.
I've worked with it in the past. Hard, heavy, a definite test of tools, strength and patience. But always seems to turn out well!

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Not to mention a test of the wrist, elbow, and shoulder!


 
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