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pacificustoms
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Joined: Mar 08, 2011
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Posted: 2011-03-21 5:36 pm   Permalink

Here's one from this past weekend. I made this one with a back that's flat to be hung on the wall.





 
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pacificustoms
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Posted: 2011-04-21 2:10 pm   Permalink

I went ahead and had one painted in a translucent kandy gold with some darker fades on it. I also polished the aluminum teeth on it.







What do you think? I also have one outside rusting to have another completely different look to it.


 
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metalhead
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From: Vantucky, Wa
Posted: 2011-04-21 3:24 pm   Permalink

From one metal guy to another . . . NIIICCCE!!!!! You use TIG and how do you create the depression in the head piece??

Keep it up --- lovin it!


 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2011-04-21 3:51 pm   Permalink

Was that powder coated?

Either way! That is creative as hell! Awesome job!




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pacificustoms
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Posted: 2011-04-21 3:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks metalhead! Yea, I TIG everything. I only use a MIG a couple times a year. I don't like sparks and burns so much...

For the beads in the head, I use a stamp die I made for a pullmax P-8. One of my favorite machines for sure!



I've got some ideas for a round tiki next, I just don't have much spare time to play with the ideas. Hopefully in the next couple months!


 
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pacificustoms
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Posted: 2011-04-21 3:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-04-21 15:51, McTiki wrote:
Was that powder coated?

Either way! That is creative as hell! Awesome job!




McTiki




No, it's just a kandy gold paint, with some brown kandy fades and a few coats of clear. Powder has a translucent powder that could still give the same affect, but I could never get the fades with powder.


 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2011-04-21 5:12 pm   Permalink

Sweeeeeet!

 
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laojia
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Posted: 2011-04-29 12:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-04-21 14:10, pacificustoms wrote:









WOW!!!


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pacificustoms
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Posted: 2011-05-03 6:22 pm   Permalink

Thank you J.!

 
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2011-05-05 7:30 pm   Permalink

well done! I'm impressed

 
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