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Carvings from Frog Island Tikis
TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-01-01 1:29 pm   Permalink

Nice, real nice stuff cy. I'm lovin those panels. Now i know not to throw out any leftover old stumps!

 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2018-01-21 3:49 pm   Permalink

Yes, save those stumps, they are chock full o' character.
Almost done with "Webster", a piece of purple heart. I wish I knew more about explosives as this wood is so hard I should have blasted it like they did the granite of Mt. Rushmore.

When I saw the panels that were for sale at La Luz Galleries Art of Tiki event I knew what I wanted to do with the planks of yellow cedar I had in the garage.





 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2018-01-21 4:51 pm   Permalink

Wow
Killer purple and planks
Seriously Kool


 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2018-01-22 06:40 am   Permalink

Walkin the planks.
Crisp detail.
Good job.


 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2018-01-22 09:21 am   Permalink

Love those panels, I can think of a ton of ways to use those in a tiki bar, room, hut.

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2018-01-22 10:22 am   Permalink

Once you clear coat the Purpleheart the color is really going to POP!

 
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AlohaTexasTikiCo
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From: Houston
Posted: 2018-01-22 7:29 pm   Permalink

Interesting designs on the panels ! superclean work ...

 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2018-01-22 7:58 pm   Permalink

Nice work on those last few pieces cy. You really have a unique style.

And sorry to burst yours, and anyone else's bubble, but i watch several different woodworkers channels on YouTube and just the other day they were talking about Purple Heart and they said that over time it loses it's colour and just ends up turning brown. They said that it didn't matter how you treated the wood (i.e. sealer used) and even if it was kept inside it would still change eventually.
Which is a shame because it's a beautiful looking wood, but it was said that if you want a purple wood the only way you'll get that is to stain it.


 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2018-01-23 08:31 am   Permalink

Thanks H-10, Will I am happy you noticed, I learned that from you, hil I'm not sure whether to add bases so the stand on their own or just leave 'em as is. ATTC they started from a very quick sketch as I wanted them to look "immediate". Aloha and swizz I have been wondering about finish on that one. I really love the purple color of course but people that have used it tell me the same thing - that it won't remain purple. I will try a purple dye on a scrap piece to see what happens, but most likely will just live with the outcome of age.

 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-01-23 08:54 am   Permalink

Gorgeous work, Cy. Your distinctive style really stands out! Please keep sharing...

 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 12 days ago; 3:12 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the encouragement Prikli, you are stuck with me and I will keep adding posts to TC! Recently I was able to procure a stash of cedar floats that have never been in the water. They sure do carve up easier than the ones that have been soaking for 30 years of their lives.
The box on top have been lathed to shape, the ones on the bottom are blanks.



The worst/best wood I have ever worked is eucalyptus that was a gift from MadDogMike. It's beautiful in it's complexity, color, and grain but splintery, hard, bends and turns in directions that don't make sense.

After experimenting with different finishes on this chunk of purple heart I decided to make it natural and easy and painted it with tung oil over and over. I mixed a black dye into the recesses, as well as the spiders and base.

Lobster buoy gets red paint.







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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 12 days ago; 3:30 pm   Permalink

Floats- sweet score, that will keep ya busy
Eucalyptus- looks good, do u smell the eucalyptus oil when carving ??
Spider Tiki- awesome, looks like he wants to fly around frog island on a spider web

Keep it up Senor Frog


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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 12 days ago; 3:36 pm   Permalink

Yes I smell the oil, it does not get me high but does clog all my tools, part of what makes it so damn endearing I reckon.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 12 days ago; 6:23 pm   Permalink



 
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Prikli Pear
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Posted: 12 days ago; 9:12 pm   Permalink

Those floats are amazing! Simple and straighforward, yes, but sometimes that's sublime.

 
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