FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Will carve
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 Next Page )
Will carve
Will carve
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 501
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2012-09-27 09:27 am   Permalink

Good news!
Mango the Fertility God
gets to keep his snippy.
She liked it.

Normally I don't show till I have something to show.
The verdict is still out on this one.
Palm is funny in the stages it goes through.
Starts out too fresh & ends up too rotten.
Catch it at the right time & it's the best.
This is the next 5 ft past that last fat boy I did
& it's not much better than the first 3 ft.
It's like carving wet smelly rope & the center
falls apart in your hand.
I'll work it a lil more but it won't be the best.
It looked so good at first & I still have a 5 ft
piece left.
I know,
I'll give it to Tom.



[ This Message was edited by: Will carve 2012-09-27 09:51 ]


 
View Profile of Will carve Send a personal message to Will carve      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
AlohaStation
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2112
From: So FL
Posted: 2012-09-27 11:48 am   Permalink

Never seen a log like this one. its soggy, stinky and you can actually push on it and water comes out. If you need to borrow my extensive knowledge and experience with crappy wood I will gladly share. I will tell you that you removed the best part for carving - whoever told you to "carve deeper" should re-evaluate their philosophy. KISS it and be done with it!

 
View Profile of AlohaStation Send a personal message to AlohaStation  Goto the website of AlohaStation     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
NIxxon
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 22, 2010
Posts: 496
Posted: 2012-09-27 12:07 pm   Permalink

hmmm...shrunken head tiki??

 
View Profile of NIxxon Send a personal message to NIxxon      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
McTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1953
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-09-27 3:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-27 11:48, AlohaStation wrote:
Never seen a log like this one. its soggy, stinky and you can actually push on it and water comes out. If you need to borrow my extensive knowledge and experience with crappy wood I will gladly share. I will tell you that you removed the best part for carving - whoever told you to "carve deeper" should re-evaluate their philosophy. KISS it and be done with it!




Good stuff! Ha!

Mahalo

McTiki
_________________
Tis a brave man who wears the kilt in January.


 
View Profile of McTiki Send a personal message to McTiki      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Will carve
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 501
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2012-10-11 10:24 am   Permalink

This thing was like carving a fern Tiki.
You know, one of those carved out of ficus roots
or something, but, wet.
Yuck.
When it drys it will firm up. Stain & poly & it
will be fine.
I was lucky to ruff the shape out of it.
Forget any detail.
Not one of my faves.








Next up
I was so pleased with Mango the pendant
I'm going to try a gear shift knob
for my 53 chevy.
It's a column shift.




 
View Profile of Will carve Send a personal message to Will carve      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
pjc5150
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2115
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-10-12 1:52 pm   Permalink

very cool!

 
View Profile of pjc5150 Send a personal message to pjc5150      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Will carve
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 501
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2012-10-16 10:12 am   Permalink

Here's Mangos brother Shifty.
Took these pictures &
I'm so pleased with my
delicate lil carving.








10 minutes later,
after a back flip off the bench.




Glued, doweled & clamped, he's drying now.
Guess we'll see how that goes.



 
View Profile of Will carve Send a personal message to Will carve      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
pjc5150
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2115
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-10-16 11:05 am   Permalink

as I was scrolling down I was thinking to myself "that's gonna break"....and then I got to the bottom...

bummer dude..

sweet little shift knob though...


 
View Profile of pjc5150 Send a personal message to pjc5150      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
AlohaStation
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2112
From: So FL
Posted: 2012-10-16 1:06 pm   Permalink

I told ya so - you needed to cut him off the base! Its better that he broke now than when he was finished and installed. Bummer! Hope the dowels work.

 
View Profile of AlohaStation Send a personal message to AlohaStation  Goto the website of AlohaStation     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
cy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 768
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2012-10-16 9:21 pm   Permalink

Ouchy Will carve that hurts. Hang10 says the worst sound ever is the slurp of an empty tiki mug but I think the snap of a beautiful tiki is worse. Hope he heals.

 
View Profile of cy Send a personal message to cy  Goto the website of cy     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
MadDogMike
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7078
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-10-16 9:47 pm   Permalink

Gorilla glue will fix anything! I have no doubt that you will restore him to his full former glory. Saturday when you see Tom give him a thump on the head for that "I told you so"!
_________________
When you hurry through life, you just get to the end faster.
Pirate Ship Tree House

 View Profile of MadDogMike Send a personal message to MadDogMike  Goto the website of MadDogMike     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
pjc5150
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2115
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-10-19 12:41 pm   Permalink

at least you didn't drop a chisel on his foot....lol....

 
View Profile of pjc5150 Send a personal message to pjc5150      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Will carve
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 501
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2012-10-20 3:03 pm   Permalink

These lil guys go quick.
A name like shifty he has to have beady eyes.
He broke a few more times be for I finished.
He won't make it on my car but,
I'll start another one.







 
View Profile of Will carve Send a personal message to Will carve      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
hiltiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 2983
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2012-10-21 08:28 am   Permalink

A very nice piece with a lot of expression on his face. I'm glad you were able to fix it.

 
View Profile of hiltiki Send a personal message to hiltiki  Goto the website of hiltiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
pjc5150
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2115
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-10-21 2:04 pm   Permalink

yeah, going that thin on a shift knob was pretty ambitious!

but still a neat little guy for sure...he'd look cool perched on a beer tap!


 
View Profile of pjc5150 Send a personal message to pjc5150      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation