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Will carve
Tuga's Tikis
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Joined: Aug 27, 2015
Posts: 70
From: Lansing, Michigan
Posted: 19 days ago; 02:45 am   Permalink

Stunning!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 5301
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 17 days ago; 7:58 pm   Permalink

Saw this video online and thought of you






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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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seagoat
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Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 214
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 11 days ago; 11:42 am   Permalink

Very cool, thanks for posting.


 
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nicework
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Joined: Sep 15, 2014
Posts: 450
Posted: 4 days ago; 07:16 am   Permalink

Hello Will, You are amazing Love the big tiki you made, I am here to ask you about Pine. Thier is alot of pine available here in orlando but some carvers here stay away from it because of the sap, what are your thoughts on that please.

 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 756
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 4 days ago; 07:55 am   Permalink

I like the long needle Florida pine.
Yellow Pine ? maybe ?
They are straight & 15 to 30 in. or more thick.
Tom is carving one now.
I gave it to him.
It came from a tree down the street that died.
I only got one 4 ft piece 18 in. thick.
The rest got cut up into 2 ft pieces.
20 ft. of log like that.
What a shame.

I haven't carved it 2 week.
Rain, an injured wrist & now it's too cold.


 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2290
From: So FL
Posted: 4 days ago; 08:10 am   Permalink

Nicework - I have carved a few pieces of the Yellow Pine - here's what I experienced. The sap is in the bark, remove the bark and the wood is soft and easy to carve. The grain is bold and beautiful. It tends to be chippy and cracks when dried too fast. Pine is everywhere in Florida - Northern areas have more than the south. You have access to ALOT of it. I suggest giving it a try and deciding for yourself if you like it. I know that you can get some really big logs in Pine. I do not know how it matures after carving. This is an early carving I did in Pine...


 
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nicework
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Joined: Sep 15, 2014
Posts: 450
Posted: 4 days ago; 10:38 pm   Permalink

THANKS WILL. ALOT HELP THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!!!

 
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