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carved my first tiki...
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Joined: Jun 11, 2010
Posts: 24
From: San Diego
Posted: 2011-04-12 11:06 am   Permalink

Hi everyone !

First off I'd just like to say thanks to all that have contributed here, you are my inspiration ! I really enjoy seeing everyone's work and there is some incredible talent here !

...so a couple of months ago my neighbor cut down a Mexican fan palm, which was the catalyst to me finally getting off my butt and carving my first tiki... I'm busy with a million other things but have spent a few hours here and there working on it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for a freshman effort, learned a lot and am looking forward to starting on tiki #2 !

To carve this guy I used a set of five Craftsman wood chisels (1 1/4" down to 1/4") and a urethane hammer, and a dremel for most of the small detail. I wanted to try for something non-standard and a little different, hence the droopy eyelids and big smile with no open mouth.

Tiki #1 was dedicated to my cat that just passed away after 16 years - Bub - he was one of a kind and I sure do miss him. The detail on the tiki going around above the eyes says "RIP BUB 2 18 11".

...so without further ado, here are some tiki pics :

Mahalo nui loa for looking, and for your feedback and ideas !

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Grand Poobah
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Joined: Dec 09, 2008
Posts: 233
From: Reading, PA
Posted: 2011-04-12 6:32 pm   Permalink

Nice job. there are a lot of details in your carve

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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
Posts: 496
Posted: 2011-04-13 11:42 am   Permalink

cool first tiki!

unfortunately this new hobby is going to take priority over the million other things you have to do

happy carving!

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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1641
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-04-18 12:57 pm   Permalink

Great way to incorporate the letters into the design. Good job.

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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2379
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-04-22 3:01 pm   Permalink

nice start bro.

go DEEP!!!!

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Joined: Mar 29, 2011
Posts: 113
From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-04-24 02:02 am   Permalink

Greetings friend! Your tiki kind of has a cartoon character look to it that is very cool. Keep up the good work!

Thanks for your time.

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