||carved my first tiki...
Joined: Jun 11, 2010
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 !
Joined: Dec 09, 2008
From: Reading, PA
|Posted: 2011-04-12 6:32 pm  Permalink|
Nice job. there are a lot of details in your carve
Joined: Dec 22, 2010
|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
Joined: Feb 27, 2006
From: Fabulous Houston
|Posted: 2011-04-18 12:57 pm  Permalink|
Great way to incorporate the letters into the design. Good job.
Joined: Jun 01, 2009
From: Tampa, FL
|Posted: 2011-04-22 3:01 pm  Permalink|
nice start bro.
Joined: Mar 29, 2011
|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.