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Carved bone tiki
soupcan13
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Joined: May 18, 2011
Posts: 8
From: San Jose CA
Posted: 2011-05-18 2:16 pm   Permalink

Hey everybody!

I was strolling through the TC forums soaking in all the awesome topics you all put up and wanted to give some love back. I really dig some of the work I've seen on here, and originally checked the site out for tips on bone carving, my specialty is Hei Matau style bone hooks. Long story short, awhile ago a friend of mine put together an awesome display piece for me to show my necklaces on, so I carved a tiki for him in thanks.

I used standard cattle leg bone, and did my initial cut with a proxxon micro scroll saw, then finished off my shaping with a combination of rotary burrs, bits, a cutting wheel and hand files. The little golden details are antiqued gold seed beads set with jewelers resin. Last step was sanding and polishing and threw on a cord and it was done!

Thought you all might get a kick out of it.

D


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ko main kai atu ko maru kai mai ka ngohengohe:

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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2011-05-18 3:50 pm   Permalink

Nice! I love the detail.

 
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soupcan13
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Joined: May 18, 2011
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From: San Jose CA
Posted: 2011-05-18 6:54 pm   Permalink

Thank you! Glad you dig it, yeah it was alot of fun etching in all the little tiny parts.

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1248
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-05-24 08:04 am   Permalink

Super nice! Looks like he's got a nasty bite.

 
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soupcan13
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Joined: May 18, 2011
Posts: 8
From: San Jose CA
Posted: 2011-05-24 09:01 am   Permalink

Thanks T!

Yeah he's got some wicked chompers on him, ha ha ha.


 
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shrunkentiki
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Joined: Nov 05, 2010
Posts: 77
From: La roch'hell
Posted: 2011-06-06 6:36 pm   Permalink

cool, very nice details

 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2011-06-06 8:14 pm   Permalink

Dave,
that is great!! Love it!
Cheers,
Erik the Red


 
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soupcan13
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Joined: May 18, 2011
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From: San Jose CA
Posted: 2011-06-14 07:48 am   Permalink

Thanks so much guys! Glad you like it!

Dave


 
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