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My First Tiki Carvings and a new one 29/08/2013
Grimbo
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Joined: Dec 24, 2011
Posts: 25
From: Canberra Australia
Posted: 2011-12-24 04:04 am   Permalink

Hi all, I hope this is the right place for this post.

My first carving under the guidence of Mr Tiki Beat









This is my second tiki carving.
I was sick of working on the project car, so spent a little time hacking out my take on a Moai. It's carved out of an Iron Bark (local hardwood eucalypt species) log round and finished in decking oil. About 700mm high. Used an arbotech blade in a 4 inch grinder to rough it out and then finished it off with the mallet, chisels, sandpaper and a lot of elbow grease.









Cheers
Grimbo

[ This Message was edited by: Grimbo 2013-04-03 02:15 ]

[ This Message was edited by: Grimbo 2013-08-29 02:51 ]


 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 850
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2011-12-24 04:12 am   Permalink

Moai looks great Grimbo, welcome to TC.

 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-12-24 04:36 am   Permalink

Nice job on the Moai, greetings from Cali.

 
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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 675
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-12-24 04:45 am   Permalink

Well done, Grimbo! Aloha from Florida...

-Tom


 
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Keylo
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Joined: Aug 09, 2011
Posts: 98
From: Daytuna Beach
Posted: 2011-12-24 05:11 am   Permalink

Those tikis look great! Not to mention hangin out with Marcus and getting some pointers from him, cool stuff.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-12-24 05:45 am   Permalink

awesome firsties!


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
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Posted: 2011-12-24 07:19 am   Permalink

Great start Grimbo. I really dig the moai!
Cheers,
Erik the Red


 
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castaway17
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Joined: Sep 07, 2010
Posts: 23
Posted: 2011-12-24 07:43 am   Permalink

I love that Moai. The grain patterns in the Eucalyptus is beautiful and that can be some tough wood to work with-- impressive begining!

 
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Captain Jack
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Joined: May 01, 2010
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From: Menifee, California
Posted: 2011-12-24 07:54 am   Permalink

Great work!! The cracks and splits add lots of character to that Moai ....

 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
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From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2011-12-24 08:07 am   Permalink

Love that Moai!!!!


 
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Grimbo
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Joined: Dec 24, 2011
Posts: 25
From: Canberra Australia
Posted: 2011-12-25 01:32 am   Permalink

First up thanks for all the positive feedback guys!

I have a long way to go before I reach the quality of the carvers on this forum. I'm just stoked to be carving tikis, the bug has bitten and I'm looking forward to carving many more.

Cheers
Grimbo


 
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BigDaddy772
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Joined: Jul 31, 2010
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From: Tres Moai Bar in Vero Beach FL
Posted: 2011-12-25 12:13 pm   Permalink

Nice work on that Moai!!!!

 
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Watango productions
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Joined: Mar 20, 2008
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From: Melb,Australia.
Posted: 2011-12-26 2:03 pm   Permalink

Awesome moai grimbo!look forward to next.Cheers Watango

 
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Grimbo
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Joined: Dec 24, 2011
Posts: 25
From: Canberra Australia
Posted: 2013-04-03 02:19 am   Permalink

Sorry, it's been a while since my last posts, and I've only carved two more tikis. This is the most recent.

I was asked by a friend to make an Elvis tiki as a wedding present. I went for an Elvis inspired Moai, the timber is Cooba and the rough dimensions are 480mm high x 150mm wide x 125mm deep or 19 inches x 6 x 5. Pretty happy with how it turned out, my friends were happy, I just hope the newly weds like it.

Cheers
Sam











 
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creepykbear
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Joined: Nov 05, 2011
Posts: 72
From: AZ
Posted: 2013-04-03 05:15 am   Permalink

Elvis looks great! Beautiful wood

 
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