||Chiki Tiki Diablo Tiki Pole
Joined: Jan 04, 2003
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
|Posted: 2003-06-12 9:55 pm  Permalink|
WOW!! I'm not even close to that good. Much cool Chiki!!
(Hello all my relatives)
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2003-06-12 11:42 pm  Permalink|
what kind of wood is that and where does one get a log like that.
Joined: Nov 18, 2002
|Posted: 2003-06-13 07:06 am  Permalink|
Chiki- beautiful work, as always! Is that palm that has been stained? The wood looks too smooth for palm. Great work. How tall is the guy from thw Witness Protection Agency?
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: Los Gatos, CA
|Posted: 2003-06-13 08:13 am  Permalink|
That is one badass Tiki Chiki!
Joined: Jun 24, 2002
|Posted: 2003-06-13 11:22 am  Permalink|
Thanks peeps for the props. A tiki like this sells for an everyday low price of $125 per foot. I carved it out of seasoned palmwood and stained it with some smelly minwax(early american). Then finished it off with Man o' War satin varnish. If you need a log like this, just tip you're local tree trimmer and throw in some Bohemia beers. The owner was 5' something and the tiki is 6'. The tiki is not high detail, but I focused on the basic form , lot's of curves and arcs. I wanted to keep this one.
Joined: Jun 03, 2002
From: Huntington Beach, California
|Posted: 2003-06-13 1:59 pm  Permalink|
Is the owner a member of TC? Ask him to come on over or share some pictures of his other pieces in his collection if he has any.
Joined: Apr 19, 2003
From: Goleta the good land
|Posted: 2003-06-14 10:07 pm  Permalink|
Chiki, nice carving, I wish I had your cell phone number the other day. I was walking by the courthouse to go to lunch, and the were removing one of the giant fan palms. It must have been at least 50 ft high and 3'wide at the base. They were just grinding chunks of it up! By the time I finished lunch that beauty was nothing but dust. I was disturbed all day, just thinking about it.
Joined: Jun 01, 2002
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
|Posted: 2003-06-17 09:25 am  Permalink|
VERY NICE!! Chiki, thanks for sharin the info on the finish. I like my dark browns but dats a nice color to. See you at Tiki Ti tomorrow.
JungleTrader I gave Al my number, he said you were trying to get a hold of me. Call Al up.