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Carvings by Atomic Mess
McTiki
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Posted: 2012-08-04 4:01 pm   Permalink

That is an awesome way to bring an otherwise boring frame to life.

Thank you for sharing!

Mahalo

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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-08-05 08:25 am   Permalink

Thanks again guys, here's the end product-




It's an improvement on the original, if I do say so myself ;]



I didn't want to do too much on the frame in case it distracts from the picture...



this is one of the lino prints I've been working on for awhile, you can check them out on my website -link below- if you're interested. I've got a couple more of these projects in mind, stay tuned...

Mahalo,


www.atomicmess.com



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TheBigT
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Posted: 2012-08-05 08:40 am   Permalink

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Super nice!!! Been wanting to try jazzing up a frame just like this for a while. Maybe soon. Luv the print too!



 
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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-08-08 09:27 am   Permalink

Thanks Big T!

back to the chipping, there's a few firsts for me on this one-
1. I thought I'd try a Marquesan style carving for a channge
2. I'm going to to start with a round 'log' shape piece of wood rather than my usual block
3. First try of the knives recommended to me by Alohastation, you find them here if you're based in the UK-
http://www.thebushcraftstore.co.uk/warren-carving-kit---7-bladed-2374-p.asp

The wood is from a mixed pack I got from a wood turner who had to stop cos of bad health. There was a weird pattern (I don't know the technical term) engraved on the surface-



So I sawed a piece off and started cutting off the bumps and roughing out shapes-





I decided to leave some of the grooves in, maybe they can become part of the design, otherwise I'll take them out later...



it's beginning to remind me of Zoidberg at this point-



more to come, mahalo








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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-08-08 2:38 pm   Permalink

heard this on Twitter for anyone who's interested-

http://chicagoist.com/2012/08/07/want_to_buy_a_real_trader_joes_tiki.php

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McTiki
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Posted: 2012-08-08 4:42 pm   Permalink

This is gonna rock....

You never cease to amaze...

Mahalo

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-08-08 6:11 pm   Permalink

Frame rocks
New one lookin good


 
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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-08-09 09:15 am   Permalink

thanks again guys, here's some progress-





The new knife is nice to use, easy to control, thanks Alohastation-



back to the gouges-




The loops on the back are not symmetrical, I assumed there was an even number of 'bands' cut into the wood when I started and used these as guide to draw...turns out there were 15 but I didn't notice until well into the carve, duh.



nearly there, thanks for looking









 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-08-09 12:06 pm   Permalink

that's looking good!

I like it...


 
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anthonymaye
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Posted: 2012-08-09 4:30 pm   Permalink

i really like it way cool

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-08-09 7:34 pm   Permalink

Lookin good.........

 
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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-08-13 10:35 am   Permalink

ok he's done, mahogany, 21cm tall-











thanks to everyone who looks and especially those leave feedback!




 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2012-08-13 8:03 pm   Permalink

dude! that is so freakin sweet! I had no idea where you were gonna go with that weird shaped log from the wood turner. Damn!


 
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Quinntiki
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Posted: 2012-08-15 6:12 pm   Permalink

I LOVE your carvings - they have so much life and character. And being an artist too, I'm all about the process and love seeing your step-by-step photos. Makes you appreciate all the hard work!

I've seen your prints on etsy, but have you tried selling some of your carvings? Maybe etsy's not the right place, but do you have another forum for selling these? Seems like they'd be great for bars.

Or maybe you don't want to part with them - wouldn't blame you!
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-08-15 10:46 pm   Permalink

best one yet!


 
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