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Masher88
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From: Cleveland, OH
Posted: 2012-05-05 09:18 am   Permalink

Aloha everyone! I just started getting into routing and carving. This is something I just recently finished for our future Tiki Room/Bar. I can't decide if I should paint the routed out sections or leave them natural and just shellac the whole thing. Maybe use some bright colors on the mask part? But leave the rest bare? I'm afraid that if I paint it, it will look like something from a "party store", though. Any suggestions or comments would be welcome.
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The Granite Tiki
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Posted: 2012-05-05 09:22 am   Permalink

Nice! I vote for just shellac.

 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2012-05-05 09:28 am   Permalink

Use it as a stamp & paint, print wall paper.

 
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Masher88
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Posted: 2012-05-05 10:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-05 09:28, Will carve wrote:
Use it as a stamp & paint, print wall paper.



Ha! That would be a huge stamp! It's about 2'x3'


 
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skootiki
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Posted: 2012-05-05 10:22 am   Permalink

that looks great as it is.......I love the design

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-05-05 10:53 am   Permalink

Another option is colored stains. Leaves the wood grain and gives a noticeable but subdued coloration without the garish Party City look
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-05-05 11:30 am   Permalink

I would use wood stains as the look of the wood grain coming threw is
a nice finish.


 
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Masher88
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Posted: 2012-05-05 1:21 pm   Permalink

Maybe like a the Minwax "golden oak" stain? http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains/minwax-wood-finish#Colors
Would that need a poly coat or something afterwards?


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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-05-05 2:12 pm   Permalink

I vote for stain and shellac...that looks awesome!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-05-05 2:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-05 13:21, Masher88 wrote:
Maybe like a the Minwax "golden oak" stain? http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains/minwax-wood-finish#Colors
Would that need a poly coat or something afterwards?



Yes, seal it afterwards, Maybe a flat finish for this carving?


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-05-05 7:48 pm   Permalink

Finishing isn't my fave...

I just slap like 4 or 5 coats of golden pecan on my tikis & call it a day.

I've never even done a panel piece...

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-05-06 12:51 am   Permalink

golden pecan is my go to color on most of my woodwork too.


 
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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-05-06 01:04 am   Permalink

I've been doing some experiments with paint, it's hard to get right. For your panel I'd go for something like Howland's fantastic outrigger
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=18289&forum=7&vpost=314917



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Captain Jack
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From: Menifee, California
Posted: 2012-05-06 07:40 am   Permalink

I think there is enough contrast in the carving that it would work with just the shellac ... looks nice!
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2012-05-06 08:25 am   Permalink

I like the idea of paint. Look at Lake Surfers stuff for inspiration. Color can take a good carving and make it great. Router work is cool but in my mind you loose much of the hand-crafted aesthetic - adding paint may help.

 
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