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Tiki Carvings - jbensch
jbensch
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Posted: 2012-06-01 08:02 am   Permalink

I'm pretty new to carving tiki's but here are a few examples. I'm still working on the large one, it needs quite a bit of detailing.

Comments are surely welcome.

I have a few more - considerably smaller made from aged maple from my backyard...I'll post a few more pictures soon.

Thanks for looking.



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anthonymaye
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Posted: 2012-06-01 08:23 am   Permalink

Wow nice work can't wait for the detail work.

 
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jbensch
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Posted: 2012-06-01 10:00 am   Permalink

This one was a request for a friend.

I used some dry maple from the yard.

Mapped out:



Finished:



 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2012-06-01 10:55 am   Permalink

Nice carves. They're lookin good. Should finish out nicely.

 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2012-06-01 11:11 am   Permalink

well done! dont stop!

 
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anchorfish
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Posted: 2012-06-02 11:08 pm   Permalink

Those look excellent!

 
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Cljha
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Posted: 2012-06-04 12:20 am   Permalink

Good work, I really dig the smaller one on the first pic and the maple one.
Out of curiosity, do you use the flexcut carving knife then the flexshaft (see on the last picture) for sanding?

Christophe

BTW, welcome on Tiki Central

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jbensch
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Posted: 2012-06-05 05:26 am   Permalink

Thanks Cljha! Yep, I use the regular Flexcut KN12 for everything but chipping out the open mouth and then sand with the mini-sand head and emory paper. I've been trying to figure out the proper speed for sanding...anything above 5 seems way too fast.

 
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jbensch
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Posted: 2012-06-05 06:52 am   Permalink

Just another small one I made from the dried maple:



I was given some dried cherry but my poor chisels can't seem to bite through easily. They lose their edge after just a few cuts. Hopefully I'll have some pics to share soon.

Thanks for looking!


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-06-05 11:14 am   Permalink

dude, those are VERY good for early efforts....way better than my firsties for sure...

keep 'em comin', and welcome to the party...


 
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Cljha
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Posted: 2012-06-05 11:24 am   Permalink

I understand you on the cherry, it is a superb wood, but very demanding on the tools. I had my first try recently
Good luck

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CaddyDaddy
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Posted: 2012-06-05 6:30 pm   Permalink

Excellent detail! I will be using some of your design ideas for my next carving. Keep it coming.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-06-05 8:21 pm   Permalink

Keep on truckin

 
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jbensch
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Posted: 2012-06-06 05:33 am   Permalink

Thanks everyone! I have a few more and should have pics up soon. I liberated a larger piece of walnut from a downed tree last fall, it's been drying in my work-area for the last few months...it's just waiting for the blade. I'd love to get my hands on some palm, but it isn't the easiest wood to get here in Pittsburgh.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-06-06 07:56 am   Permalink

Yep, palms not a "burgh-thing"

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