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Tiki Rancher breaks out the Chisels!
tikirancher
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Joined: Mar 26, 2012
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2012-08-30 7:44 pm   Permalink

After completing the Bora Bora Bamboo Barn, my tiki enthusiasm has only grown... if you haven't checked out the barn yet go to the home tiki bar page / bora bora bamboo barn topic. or check out my blog for more carving pics and bamboo madness. www.tikirancher.blogspot.com

This is the first Tiki I've ever carved its about 18" tall x 6" round. I designed it as I carved...not very authentic but fun. I used a pine post (not the best material but great practice) bought some mid grade carpenters chisels and started pounding some pine. I took me about 4 hours to complete in a couple of sessions. I then decided to polychrome it since the pine wood grain wasn't the prettiest. Enjoy the tikiness!





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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-08-31 04:55 am   Permalink

Awesome first carve Rancher!

Looking forward to more from you.

Aren't those posts "treated" wood? I see them around here and they are coated with something that has a greenish hue to it. Thus I have stayed away from it.

Mahalo

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tikirancher
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2012-08-31 05:41 am   Permalink

Thanks McTiki,
no they weren't pressure treated. They were some specialty lumber used for a restaurant I worked on recently. Twin Peaks in Atlanta GA. They seem to be very stable as far as holding together. I'm going to use bass wood on the next and then I have a small dogwood tree I pulled out of my yard while constructing the barn. We'll see how that carves too.
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-08-31 08:45 am   Permalink

That's really impressive for a first carving!

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-09-01 08:37 am   Permalink

nice firstie bro...

just be careful with any "treated" wood...they use poisonous chemicals & breathing the sawdust can be bad, even fatal....


 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-09-01 08:41 am   Permalink

Lookin good...you've obviously caught the bug...now keep on it!

 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2012-09-01 4:42 pm   Permalink

Great job - love the backyard!!!

 
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Captain Jack
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Posted: 2012-09-05 11:18 am   Permalink

Good work! A golden tiki .... interesting!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-09-05 1:03 pm   Permalink

1st carve
Wow
I think I tossed my 1st 10 or so in a fire pit

Good job
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tikirancher
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2012-09-06 12:53 pm   Permalink

Golden tiki - well it was a pine log and the grain looked like shit..so I started busting out the rattle cans and had some hammer tone bronze that seemed to fit the bill.
I've got a couple other small ones almost done now...will post in the next couple of days...


 
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tikirancher
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2012-10-05 11:17 am   Permalink

Finally had the time to carve #2 and #3! These were carved out of bass wood and stained to get the look I was looking for. The round bald headed one I made for my son Austin's 5th birthday. The second square one is going to be for sale on my etsy bamboobarn store once I mount it on the frame work I created. Kind of a wall hanging piece. Enjoy











 
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cy
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Posted: 2012-10-05 11:37 am   Permalink

Very nice work tikirancher.

 
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tysonlee
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Posted: 2012-10-06 03:35 am   Permalink



Experiment on a scrap piece of wood first. Do you want it burnt for the smell? or for the texture? Paint and stain can be use in combination with the flame. If done right you should not be able to tell the difference. I suggest stain/painting first and then burn and brush.
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-10-06 08:28 am   Permalink

nice work.

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2012-10-06 4:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-10-06 03:35, tysonlee wrote:


Experiment on a scrap piece of wood first. Do you want it burnt for the smell? or for the texture? Paint and stain can be use in combination with the flame. If done right you should not be able to tell the difference. I suggest stain/painting first and then burn and brush.




Tysonlee, your post looks JUST LIKE a post from AlohaStation. How very odd...
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=43968&forum=7&vpost=654268

Clearly you're not here for the right reasons.





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