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Caution: Trailerpark Tiki has chisels ...and a grinder
Trailerpark Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-10-10 7:03 pm   Permalink

Well, I wasn't too pleased with tiki #1, so he's in a corner in my yard. But tiki #2 was a piece of Las Vegas Mesquite tree that was a very hard wood.


Its never too early to start them on tiki!

This pic is before I bought a carving work bench and decent chisels. (back ache time)


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Trailerpark Tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-10 7:08 pm   Permalink

He was starting to take shape...


But something was missing... COCKTAILS!


I wasn't sure how to form the mouth, then a big piece broke off. So, I didn't want to make it worse. I kept the silly mouth but hey, I learned from my mistake.



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Trailerpark Tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-10 7:18 pm   Permalink

So, I did a little tiki bonding with the labradoodle dog.

Then I let him sample my Mai Tais.

Here I am celebrating after he got stained and shellacked. Strumming a happy tune on my uke.


 
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Trailerpark Tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-10 7:26 pm   Permalink

Now I have the carving bug. By the time I finished him I bought chisels, a planer, a grinder and a work bench. I learned how not to do the mouth and how I should have done the chin. Well, there's always the next tiki!

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-10-10 7:40 pm   Permalink

Cool, I've wanted to see a mesquite tiki. It's very pretty wood when it's polished. Mesquite is also really, really heavy so I'm impressed.
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KeverC
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From: Palm Bay FL
Posted: 2012-10-10 7:47 pm   Permalink

welcome to TC. careful the tiki bug can lead to a very expensive hobby lol. the people here on TC are great and very helpful. that is a sweet tiki.

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-10-10 8:06 pm   Permalink

TPT looks like you're having fun! That mesquite turned out good with the 2 colors of sapwood and heartwood. Plus you can use the leftovers to smoke ribs!
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-10-10 8:17 pm   Permalink

yeah bro, that's a solid firstie...and you should be proud of it...

I just sent you a pm...


 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-10-11 05:36 am   Permalink

Unfortunately there are no pesticides that will get rid of this kind of bug...you're just gona have to live with it.

Carve on!


 
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Trailerpark Tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-11 09:39 am   Permalink

Thanks for the comments and I welcome any advice or tips. @MDM I never thought about smoking ribs. Great idea! I'm working on tiki #3 out of the last piece of mesquite. I hope he comes out OK. Will post pics soon.

 
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Trailerpark Tiki
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Posted: 2012-10-29 11:30 pm   Permalink

Here is tiki number 3.



 
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Trailerpark Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-01 10:06 pm   Permalink

I scored some logs today. More tikis to come.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-28 6:13 pm   Permalink

Dude
How did i miss your carving post?
Way cool
See you and your bar on the 1st for the chop

Jon
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