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RIOTURBAN
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Joined: Jul 03, 2012
Posts: 87
From: Germany
Posted: 2012-10-28 06:51 am   Permalink

Hello Tikimaniacs,
here are some tiki carving process pics of my tikis,
wanted to start one big topic for my "how to" pics so that i don`t have to open one for every single piece.
hope you can get something out of it for your own works.
best wishes and happy carving-RIOTURBAN

"THE WOODPECKER"

the design


rough shape




sanding the surface




working on details


chamfer the cutting edges to avoid splintering




after cleaning the surface by sanding it i add a layer of shellac to avoid further contamination


add more details





now i apply the decoration


one of the last steps is to put in the eyes(i always put in the eyes after chiseling. the eyes make the tiki become alive and i dont want to chisel on a living tiki )


now i apply shellac and the tiki is finished!



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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1953
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-10-28 07:00 am   Permalink

This is an incredible piece! Well done!

Thank for sharing

Mahalo

McTiki


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-10-28 08:45 am   Permalink

Awesome detail

 
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Creative Chimp
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Posted: 2012-10-28 4:44 pm   Permalink

Beautiful design. I liked your other step by step post carving too. You have a really cool style

 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2012-10-28 5:28 pm   Permalink

Chamfer? Was ist los? Only fooling Rio, thanks for the lesson on attention to details!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-10-28 5:45 pm   Permalink

very nice!

 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
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Posted: 2012-10-29 05:16 am   Permalink

Love your stuff! Fresh and very nicely done.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2012-10-29 07:25 am   Permalink

Beautiful work....fresh and exciting! Very cool.

 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-11-01 11:29 am   Permalink

thanks for the detailed steps. Are you using the masking tape as a guide or to protect the wood from your gouge?

 
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RIOTURBAN
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From: Germany
Posted: 2012-11-03 12:54 am   Permalink

Thank you all!i`m glad you like it!
@cy-hehe,youre right-i guess thats typically german:-)
@Atomic Mess- i use it as a guide.sometimes i also use elastic straps as a guide to draw straight lines on a curved surface


 
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RIOTURBAN
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From: Germany
Posted: 2012-11-03 01:04 am   Permalink

one of my first ones









 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-11-03 06:52 am   Permalink

Very cool Rio. Interesting how you shellac it before you do the detail work then again when you are done. Smart!
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RIOTURBAN
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From: Germany
Posted: 2012-11-03 12:44 pm   Permalink

thank you!saves me from a lot of sanding!

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-11-03 12:49 pm   Permalink

wow...

that last one you did is really good man...

excellent detailing & finishing...


 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-11-07 11:32 am   Permalink

Nice work! Quite a contrast in style from the last one.

 
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