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Record07
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Joined: Dec 17, 2012
Posts: 16
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-01-04 9:06 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone. I am a newbie here and I just started carving. I recently got the tiki fever and I have done a few tiki's recently. I thought I would post a few pics to see what kind of comments I would get. I used a chainsaw and an angle grinder to carve these tiki's. I used a queen palm for one of the carvings. I am sure you can figure out which one is the queen palm. I'm not sure what type of palm I used for the second carving? And the third carving was done using a piling cut off. Any and all comments are welcome. Thanks for looking.







 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 500
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2013-01-05 05:05 am   Permalink

Must be something in the left coast water,
makes you guys carve Tikis.
Good start.
That's how we all start.
They get better each time.
What's next?
That last one pressure treated?


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2013-01-05 05:36 am   Permalink

Pretty good firsties for sure Record07! Yeah, lots of carvers popping up around these parts lately. Welcome to TC. Pressure treated wood (pilings,green wood, yella wood) can hurt you if you come in contact with the dust. Be careful!

Mahalo

McTiki


 
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Record07
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Joined: Dec 17, 2012
Posts: 16
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-01-05 06:41 am   Permalink

Thanks guys.

Will...yes, the last one is pressure treated. I found a bunch of dock piling cutoffs at the beach. I thought I might be able to practice on them. I don't know if I am going to use them again? First off, I was concerned about carving that type of wood (pressure treated, green, yellawood). Like McTiki said it's pretty nasty stuff. I was pretty careful not to inhale the dust when carving it. I wore a respirator when carving that one. Secondly, it wasn't that easy to carve. Pretty hard wood that kept layering and coming off in chunks. As far as what's next goes, I'm going to stick with using palm trees for my tikis right now. I do have some oak pieces and some Australian pine I picked up a few weeks ago. I might try using that wood as well. I really like pjc5150's work and I hope to get as good as him some day. I have also been itching to buy a nice set of chisels and gouges. I have a few cheapie chisels I can play with right now. I am still just learning and figuring out what works for me. Right now, I just want to keep trying to make better tikis. This site has really helped guide me in the right direction. I don't know where I contracted the tiki fever, but I like it.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2013-01-05 10:06 am   Permalink

those are good firsties bro....

I thought you were coming over one day


 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2013-01-05 10:08 am   Permalink

The Aussie Pine will definately be a better choice! The pine really holds details! Oak is way hard, but worth it if you have the patience.

Have fun!

Mahalo!

McTiki


 
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Record07
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Joined: Dec 17, 2012
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-01-05 4:10 pm   Permalink

Pjc5150.... Yes I am definitely going to come over. The holidays just got in the way. But I will be there. How often do you get a chance to get coached by a master? I can't pass up an opportunity like that. Hopefully next week?

 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2013-01-05 5:42 pm   Permalink

lol...well bro, as far as florida goes, "the master" is a guy named Benzart Davis, and he lives on the east coast...right behind him would be Will Anders....and then there's the rest of us....lol... The nice thing is that you have the benefit of being able to communicate with both of those guys here.

I am but a humble student. I just stumbled over tikis a few years before you did...

but yeah man, come over & hang out. I'll show you some stuff...


 
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Record07
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Joined: Dec 17, 2012
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-02-03 9:06 pm   Permalink

Ok... so I want to post a few more pics. I took on an ambitious project of carving a large tiki (inspired by pjc5150 carvings). It is in the rough stages, I ordered the sculptors set of the flexcut chisels a few weeks back and I have been waiting for them to arrive before moving forward on the large Lano. I think they will be here tomorrow? Hopefully???.....I know they have been shipped, just itching to get them. The other pic is of my first tiki attempt. It is pretty much complete except for stain and varnish. I am not sure if I am going to stain it??? I want to play with removing a little of the burning to make it look better. And I think I might just varnish it after that??? Any thought????









 
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Record07
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Joined: Dec 17, 2012
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-02-04 6:42 pm   Permalink

I got my new Flexcut sculptors set today and decided to start a new tiki. I am carving this out of Aussie Pine. I had an itch after getting my new Flexcuts and couldnt wait to use them. So here is my new project. I just got it roughed out today. So it still needs alot of work.






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pjc5150
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Posted: 2013-02-05 3:19 pm   Permalink

very cool bro...

come by the house and I'll give you a nice piece of hardwood to use your new chisels on....some stuff that'll feel like cutting cold butter compared that Aussie pine shit...

if you're gonna take the time to chisel hardwood, you might as well use something nice...


 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-02-05 3:25 pm   Permalink

and I like that kanaloa-looking deal you got started there...

but he needs some knees...remember, from the peak of the chest (nips) to the the top of the knees is a big v-cut, and then from the knees to the feet is another, smaller v-cut...you got this bro...


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Trailerpark Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-05 3:26 pm   Permalink

Dude, you are rockin and rollin. Looking good. I am a new carver too. Working on my 4th tiki now.

 
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Record07
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Joined: Dec 17, 2012
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-03-05 6:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks Jeff. I might have to take you up on that wood offer. Sorry I didnt respond sooner. I have had a lot going on and havent been on the site lately.

Trailerpark tiki....thanks for the compliment.

Ok... I know this isnt a tiki....but I wanted to post pics anyway. I guess you could say this is my first panel???? I am carving this for a friends dad. He asked me if I could do the Marine Corp. emblem and I thought I would give it a try. I saw this stump and it was calling for me to carve something out of it. So here is where I am so far.







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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2013-03-05 7:15 pm   Permalink

Craving like that into the end grain is tough. You pulled it off - good job!

 
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