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Record07's first carvings
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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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