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For the Love of Tiki
For the Love of Tiki
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Joined: Feb 19, 2013
Posts: 89
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-20 12:14 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone,
I've been admiring all of the tiki creations here from the sidelines for a while now. Been getting inspired & checking out everyone's various techniques as to how to go about it - and then, couldn't resist any longer & had to jump on in. The result being, that I've actually been carving for about a year and a half now.
I'll begin by posting some pics of my first tikis - until I get caught up to the present.



This was my first go at tiki carving. The wood is cedar - a soft wood.



Here's Tiki #2



A little stain and they really come alive.



Inlaid abalone for the eyes.



And here's a group shot of my first three tikis. #3 is on the far right. They're all from cedar, about 4' tall and 10" in width. #2 was real challenging - but all were fun to do.


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-02-20 12:40 pm   Permalink

very cool bro. nice firsties...

welcome to the party...


 
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RIOTURBAN
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Joined: Jul 03, 2012
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From: Germany
Posted: 2013-02-20 1:29 pm   Permalink

Welcome aboard!the family is getting bigger!!!

 
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For the Love of Tiki
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Posted: 2013-02-20 1:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-20 12:40, pjc5150 wrote:
very cool bro. nice firsties...

welcome to the party...


Thanks


 
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For the Love of Tiki
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Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-20 1:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-20 13:29, RIOTURBAN wrote:
Welcome aboard!the family is getting bigger!!!


Thanks, Rioturban. It has taken me a while to get signed up - but glad to finally be here.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-20 4:07 pm   Permalink

Great stuff
Keep going
More pics
Step by step pics too


Jon


 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2013-02-20 4:32 pm   Permalink

Nice to see some new blood for the love of tiki, an impressive first 3.

 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2013-02-20 6:03 pm   Permalink

Very nice work! Thanks for jumping in.

Well done

Mahalo and welcome

McTiki


 
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amate
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Posted: 2013-02-21 05:42 am   Permalink

Off to a great start. Keep it rollin'

 
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For the Love of Tiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-21 08:29 am   Permalink

Hey hang10tiki, cy, McTiki & amate…. Glad to meet everyone and thanks for the warm welcome.

I call this tiki - Mort Jagger. Inspiration comes from the famous Trader Mort's Tiki but I wanted to give him a Mick Jagger tongue - although survey sez it turned out more like Gene Simmons of KISS. I had these short leftover bamboo pieces from another project and added a King Kukulele style crown. BTW, the "SD" Native sign is for San Diego - and not- South Dakota.



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For the Love of Tiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-21 5:09 pm   Permalink

I've always liked this tiki style - so thought, I'd give it a try.



 
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Trailerpark Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-02-21 7:14 pm   Permalink

Welcome, great tikis. My first tiki sure didn't look that cool. But I guess I'm a little artistically challenged...

 
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For the Love of Tiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-24 5:23 pm   Permalink

I ran through all of the cedar wood that I had and then got a hold of some palm wood. This was my first palm wood tiki. It was a quickie. I really just wanted to cut into it and get a feeling as to what to expect from palm wood as compared to the cedar.



Here are Tikis #11 & 12.
Tiki #11 (Java Joe) is from a Mexican Fan Palm & Tiki #12 is from a Queen Palm.
I did a YouTube video on these if you'd like to check out the process:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSH7KDQcnMo



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For the Love of Tiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-24 5:58 pm   Permalink

Here's Tiki #13 - from a Queen Palm. Check out the video for start to finish process. I have a feeling you guys might really like the song "Church of the Tiki God.'
For the Love of Tiki #13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuzvlvjIdZc



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For the Love of Tiki
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Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-02-24 6:11 pm   Permalink

Tiki #14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICUepB-D6lA





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