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Some of my Tiki carvings
Chainsaw10
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Joined: Aug 29, 2013
Posts: 3
Posted: 2013-08-29 7:07 pm   Permalink

Hey all! Just recently found this forum. I am amazed at some of the awesome work you guys are doin!! Lots of inspiration:)
My name is Jim Haggart. I've been carving with a chainsaw full time for about 18 years now. I'm located in NY state.
I carve all kinds of animals but nothing would make me happier than to carve Tikis full time. ....I be sick of makin bears!!
But here's a few pics of my recent Tikis









 
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Grimbo
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Joined: Dec 24, 2011
Posts: 25
From: Canberra Australia
Posted: 2013-08-30 05:36 am   Permalink

Wow. Some awesome work. Welcome to tiki central.

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2135
From: So FL
Posted: 2013-08-30 06:49 am   Permalink

Great stuff. Welcome aboard.

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2135
From: So FL
Posted: 2013-08-30 06:50 am   Permalink

Great stuff. Welcome aboard.

 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 825
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2013-08-30 12:04 pm   Permalink

SCARY! Nice work Jim, burn all bears.

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1245
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2013-08-30 1:28 pm   Permalink

That's some skills! Welcome. What kind of logs are those?

 
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Bruddah Bear
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Joined: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 628
From: Los Angeles Basin, Westside
Posted: 2013-08-30 1:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-08-30 12:04, cy wrote:
burn all bears.



AHEM!



Something wrong with bears?

Jim,

First off, welcome to Tiki Central.

I can certainly understand wanting to branch out and try new things, "same old, same old" gets pretty boring after a bit. It looks like you've been influenced by the "Florida Aesthetic." Just a heads up, some folks really like it, and some don't care for it at all and prefer more traditional styles, some like brightly painted tikis, others hate them, so please don't run way if you hear a critical word or two on your tikis.

You have skills, and from what I see in that first pic, you carve a damn nice bear (I happen to be rather fond of bears), maybe one day I'll order one from you.



 
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Chainsaw10
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Joined: Aug 29, 2013
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Posted: 2013-08-30 5:12 pm   Permalink

Hey guys.....thanks so much for the compliments!,...
I actually don't paint all my tikis that brightly. The triplet group was an order for a customer and he wanted them to look freaky:)

The three are made out of sassafras logs. The single first tiki is Virginia juniper(red cedar).


 
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Chainsaw10
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Posted: 2013-08-30 5:21 pm   Permalink

Here's two tikis that i made today.

The tall guy is just roughed out with the chainsaw and not quite finished. He's gonna hold a torch when he's done.....and I may give him some teeth instead of the closed mouth( not sure yet). Made from catalpa wood.

The short fat tiki is a sassafras log about three feet wide. I guesstimate that it weighs about 500 pounds. Friggin heavy!!





 
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Tikilizard
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Joined: Aug 19, 2006
Posts: 373
Posted: 2013-08-31 4:45 pm   Permalink

Sweet

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3757
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-08-31 5:55 pm   Permalink

Kool

 
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Trailerpark Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2010
Posts: 351
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-10-26 2:36 pm   Permalink

Welcome to TC. Nice skills.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2234
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2013-10-26 3:59 pm   Permalink

Mr Brudda Bear,

that is not "florida style"... that is "Wayne Coombs influence"...

Please remember that Benzart, Will, Aloha & myself are all Florida based, and we don't do Coombs stuff.


 
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