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My first tiki (statue/sculpture)
DutchTiki
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Joined: Jun 19, 2015
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From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2015-06-23 04:01 am   Permalink

One day I had nothing to do, so I was looking for a creative chore. I happened to have a block of marlstone, so I decided to carve something out of it. I had no plan, but previously I read (had seen) something on the Internet about tikis and with those images in my head, I just started chopping and cutting (“indiscriminately”). This is the final result.
does it look like something, or should I look for another hobby?













 
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Will carve
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From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2015-06-23 04:24 am   Permalink

Does he bite?
You have a sharp eye.
How bout a full body guy?

[ This Message was edited by: will carve 2015-06-24 04:24 ]


 
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DutchTiki
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From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2015-06-23 05:58 am   Permalink

If he is really pissed off, he will absolutely bite!

A full body guy is planned, but first I need to purchase some more (and larger) marlstone blocks.
Right now, I'm also looking for a (carving) chainsaw, because in the near future, I also want to cut ("saw") wooden sculptures.


 
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Biotron2000
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From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2015-06-23 06:07 am   Permalink

I think you found the right hobby!

 
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2015-06-23 08:21 am   Permalink

Cool, clean carves Dutch!

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2015-06-23 10:21 am   Permalink

I think i need to get some marlstone! Can you send me your carved blocks and save me the trouble?

 
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DutchTiki
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From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2015-06-23 1:19 pm   Permalink

Thank you all!!

Quote:

On 2015-06-23 10:21, TheBigT wrote:
Can you send me your carved blocks and save me the trouble?



Because of the weight you'd be scared for the transportation costs
This one (Moai) would be better (cheaper), is merely 3cm





 
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Monkey Bizz
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Posted: 2015-06-24 01:12 am   Permalink

Very Clean!! Tering Strak man! What tools did you use?

 
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DutchTiki
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From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2015-06-24 05:45 am   Permalink

Dankjewel! (Thanks!) Monkey!

I use an ordinary handsaw (wood saw & hacksaw, for bigger and smaller parts), some (old) chisels / gouges (all for woodworking, marl is pretty easy to process) , a rasp and a number of (little) files.


(some pictures of the process...)

(Moai)










(Tiki)















 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2015-06-24 8:33 pm   Permalink

Very well done!
You have obviously carved things before, what did/do you carve before tikis?
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DutchTiki
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From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2015-06-25 01:07 am   Permalink

Thank you "4WD"!

To be honest these are my first 2 carving works, I never carved anything in my life before (maybe once or twice as a child in my school years during crafts classes)

By chance I got 2 beautiful marlstone blocks and because I do'm a "creative" person (Other hobbies: designing & model-/scale-/scratch-/maquette building), I thought I'd just gonne cut something out of those blocks (for in my “exotic” garden). I first made the Moai (more convenient form to practice), and then I made the tiki from the second block. (of course it cost me a few hours to make/cut them, but my motto is: If I want it, I can do it)


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2015-06-25 10:50 am   Permalink

Wow - if those are the first things you've ever carved, I foresee amazing things to follow!
Thanks for sharing the pictures; keep it up!



 
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amate
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Posted: 2015-06-26 05:32 am   Permalink

NICE!!!!!

 
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DutchTiki
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From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2015-06-28 09:22 am   Permalink

Thank you both! Nice to hear you like my work

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-06-28 2:27 pm   Permalink

I'm impressed! I had to look up marlstone, looks like it's a Netherlands thing - is it plentiful there? The background of the pictures looks much more tropical than I would expect that far north.

 
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