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Tiki Carving Tips?
TikiGuy
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Posted: 2002-09-12 6:06 pm   Permalink

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Turbogod
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Posted: 2002-09-12 10:42 pm   Permalink

I've got a few chisels. I do like using a Dremill Tool. Does the fine detail work and outlines well.

 
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tikitony
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Posted: 2002-09-13 01:23 am   Permalink

I like to throw my pet cHiggers at the wood to see what they outline for me, then I take all the credit.

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Posted: 2002-09-13 09:15 am   Permalink

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horizon mombo
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Joined: Sep 30, 2002
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From: Westminster,Calif.
Posted: 2002-10-02 4:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-07-09 12:43, Mattio wrote:
I went out and bought a set of chisels and a pair of gloves! I only wear one glove so the hand I am holding it with doesn't get splinters in it. I just started out on a small block of wood and now I am working on a small pole!


There are some other details,like proper
footwear so as not to lose a toe or foot as
"CC" risks all the time with his chain saw
and bare feet.
Manual cutting is slower but more controllable than is electric or gas.
I prefer electric saw for foam tikis,
and manual tools on wood.
Keep all body parts away from area downrange of the blade(Direction of force).
When, or if a chain saw is used,be prepared always for sht to occur.


 
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horizon mombo
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Joined: Sep 30, 2002
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From: Westminster,Calif.
Posted: 2002-10-02 4:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-07-12 11:36, Tiki By CC wrote:
Quote:

On 2002-07-09 08:00, bamboo ben wrote:
Before you start carving tiki, you must pray. Pray to not cut a finger off. Pray that the splinters don't hurt that bad for weeks.

Pray that the arthritus

won't come till later.
Good One BB! Should I send 'em my pic?!? -=CC=- Pray that you won't gouge your hand, leg or fore-arm.
Everything should be cool if none of this happens.
Enjoy!!





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horizon mombo
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From: Westminster,Calif.
Posted: 2002-10-02 4:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-07-09 12:43, Mattio wrote:
I went out and bought a set of chisels and a pair of gloves! I only wear one glove so the hand I am holding it with doesn't get splinters in it. I just started out on a small block of wood and now I am working on a small pole!


There are some other details,like proper
footwear so as not to lose a toe or foot as
"CC" risks all the time with his chain saw
and bare feet.
Manual cutting is slower but more controllable than is electric or gas.
I prefer electric saw for foam tikis,
and manual tools on wood.
Keep all body parts away from area downrange of the blade(Direction of force).
When, or if a chain saw is used,be prepared always for sht to occur.


 
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2002-10-03 12:35 pm   Permalink

Anybody know where to get a good set of v-shaped wood chisels?

 
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2002-10-03 1:23 pm   Permalink

They have/had some at Home Depot, in the tools section.



Here is my first carving. I think I am pretty done with this one.

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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2002-10-03 2:46 pm   Permalink

Try Rockler woodworking supply in Orange. You can try Flexcut chisels. These are american made and good for the price. Other brands of high quality are Two Cherries, Henry Taylor, and Robert Sorby.

 
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Kentiki
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From: Miami
Posted: 2002-10-03 3:13 pm   Permalink

Or also try Highland Hardware in Atlanta at:
http://www.tools-for-woodworking.com/

They sell online, but if you can go to this store, it's amazing!


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Caber-Net
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Manchester, CT
Posted: 2002-10-03 4:10 pm   Permalink


[Here is my first carving. I think I am pretty done with this one.
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www.woodcraft.com for all kinds of carving stuff.

btw turbo, what kind of wood did you end up using? I heard morning wood is not the best.

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Turbogod
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Posted: 2002-10-03 6:12 pm   Permalink

Don't know what kind of wood it is. My friend works at a golf course and when the trees get knocked over during the summer storms he gets the grounds guys to give him pretty decent sized logs. Probably elm.

 
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2002-10-03 7:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the help, I'm going to check out that place in Orange.

 
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stockup
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Joined: Apr 19, 2007
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Posted: 2007-04-20 11:49 am   Permalink

I have been trying my hand at tiki carving and made about 5 various ones. I look at some of the ones on this site, and I see my work has a little something left to be desired. I was wondering what type of tools everyone uses to get such smooth finishes on some that I have seen? I generally just used a 14inch chainsaw, but it becomes not useful on a 4foot log or less because of the detail I like. Then out of neccesity I would use flat chisels like you find in a hardware store I had lying around. I just got an arbortech power carving blade for a 4" die grinder. I think I can knock out a lot more big and some smaller areas with it to save time hand chipping away pieces. Any thoughts or tools you all find very helpful? I like the idea about using clay models to start with. I just purchased some the other day. I would love any thoughts on help at all in regards to my took selection. Also anyone have an idea about sealants like Teke oil or a prefered method anyone of you all use to keep them from rottin gif they are meant to be kept outside? I would appreciate any help! Just to show the results I get with a 14inch chainsaw and flat hardware store chisels here is a nearly complete one I just did. (minus sealing it and smoothing it, and burning to make the features stand out.) Also one I finished and burned and sealed in polyurethane. I know though there has to be some easier tools that make the work quick, and more professional.





 
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