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Here are a few of my recently carved tikis
Tuga's Tikis
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From: Lansing, Michigan
Posted: 2015-09-17 5:11 pm   Permalink


Here's my latest tiki totem. When finished it'll be a three faced totem standing 6'5" tall. I'll post more as I continue!


 
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Tuga's Tikis
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Posted: 2015-09-17 5:15 pm   Permalink


Here's a closer picture.
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Chainsaw10
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Joined: Aug 29, 2013
Posts: 9
Posted: 2015-09-17 5:27 pm   Permalink

Very nice stuff! That triple headed threeki is lookin great:)

 
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Tuga's Tikis
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From: Lansing, Michigan
Posted: 2015-09-21 11:54 am   Permalink




Finally got back to work on the Freaky Threeki. Like most I have a full time job. I also have a really bad fishing habit that I have to attend to weekly. Anyhow, this is where I am at this point in the project. He needs to dry out a little then I'll sand again and seal it up. I'll post the finished totem in a few days.


 
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Tuga's Tikis
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Posted: 2015-09-26 1:21 pm   Permalink




Freaky Threeki completed! On to the next project.


 
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Tuga's Tikis
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Posted: 2015-09-26 1:24 pm   Permalink


Picked up a load of new stock this morning. Two more loads to go. Gotta get stock piled for winter!
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Tuga's Tikis
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From: Lansing, Michigan
Posted: 2015-09-28 02:06 am   Permalink


Am I crazy? This is Kon! He is just under 8 ft and is pretty damn heavy. I was recently offered $700.00 for him which I turned down. I told myself that I wouldn't let him go for less then 800. What's the general consensus here on what to charge for our work? I under stand that everyone is different and all pieces are too, but is there a general rule of thumb? I have about 10 hrs of time into this piece.
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2015-09-28 07:02 am   Permalink

Pricing is the toughest part of trying to sell your carvings. If you have a finished tiki its easier to establish a price (you know how much work went into it) - trying to establish pricing on commissions is much more difficult. I say stick tour guns and demand what you expect - After all, you probably have more than 40 hours into it. Would you work a full-time job for $700/week? Most of my carving works out to be less than $10/hour! and people think I'm expensive!!

 
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Tuga's Tikis
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Posted: 2015-09-28 12:10 pm   Permalink

Thanks. Your right it's hard to figure out at times, but you also made a very good point about the job.
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DHTiki
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Joined: May 10, 2013
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From: Sunny Phoenix
Posted: 2015-09-29 09:27 am   Permalink

I think you're pretty close on the pricing. What I've read here, many folks use the $100/foot method. Use that as a base and vary it up or down based on complexity/time spent/etc.

You've only got 10 hours in that? Good grief, that'd take me weeks! Nice job...

Cheers!


 
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Tuga's Tikis
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Posted: 2015-10-06 4:52 pm   Permalink



Spent some time picking up new logs for the winter stock this past weekend. This is the part I hate worst, but a necessity if I'm going to be able to stay busy this winter.



 
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Tuga's Tikis
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Posted: 2015-10-08 5:23 pm   Permalink


Added some detail to Baby Kon.
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Posted: 2015-10-08 5:46 pm   Permalink


Pre-carving meditation.
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Posted: 2015-10-10 11:33 am   Permalink


King Gotapee
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Tuga's Tikis
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Posted: 2015-10-14 1:55 pm   Permalink



King Gotapee is finished. On to the next project. Aloha my friends!


 
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