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Tiki carving questions about woods & finishes...
sailor lee
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Joined: Aug 21, 2003
Posts: 10
Posted: 2003-09-18 09:36 am   Permalink

Can any of you carvers suggest ways to stain and finish a tiki carved from cedar? Also, what woods are you guys from the midwest using?

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3379
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-09-18 12:11 pm   Permalink

I'll carve almost anything I can get... mostly prefer White Pine, Basswood and Linden... soemtimes Blue Spruce... pine, pine pine....

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3591
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-09-18 11:00 pm   Permalink

Ditto on pine. It's the inland Palmwood-cheap or free, carves beautifully in the right hands, finishes great in urethane, tung oil, or acrylic or torches nice and grainy, and dries at an acceptable rate. It will crack a little, but who likes a new looking tiki? I like mine to look like Goughin once stared at them and sipped absinthe while getting his daily massage from his Tahitian girlfriend.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2003-09-19 07:51 am   Permalink

BK, I think you meant "girlfriends". That dude (paul) had a life!

 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1904
From: socal
Posted: 2003-09-19 09:20 am   Permalink

I like that tung oil finish. It glows!

 
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SES
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Joined: Sep 14, 2003
Posts: 992
Posted: 2003-09-19 09:48 am   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: susane on 2004-01-20 06:13 ]


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-09-19 11:38 am   Permalink

Whatever....fellas, looks like we got us an intellectual up in here.

 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2990
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2003-09-19 11:40 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-09-19 09:48, SES wrote:
Gauguin



Gesundheit


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Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Freelance, Ph.D., Th.D., D.F.S


 
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SES
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Joined: Sep 14, 2003
Posts: 992
Posted: 2003-09-19 12:39 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: susane on 2004-01-20 06:14 ]


 
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sailor lee
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Joined: Aug 21, 2003
Posts: 10
Posted: 2003-09-25 8:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the input everyone. LakeSurfer I saw somewhere in the forum pages that you attended MIAD...do you do any 2d Tiki art?

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-09-28 1:54 pm   Permalink

A little... I'm actually surprised after disliking sculpture classes so much in school that I've found a passion for carving... I think its the subject... did you attend an art school?

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sailor lee
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Joined: Aug 21, 2003
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Posted: 2003-09-28 7:33 pm   Permalink

I studied at San Diego State and did the art core classes there and finished up my degree at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point after moving to Wisconsin in the early 90's. I didn't do any sculpture to speak of either but I'll be posting a pic of my first tiki carving as soon as I get image hosting and linking figured out. I am enjoying this kind of carving because the significance of the artwork is that it is tiki...no need to worry about hi art intellectualism and all of that. Very refreshing!

 
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