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Basement Kahuna -New Maori Bone Pendant 3/04
Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2009-11-04 12:52 pm   Permalink

Love 'em! The wood on that tewhatewha is to die for. Don't make us wait so long next time!
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Tahitiki
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 324
From: San Jose
Posted: 2009-11-04 6:42 pm   Permalink

Beautiful, I love the stain / finish job, museum quality my friend.

 
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2009-11-04 8:00 pm   Permalink

that's the second best taiaha i've ever seen.

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-11-05 02:57 am   Permalink

BK it's about time you started carving and posting pic's of your great stuffs again. These new pieces look like the BK of Old with a bit of refinement thrown in. Excellent detail on both pieces and the Altar Image as well.
I'd love to see some Macro shots of all 3 so we could see how you did the details. Looks like you are getting comfortably settled into your new shop,, got Pic's?

Enjoyed the chat the other day!
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2009-11-05 2:28 pm   Permalink

awesome work bk

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2009-11-08 9:13 pm   Permalink

Just finished this 3 inch Teko pendant in bone. Backbreaker's worth of detail in this one..
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2009-11-08 9:14 pm   Permalink

P.S. Thanks everyone for the kind words. Aloha!

 
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2009-11-09 12:17 pm   Permalink

Love those long-weapons BK! I was talking to an accomplished Maori woodcarver a few months back and he told me that the most common wood used for such was/is native NZ manuka or kanuka (slight differences between the two): a very hard slow growing 'scrub' around these parts, grows quite tall and spindly and has a real springiness to the boughs (also good for staking climbing beans). The most interestng thing I learned was that to prep the wood it was often weighted down in a running stream for at least a year(!)to flush out resins which otherwise cause splitting when drying. I spoke to another guy who was fashioning a walking/talking (tokotoko) stick from the same, who claimed his timber had spent 5yrs underwater and a further 2yrs slowly drying - and I though patience was needed for stone grinding..
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2009-11-10 07:52 am   Permalink

Interesting! I had never heard these methods.. only the fire and smoke hardening. Great to get info from these old carvers. These really are lost art forms. True...patience is a virtue when carving anything as we all know. The walnut used here was part of a ridge of old growth that was cut near Franklin North Carolina long ago. This tree was 200-plus years old when cut. I have had it pressed in my stock pile along with a few other pieces for 7 years. Not quite the same process, but not quite the same geography. I am literally tracing around tracings to get the maximum use out of all of it I can..It's beautiful stuff, but Taiaha sized lengths are something I have to pull everything out to find anymore. I heard also that there is a species of Podocarpus that grows in New Zealand that was used for weapons. I would love to get my hands on some of those woods to try them on for size. I could do a lot with them. For now I used the prettiest and cleanest woods I can find around here.


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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-11-10 08:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-11-08 21:13, Basement Kahuna wrote:
Just finished this 3 inch Teko pendant in bone. Backbreaker's worth of detail in this one..



Awesome. As are the two weapons you posted. The polishing work on those is really fine. I can just imagine the back pain putting in the detail on this guy too. Ugh.


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2010-01-04 5:38 pm   Permalink

Another black walnut Taiaha...last piece of this great wood I have for now. This fine weapon goes to our resident playboy adventurer Traveling Jones

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2010-01-04 5:40 pm   Permalink

More photos
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-01-04 7:16 pm   Permalink

Excellent pieces here BK, Love the Taiaha. no one does'um like you. "bout time you woke up and started posting some Good stuff!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2010-01-04 11:47 pm   Permalink

Nice chops bruddah!

Miss you round these parts, may 2010 be full of woodchips for ya!
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tikimecula
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Joined: Apr 27, 2004
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From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2010-01-12 9:19 pm   Permalink

NICE BK!

I see this one is a wee bit different that the other Taiaha you have made/posted. Dig it.
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