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net-tiki
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Joined: Jan 28, 2004
Posts: 245
From: The Town of the Damned
Posted: 2004-10-15 12:32 pm   Permalink

Crazy Al isn't on your list. He is one of the best too. I dont carve, but I do agree with you.

 
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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-10-15 1:22 pm   Permalink



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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-10-15 1:25 pm   Permalink



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tikifreak
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Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-10-15 1:29 pm   Permalink





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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-10-15 1:33 pm   Permalink



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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-10-15 1:56 pm   Permalink



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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-10-18 11:33 am   Permalink



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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-10-18 3:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-15 07:02, tikifreak wrote:
Alrighty then......




Tiki G,

First of all, I like your work! Your style is definitely very unique and goes a long way in advancing the TIKI aesthetic!

Secondly, I respect that there are aspects of an artist's personal technique that may be considered "secret" or "proprietary". You've payed your dues in the development of your ability and style as well as any "trade secrets".

However...If I may quote the Tki Central Forum Index/Creating Tiki forum discription, "Carving, sculpting, molding, building, photographing, fabricating. Tikis, Tiki Bars, and "tropical" decor. Show off your work, ask questions, give and get tips." I don't believe anyone here is out to pirate your style or anyone else's. As a beginner I'm using this forum as directed to learn some basic carving fundamentals, help others when possible, as well as enjoy and support the work done by others in this community.

In respect to the nature of the forum, the cards are in your hands. One is free to submit (within reason) or not submit as he/she sees fit. "There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers."

Happy Tiki'ing!-FB





 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-10-18 9:31 pm   Permalink



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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-10-19 05:32 am   Permalink

Aaron, the "hmmmms" and the "oops" are from when I post a reply to my own post to put it to the top of the creating tiki forum. Means nothing but something to myself.

Yeah your right, I'm done with all this once again....I'm also "over it".

Thanks for all the compliments everyone and the interesting conversation.

Aaron, my web e-mail has been down for two days. I did see that you e-mailed, but I did not have a chance to reply through the
gary@badasstikis.com address, so I will private e-mail you through this forum.

Anyway, here you go........

Sketch out your idea on paper. Draw it on the log. Use your BIG chisels to make your first deep cuts. Graduate to your smaller gouges and chisels. Keep'em sharp. Die grinders with good carbide bits for the detail. Palm clogs the bits and your sand paper unless it is super dry. It took me a while to realize this. Who wants to wait for a log to dry for three months...I don't. I switched to White Pine. It carves better to me and sands better. I could care less if I ever carved another palm log as long as I live. That's my own opinion. Air die grinders with big sanding sleeves for the larger sanding areas. Small mini grinders for the really small detail. Change from lower grit to higher grit sleeves. Stain with a small art/paintbrush to keep the lines from bleeding if you choose. I do not usually worry about it because I put both colors on wet and blend them in like I was blending a watercolor. No solid lines....Torch'em, paint'em...whatever. Polyurethane'em, varnish'em or whatever up with a couple of coats and let'em ride.....Sounds pretty simple to me.

That's how I do it.

Glad you like my tikis Aaron and your interest in my trade. Good luck with your future endeavor.

Keep up the good work everyone else.

Tiki G.

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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-10-19 1:26 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Gary.

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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-11-05 07:37 am   Permalink



 
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2004-11-06 9:17 pm   Permalink

looks great, i like the bodies, i'm glad you started to add them to your new tikis, keep it up

 
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tikifreak
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Joined: Jan 15, 2003
Posts: 253
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
Posted: 2004-11-08 12:48 pm   Permalink

Much Thanks Octane. Yours are pretty rad in their own right. Looks like you got your groove on......

Tiki G.


 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-11-08 8:22 pm   Permalink

Hey freak - your full body tikis are looking great! I totally dig your style, and love the different pieces of furniture you've done. Your house must look pretty cool with all your merchandise in it...

Nice job, and thanks for keeping us posted with your carvings - they're very inspirational!
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