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A Tiki Carver's Studio Space
Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-11-30 11:20 pm   Permalink

Since we are sharing finished product and methodology, how about a thread for the nursery where these tikis are born? Carvers, if you could, please share some insight into your workspace, organization skills and wood storage...

I'll start us off... My wahine and I rent in an older duplex but I'm glad for the basement space I have to work in, in the summer I work back in the garage and driveway...

My small but cozy workspace...







Tool layout on a quick little shelf I put up...


Raw materials: No palms in this northern carver's stash, pine, birch, linden, basswood and whatever else I can get my mits on...



Long wood pile... including a few straight 12 foot pines that are going to become poles like the one's in Trader Vics...




Thicker wood pile and some "in progress" tikis...



Sanding booth for finishing...



Home sweet home!

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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-12-01 12:01 pm   Permalink

great space! my space sucks! I work in my drive way. As soon as I get a house then I'll get a studio. Do you have heat? must be cold during the winter! HO! wish i had da large logs you got layin around. da bigga da mo betta!

 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2003-12-01 1:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-12-01 12:01, GECKO wrote:
great space! my space sucks! I work in my drive way. As soon as I get a house then I'll get a studio. Do you have heat? must be cold during the winter! HO! wish i had da large logs you got layin around. da bigga da mo betta!



I wish I could work in your drive way.
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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: 2003-12-01 2:01 pm   Permalink

Good idea, Lake! I'll put some shots of "The Volcano" up soon(In which all my things tiki are forged)...

 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-12-01 7:54 pm   Permalink

Gecko... that little grey thing under the Rip Curl poster is my little electric heater... it adds a little warmth in the cold basement... but ya just gotta swing that hammer faster to stay warm!

I gotta go with freddie on his comment... I would kill to have your driveway to carve in... I'll trade you for my cold basement!


 
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-12-01 10:42 pm   Permalink

freddiefreelance, you are FUNNY!

Why would you want to look at my view of two waterfalls with green lush jungle with mist hovering over the mountains and the sounds of exotic birds doing anoying bird calls all day sipping on tropical drinks while you carve tiki's in a pair of shorts and slippahz?? I hate waterfalls!

I would rather be in da lakes freezin basement with that mother of all heaters.....ahhhhh paradise.

ok, I guess I shouldn't complain.
You've seen my drive way enough so heres a couple pics of a friends work shop up da street. He works with foam. those are some 12ft tikis that he rents out. He's made better



pics around my exotic jungle I call home



that is my work shop view.


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2003-12-01 11:06 pm   Permalink

How can you guy's work in such "Clean" studios??? Actually, I swept a few weeks ago. Baby steps! Baby steps!

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-12-01 11:57 pm   Permalink

Clean? What's that mean? Here's a few snaps of the volcano...the chisel caddy...the 7 1/2 foot pole for Hale Tiki (same theme as the little guys), the rickety old furniture, the weapon blanks about to become deadly instruments...Hey, do you see that pottery Chinese divider on the chair? (looks like the old Trader Vic's green dividers but russett orange) Anybody know where how or where I can recast these?

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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-12-02 12:36 am   Permalink

Very nice Gecko... inspiration all around you, and a rich history to soak in!

BK... I'm small time compared to your estate there... the pole looks great so far!


 
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
Posts: 1140
From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2003-12-02 08:11 am   Permalink

Lake surfer, nice! I love the stand you use to hold the soon to be tikis. I carved mine sitting in my back yard, my back still hurts!

Gecko, that compound looks awesome, what a cool place, and the scenery, man the scenery! Maybe I'll be fortunate enough to visit some day.

Basement, damn!

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-12-02 09:47 am   Permalink

I'd still rather have Gecko's joint....

 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2003-12-02 11:26 pm   Permalink

Gecko, BK, you'll like these! This was today's pickup in the 'ol 4 door Accord... my arborist friend brought down three 40 foot blue spruce yesterday...





I'm headed back to the country club where he works tomorrow morning to get most of the rest... they'll sit in the garage until I can get to them and debark... lotsa work ahead of me but I'm stocking up for the long cold winter...

tikitony, you should see the Honda with these logs hanging out as I go down the road... poor car...

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Geeky Tiki
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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From: Las vegas
Posted: 2003-12-04 09:59 am   Permalink

Killer.

Those are all just killer.

What enviable skills!

You guys should all open Tiki Central Forum Shops. I bet the riff raff here would keep your sales brisk!


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-12-07 7:04 pm   Permalink

My studio.
In the background near the palm trees you'll see where I've been digging in the dirt. (It's what I do best) I'm building a pond there. <pours a Trader Vic's Mai Tai cocktail straight out of the bottle> I'm considering posting pics of the construction and evolution of....the next Tiki Jungle Primordial Bog.....why do I love the words primordial bog? oooohh! Awwwww! It's just sooo primitive!


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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
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From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2003-12-07 8:35 pm   Permalink

you musta been way lOw riding in that hOnda Lake. Jungle trader, whats the deal, I thought you'd have a freakin jungle for a back yard? just joking man.
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