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feel free to laugh-my first carved tikis-chainsaw tips wanted!!!!!
8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1406
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2005-07-14 2:36 pm   Permalink

GMAN, Below is a link to the info you need. Take a look at the Forum index page when you sign in to Tiki Central and notice that there on the left side is a column which has an area called "For new users" There you can find more of the FAQ"s and answers to Tiki Central things. Good Luck, looking forward to your photos.


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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-07-14 2:51 pm   Permalink


Early on, consider roughing it out with a chainsaw, and detailing with chisels. But wear a leather glove on your chisel-holding hand, at least in the beginning.

Also, it's a good idea to have your chainsaw blade sharpened. It will give you much more control.

Pretty cool for your first attempts.

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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2999
From: My Island
Posted: 2005-07-23 1:07 pm   Permalink


I do a lot of chainsaw work. Hit me with an email if you are still interested in chainsaw carving. Also see my post about my chainsaw tikis. I will help you in any way I can.



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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4284
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-07-25 05:28 am   Permalink

Hey Laney

Good on ya for having a go, and posting your pics, even though you don't think they are the best. I don't have the balls to attack a piece of wood with a chainsaw, so you are way ahead of me.

Good luck on ya tiki carvings, can't wait to see more. You know that its just fun at the end of the day, and you are having a good time by the looks of it. mate, to me that means you are a carving legend already.


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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 316
From: SLO California
Posted: 2005-07-25 10:18 pm   Permalink

i can't offer any help with the chain saw part as i do not use them, but it looks like you got the carving bug. the tikis look pretty good for early tries. the only advice i can offer is to keep trying, and if you can get a couple peice of just junk wood practice with the chainsaw doing different cuts.

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