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First Carving in 10+ years
Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-30 6:49 pm   Permalink

Well I finally dug up all the tools and begun work on this little Maori guy. It is about half done and I hope I can finish it up in the next few days. It is 1 1/2 inches tall.
Here it is from yesterday.
Here is current state and The wood looks like Walnut, but has a fairly open grain.
Is It gonna turn out any good?? I'll have a long way to go to get there,

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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2004-01-30 8:53 pm   Permalink

Well, it is about freakin time! Don't stop champ. You'll be at fighting weight in no time. Like in 10 minutes by the looks of your latest carving.

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-01-31 12:08 am   Permalink

Wow man that's some intricate work. Now I remember you....you're the guy who wrote The Lord's Prayer 28 times on a grain of rice.
Couldn't you find a smaller piece of wood?
What did you prop up the sofa with when you chopped off the leg to make that?

OK seriously, that is nice. What is it going to be, an amulet or ????
He's ready to carve & gouge a new masterpiece folks....CAN SOMEONE DONATE BENZART A FEW GOOD LOGS?
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-01-31 01:56 am   Permalink

Benzart, that really is cool! To me, the fact that it is so small adds to its appeal as well. The design would make a great chunky silver ring.
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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: 2004-01-31 10:20 am   Permalink

That's the tops...Glad it was here for all to witness! I'd say all of us other guys should brace ourselves to be put to shame...Wanna do a big Hale Tiki tiki? I know Brad needs stuff and the sources are limited..

 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2004-01-31 11:19 am   Permalink

Benz, you still got it (in the voice of ralph the mouth)
That is really cool, would like to wear that as a charm.
more please.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-31 11:33 am   Permalink

Thanks, I doubt though anyone is gonna be Put to shame , Especially you BK.
I don't think I'm up to anything Big, though I'd love to be able to do some Hale Tiki stuff. Let me know how I can help.
Tikitanked, thanks, when I finish this one I'll definately do some more.
Gotta work my way back up since my tools are very limited for now.
There is a Wood Carvers show next weekend in Port Saint Lucie and maybe I can squeeze a few bucks from the wife to get a few tools ..

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OceaOtica
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2004-01-31 11:40 am   Permalink

Hope you score some good tools. let me know if you make more of the maori heads and are willing to sell or trade one.
thanks
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TikiBud
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Joined: Mar 24, 2003
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From: West of Atl., Ga.
Posted: 2004-01-31 6:50 pm   Permalink

Benzart, that would make a great necklace. Glad to see you back at it!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-01-31 8:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks, tiis one is already on a leather neck loop. When it is finished, I have some white Oak that may turn into some Maori carvings, there are many I would like to try.The Maori art is very intricate and demanding. I hope I can do it justice.BasementKahuna has met the ancient carver spirit and he knows the beauty of the maori.He has the carvings as proof. When I get more done I'll have to toss around what a fair price would be.
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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
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From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2004-01-31 10:09 pm   Permalink

you rock dude! Great detail, I think I smell Ben Davis limited edition Tiki Farm mug...

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2004-01-31 10:19 pm   Permalink

Ben, I saw a stock of old Tropicana postcards today, but the wrong era..(1960's?). I'd love to have one with one of your carvings in the photo...Do any such postcards exist that you know of?

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-02-01 06:47 am   Permalink

BK, None that I know of were made, but it sure seems likley they would have made some.
I will ask around to see what is available, I'd like some too.
We may just have to make our own.
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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2004-02-01 10:19 am   Permalink

Nice start Ben. So how did it feel? Are you excited about getting back into it, and did you ever think that you would carve again after ten years?
I'm still planning on coming to see you at some time, but right now I have commissions piled to the ceiling. Do you plan on going to Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale in September?
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beatnikfly
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Joined: Dec 30, 2003
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From: Austin, TX
Posted: 2004-02-01 10:39 am   Permalink

Nice - look forward to seeing more.

 
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