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gavtiki
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 13
From: melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2004-05-08 9:07 pm   Permalink

Finally worked out how to post my images.hope these give u a good idea of the effect (hebel) gives almost like volcanic rock i think.i've been carving these guys for approx 18 months. These one's are 1 foot tall&4x4inches wide.They weigh about 2 lbs so there pretty light.If anybody is interested in one e-mail me at gavtiki@hotmail.com o.k.
This first one is..MOI BOI..
http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A729%3A323232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2323%3D5%3A5%3D596%3D32325%3A54%3A5%3B44nua%3C2gi1lsi
this guy is Taboo Tiki
http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A729%3A323232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2323%3D5%3A5%3D596%3D32325%3A54%3A5%3B3%3Cnua%3C2gi1lsi
and this one is Tribal Tikihttp://images.snapfish.com/33%3A729%3A323232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2323%3D5%3A5%3D596%3D32325%3A54%3A5%3B3%3Anua%3C2gi1lsi
this one is a moon eyes tiki for all u hot rodders (Peddro)this is a large version which i made a body for later so Peddro could have him standing up (he now does guard duty at peddro's place warding off undesirable's! http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A729%3A323232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2323%3D5%3A5%3D596%3D32325%3A54%3A5%3B46nua%3C2gi1lsi
hope u guys like these any questions or if u want one contact me o.k....


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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-05-08 9:13 pm   Permalink

Those carvings are awesome - I love them all. Thanks for posting more of your work.

When you carve the airated concrete, do you use special tools or just the regular wood chisels and such?
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gavtiki
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 13
From: melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2004-05-08 11:32 pm   Permalink

to carve these i just use normal hand chisels u would use for wood working,files &sandpaper etc The only power tool i use is a pneumatic speed file (sander)which i have for doing auto body repairs.Because im to lazy to sand of the outer finish (looks like render almost )by hand to get to the airated concrete(volcanic look)underneath.This material is very easy to work only downside is u may sharpen your chisels etc more often to keep a nice sharp edge &get a nicer finish ......gav...

 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10364
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-05-09 07:56 am   Permalink

Gav, Thanks again for posting these pix. Really like your work and would love to see more.
You know we Never get enough.
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Kanaka
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 402
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2004-05-10 11:32 am   Permalink

Gav,

Are you offering the tiki body with spear from earlier posts? I've got a corner that would be perfect for one!

Kanaka


 
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PEDDRO
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
Posts: 64
From: Coburg VIC, AUSTRALIA
Posted: 2004-05-10 5:24 pm   Permalink

Gav ain't offerin' THAT one 'cos it's in my doorway and it's stayin' there!!

Maybe he'll just have to make somethin' a little like that though...



 
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gavtiki
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 13
From: melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2004-05-11 01:35 am   Permalink

hi guys that earlier one is peddros but ive got others or ican make some up their like a basic style i do my large tiki bodys. I will post some pics of my larger tiki's with bodys to give u guys a better idea ...GAV...

 
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