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    trying my hand at tiki

    i told my buddy "i could do that no problem!", and he called my bluff. so he came home with a 12" wide piece of wood and hucked it at me and grinned. deep breath on my side and then i got to work. i drew it on with a pencil both freehand and by using some cereal box paper after i sketched the design i liked. so here i am asking for approval, criticism, remarks, slander, dirty gestures, degredation, or whatever you have for me (with the exception of itchy crotch)(lol).
    the start.

    gettin goin.

    a bit more.

    and as of tonight.

    here's a better "3d" pic.

    thanks for looking!
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    Re: trying my hand at tiki

    Very cool. Looks a whole lot better than what I would probably end up with if I tried to do that.

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    Very cool. Looks great! Wish I was that talented

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    thanks guys.
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    Re: trying my hand at tiki

    I like that!! Way slicker than i could do, to be sure.

    I can't, however, help but post this now...

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    i got some more done on it today. now that i got it sanded and ready, im gonna get it cleaned up and put a coat of light stain on it then paint it up and weather proof it so i can post it out in the backyard.



    this pic should give a perspective of the size, 27" tall x 11 1/4" wide x 3/4' " thick.
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    Re: trying my hand at tiki

    Cool! Do you have a router? If you changed the bit depth ever so often you might be able to replicate the texture you get by hand carving....and depending on where you place it, it may be far enough away nobody can tell it wasn't all handcarved.
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    Re: trying my hand at tiki

    no router. i hand carved it with a 5 piece carving set from harbour frieght and then hand sanded it a bit to smooth out the rough spots. i want to keep the texture of the doing it by hand for the more "realistic" look. it doesnt have the depth to it, but i will improve on that with next one im starting. the next one will also have horns on top so it may take longer to draw up a fitting design.
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    Nice job, man. I do a lot of woodworking myself, and have never tried handcarving. I did a piece similar to yours, although not tiki. Drew out a design on a slab of oak, and used the carbide cutting bit on my Dremel. Produces roughly the same result, but with a ton of little lines. Stained out nicely, though.
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    thanks. i wish i could of used oak, but the pine worked out decently. ill try different wood each time to find the best for hand carving. did you use a light or dark stain?
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    Re: trying my hand at tiki

    Very cool!

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    Re: trying my hand at tiki

    Take a torch first and burn the wood some before you stain it. Gives the wood a different texture.

    Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo
    Take a torch first and burn the wood some before you stain it. Gives the wood a different texture.

    Looks good!
    good idea! ill go try that. that will eliminate my need for staining.
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    and here we go! now for paint.
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    Neat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-ROC
    thanks. i wish i could of used oak, but the pine worked out decently. ill try different wood each time to find the best for hand carving. did you use a light or dark stain?
    I always seem to steer towards Golden Oak. Not too dark, not too light.

    Digging the burned look....looks great!
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    the burning is really cool in person. does anyone have suggestions on what to use for a final protective coating that will hold up to so cal summers without yellowing or peeling/flaking/cooking off in direct sunlight?
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016Z ... ull-site=1

    I've heard good things about this, but never have used it.

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    painting done! just need to clearcoat it now.




    and this is the blank to start the next one.
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    Re: trying my hand at tiki

    I like that!
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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