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Old 06-17-2010, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Tiki statue from a good friend...

A friend of mine has been carving for many years, but had stopped a few years back. Well, I started harassing him about getting back into it so he could carve me a tiki statue. He had never carved a tiki statue before as he mainly carved native americans and some folk art stuff. From my understanding there are certain styles to each type of carving. Anyway, I finally talked him into it about a month ago and we picked up some nice cedar logs from another good friend. Well, yesterday, he delivered his first edition of a tiki statue. He said it was a bit more difficult than what he first thought, but I believe he will be carving some more in the near future. I had gotten him into tropical plantings a few years ago and this was his way of thanking me... I look forward to seeing his future tikis if he thinks they will only get better. I thought this one was pretty awesome!!! So, what do you think!?!?!?!





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Old 06-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's down right amazing :^) Your friend has some madd carving skills :^)
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Awesome! He did that just right to bring the coloring out in the heart of that cedar! Excellent work!

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Pretty wicked, thanks for sharing.
Lets see it at night with a torch next to it
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Very nice work!
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Very nice !!!
I've considered trying my hand at choping a tree up inot a Tiki
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I've considered trying my hand at chopping a tree up into a Tiki
Very true Dave, quite inspiring.. to bad you can't turn that on a lathe. :^)

So how much does it weigh Randy?
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Very true Dave, quite inspiring.. to bad you can't turn that on a lathe. :^)

So how much does it weigh Randy?
Haven't actually weighed it, but I would say roughly 75 lbs...
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Really nice and it looks perfect right next to that clean windmill palm trunk which also looks fantastic!
A work of art for sure! Enjoy
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Awesome statue, dude! I've seen tiki statues and [before reading the post] I thought that one was authentic. It'll look great in your yard [which also looks great]. Congratulations!
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[before reading the post] I thought that one was authentic
What's an authentic Tiki statue ?

Does it have to be carved by someone specific ?
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Great job very nice I like it allot good for you Nice
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Does it have to be carved by someone specific ?
Now that I think about it, not really. Tikis may have originated in Polynesia but since they have been carved by Hawaiians and other people, then I don't suppose it really matters who carves them [just an art style]. Anyway, it looks like an awesome way to decorate a tropical garden and is definitely giving me ideas!
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That's great! Too bad it weighs so darned much or else I'd be hiring him to carve me one, but the shipping would be a fortune!
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You know, Brent, you could always make it a mini vacation and come pick one up!!!
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You know, Brent, you could always make it a mini vacation and come pick one up!!!
What's he charging for one of those? Oh yeah on another note did you store your Queen Palm inside (saw the box planter)? Man, that thing is nice looking :^)
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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I am not sure what he will end up charging, but if you look online, they ain't cheap that is for sure... The queen goes into my unheated garage, with fronds bent over a bit since the highest point in there is only 14'!!! She has spent the past 3 winters in there and actually done rather well which surprised me!!! The planter is actually a four sided wooden shell that one side bolts and unbolts. It is really potted in a 60 gallon nursery pot...
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I actually have a dead Oak tree near the street at my house
I've thought of cutting all the limbs off & making it a totem pole
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Very Nice!! Your friend definitely has talent.
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