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A dog and a log on my blog… oh, and a new sailor too!!!

The dog in question was this little guy, found wandering alone, without a collar, in that exclusive private community where I am now a security guard. No tags at all. Don’t worry, we found the owner, but I got to … Continue reading

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Well, the new tiki is done…

I know, it is a little lopsided, but, like with some people, it is the flaws that make the face interesting. Here he is with that other tiki I finished a few weeks ago, and with the very first tiki … Continue reading

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A new tiki is born… part 3…

I have done some more work on the mouth. After the bark lips started to fall off, I had to flatten the remainder out, so I had to make the whole face a little deeper in the wood. I am … Continue reading

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A new tiki is born… part 2… and our first technical glitch…

The new tiki is coming alive. There is something sad and very earnest about the eyes that I like, and the big grin might end up looking cute. And yes, I am giving him bangs. HA! The thing is… and … Continue reading

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A new tiki is born… part 1…

Yes, I know it doesn’t look like a tiki yet… this is just a picture of the log… I looked at the log for a while. I found the face that was in the wood… the spirit of this tree. … Continue reading

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I fixed that tiki that made me feel like a racist… even though we all know I’m not one… right???

Here is what it looks like now. You might remember the post I did with a photo of the way it used to look… Once again, let me remind you that when I first used that wood stain/varnish, it was … Continue reading

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I am probably the least racist tiki carver you have ever interviewed… but… um…

Okay, where do I start? The thing is… (hello, old thing)… that I have been neglecting my tiki carving for a while now. I decided to get back into it, and I finished this guy. My clear varnish was dried … Continue reading

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Getting in the mood for Christmas… Old, recycled posts of the holiday season… part 4…

Some silly homemade Christmas ornaments and a Santa tiki… yeah, I said a Santa tiki… What, you don’t have a hand-carved Santa tiki??? Yeah, I have a Santa tiki… well, my wife does, because I gave it to her for … Continue reading

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I decided to start carving another tiki…

You know, because editing two novels and preparing them for self-publication, designing covers for the books, beginning work on a new novel, getting a kid ready to go away to college, working two part-time jobs,  all while trying to send … Continue reading

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All the cool tikis were there… (or): My daughter really knows how to throw a party… part 2…

I love that my older daughter threw a party that was tropical-themed… because it let me get all my tikis out… Yes, there is… uh… okay, I don’t have a name for that one… but I love it. That is … Continue reading

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