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doubravsky

I had an Archontophoenix pass away last year. Decided to try carving on it... the wood was pretty soft but worked out .. now it will live on. This is the first tiki I’ve carved from one of my own palms :) 

 

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Butch

That's cool... Good job... I have a guy down the street from me that carves  them... I have no talent... I wonder which palms are the best for this?... I have a large foxtail, that the power co. keeps wanting to remove... Sooner or later it'll have to go... I wonder if it would be a good candidate for this...

 

 

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Chris Chance

Very cool! Would love to add some to my garden some day. Not sure I have the skills to carve them. Never actually tried. 

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doubravsky

My latest- filibusta bass, birch top with resin covering fabric.. Turned out nice!

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dalmatiansoap

Great work!

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Man I love what your doing with them !!! Seems to me like you could make a business out of it =) 

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WaianaeCrider

I have a good sized Caryota that grew nicely, flowered and died.  It's about 13' tall.  Wonder if it would make a tiki.  I don't think I have any talent in that area.  LOL

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Frond-friend42

Wow, you are good. Darold Petty is another tiki guy, from what i can tell.  Nice job. They look great.

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doubravsky

Thanks all! @WaianaeCrider, I've heard that Caryota trunk is really tough, which might make it good for tiki work. You should give it a try! 

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sipalms

This living Tiki is quite cute....

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TikiRick

I too carve from palm trunks, only using a chain saw. Sabal palmetto and Washingtonia are best suited for me. Dense wood and greater diameter of trunk. Most palms have too much water and they collapse/rot quickly. I use a blow torch after to give my tikis a charred aged look. 

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dalmatiansoap

Bravo! Great work! How long it takes to carve one?

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TikiRick

The big ones about 4 hours. I sell most but keep a few for my own garden. 

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doubravsky

@TikiRick I like the look with the “bark” left on the log! Chain saws make me nervous- I’m just a chisel and mallet guy- but then it takes me 20 hours to get the carving done ... but then the fun is the process :) and it makes selling them in realistic, which is good for the yard! 

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doubravsky

@Chris Chance you should totally do it! I was in the same position years ago- and saw some logs in a field on my way home. Found some info on the internet and gave it a try. You’re not far away- i would be happy to give you some tips! 

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