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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #210 on: March 26, 2019, 10:15:17 PM »
I was so pissed off to find out at age 69 that beautiful french girls love ukulele and will sit down and snuggle up on both sides of you at Kanaha to hear you play 'little surfer girl" that I gave it up on the spot. Where was this when I was 20?
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #211 on: March 26, 2019, 10:28:40 PM »
R.I.P. Ranking Roger... jeez
Roger was a fun guy. We (a couple of my band members and my wife) all roller-bladed with Roger along Doheny beach one time, then had a BBQ here at our house. Dave Wakeling was there too with his wife. Fun times. Dave explained the whole music business to me. Contracts, album deals, touring, BS. and song rights. It's a very tight budgeted business. Dave is not a rich man. He has to gig constantly to survive. Super down to earth guy with a big heart. 
Roger was just crazy, full of energy fun on and off the stage. RIP Roger.

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #212 on: March 28, 2019, 10:52:48 PM »
Got off the plane in Maui and walking to baggage claim and the whale eye I plan on carving is bigger than life size on the wall. We'll be going to the Maui Ocean Center to see the new whales exhibit/video.
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #213 on: June 09, 2019, 05:08:28 AM »
Latest stuff from my shop.

Pono is building his giant BBQ/Smoker. I had a rather large antique cleaver I thought he might use so I made a box for it and sent it .

My good friend Tim just retired. You wouldn't know he was an athlete to look at him but after finishing the race portion of the SUPathlon (Eight 800 yd laps in and out of the surf with a 200 yard long sprint in soft sand each lap) he had this ride in the surf contest an hour later. I've always loved this picture that Weed took. When I started carving this wave I knew instantly what I wanted to do with it...finally finished. First time I've carved a human figure....shows it but I'm reasonably happy it can be recognized as human anyway.

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #214 on: June 09, 2019, 09:15:57 AM »
Wow!  You’ve got a great talent!

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #215 on: June 09, 2019, 12:59:09 PM »
Very nice. You can see the determined set on the face.

And the box is beautiful. Nice little feet on it.

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #216 on: June 09, 2019, 02:13:16 PM »
Bill should name the cleaver "Beaver".  8)
It takes a quiver to do that.

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #217 on: June 09, 2019, 04:12:12 PM »
Those are awesome Stoneman.... Tim is going to be psyched, that is beautiful!

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #218 on: June 09, 2019, 08:03:50 PM »
Looks like retirement has burst your creative flood gates wide open. Love your work and where you're going with it. You might have to open a gallery?

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #219 on: June 10, 2019, 06:25:53 AM »
Stoney:  BEAUTIFUL job!  Love both pieces....you've certainly got some woodworking skills!!

Very very cool! 
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #220 on: June 10, 2019, 06:31:44 AM »
Incredible work Bob. Is the foam/wash just paint or did you use a different technique for those highlights?

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #221 on: June 10, 2019, 11:38:23 AM »
Yeah, what TallDude said, looks like your creativity floodgates opened up. Very, very nice.
Fiddled with an airbrush off and on the last year or so...picked it up to paint a little horse but really can't get anything remotely...…"show worthy".
Still goofing with it but seeing your stuff seems to get me thinking about doing stuff with wood. 
I like that chair behind the cleaver box. Any chance you make or refinish it or the table?
Just a chunk of some sort of "project/hobby" foam for such things heated up to mold to the cleaver shape? That's a nice touch.
Beavers cleaver box.....something to inscribe under the foam....someone's got a limerick or something....I don't...

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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #222 on: June 10, 2019, 11:47:16 AM »
yeah stones--beautiful piece

and i also like the pocket photo

git you some more of that!
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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #223 on: June 10, 2019, 12:14:17 PM »
This scary cleaver goes perfectly with my ridiculous smoker. Perfect brisket slicer and rib hacker. I just need to avoid cutting off my hand.






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Re: Throwing in the towel
« Reply #224 on: June 10, 2019, 12:25:13 PM »
Pono:  I'm thinking you need to be able to drive that thing....just need some fat boy tires on the front, one of your hot rodded electric motors and a set of handle bars...    ;D ::) ;D ::)

That thing will definitely smoke some serious poundage!
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