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Carving a totem pole, January update

2015/01/22

It’s a big chunk of wood!

Still a bit of shaping to do, this is mid November

Still a bit of shaping to do, this is mid November

Flying hands

Flying hands

A bit of public relations for the University and the project

A bit of public relations for the University and the totem project

Temporary view from the top of the Whaler's head

Temporary view from the top of the Whaler’s head

Whaler getting ready to hold his harpoon. Some days are cold. Still no heater in here.

Whaler getting ready to hold his harpoon. Some days are cold. Still no heater in here. Other than that tiny bagel toaster!

From the belly of the Wolf, looking to the top of the pole.

From the belly of the Wolf, looking to the top of the pole.

Tex working on some Wolf hair texture.

Tex working on some Wolf hair texture.

Ooooooo, brand new Brodie blade!

Ooooooo, brand new Brodie blade!

Inching our way across the pole, shaping, refining, texturing.

Inching our way across the pole, shaping, refining, texturing.

Getting cold in December. Nice hat Dude.

Getting cold in December. Nice hat Dude (Qwaya Sam).

Hold your breath. Starting to paint one side.

Hold your breath. Starting to paint one side.

Ok, exhale. Shake my head.

Ok, exhale. Shake my head.

Testing the harpoon for size with Haishtuup.

Testing the harpoon for size with Haishtuup.

Authentic harpoon head, and the materials to be used to make a replica.

Authentic harpoon head, and the materials to be used to make a replica.

Tex, wielding a BIG tool. Also to be replicated by master blade maker, Brodie.

Tex, wielding a BIG tool. Also to be replicated by master blade maker, Brodie.

C'est le pied!

C’est le pied!

Qwaya Sam and I. A few days before holiday break.

Qwaya Sam and I. A few days before holiday break.

Noel Brown and Qwaya Sam.

Noel Brown and Qwaya Sam.

Mid January, we have started to tackle the other side of the pole. Seeing the end.

Mid January, we have started to tackle the other side of the pole. Seeing the end.

Bottom end of Noel's pole.

Bottom end of Noel’s pole.

Higher up on Noel's pole.

Higher up on Noel’s pole.

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