||Bowana's Other Crafts
Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2009-12-27 7:34 pm  Permalink|
You killed Grog!
Joined: Sep 02, 2008
|Posted: 2009-12-28 07:00 am  Permalink|
You need to post (and make) more hand built mugs..this one is killer!
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: S. Chatham, MA
|Posted: 2009-12-28 12:50 pm  Permalink|
Grog'll be back!
Joined: May 11, 2007
From: Alsace - France
|Posted: 2009-12-30 05:44 am  Permalink|
absolutly a perfect KILLER KONA
this mug rocks - can't wait to see him finished,burned
good luck for the fire session
keep up this amazing work
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2009-12-30 08:29 am  Permalink|
WOW Bow's Really Excellent Tough Guy, I Love too how you aren't worrying about the mold process, This guy proves that it really Sets you free!
Joined: Feb 04, 2009
From: Metz Lorraine France
|Posted: 2009-12-30 09:34 am  Permalink|
On 2009-12-26 22:16, Bowana wrote:
WOW!!! Many dynamic moving in this fabulous mug ... congratulations!!
Joined: Sep 26, 2006
From: BA Arg
|Posted: 2009-12-30 11:35 am  Permalink|
Excellent mug, very Bowana! I hear you about not having to worry about molds, if it wasn't for the exploding factor, making original mugs would be a total pleasure.. have a wonderful new year!
Joined: Nov 09, 2004
From: The thumb !
|Posted: 2009-12-30 4:25 pm  Permalink|
That is a killer design above
This mug reminds me of the Gecko mug I was looking at today
Joined: Feb 11, 2009
|Posted: 2009-12-30 4:57 pm  Permalink|
Man, that "Bowie" mug is out of this world. The power in that pose, as if he is ready to break all bonds, is just viceral. Awesomeness!
Joined: Jul 30, 2007
From: Paris France
|Posted: 2010-01-02 1:14 pm  Permalink|
OH MON DIEU!!!!! you killed me too!!!
I love it
bonne année! Baï
Joined: May 06, 2009
From: East Coast Aotearoa
|Posted: 2010-01-04 3:42 pm  Permalink|
Hey bowana. Not sure if you found a solution for this :-
I actually have that all the time, inside my patterns, im ment to produce those lines at the same distance appart, and then run over from the other direction, if done correctly it leaves a net pattern. I can do it clean already, but im trying to learn this other style. Anyway if you hold the chisel OR the mallett hard you cant create the effect, both hands must be held loose so the chisel bounces twice, and leaves an indent.
Im just guessing the wood you use is real soft. Anyway after i block out, if i want it clean, you can push the chisels through by hand/ or hold it vertically and pull the chisel back with the grain. When you pull it off, It looks like its been hit with every grade of sand papaer. I usually only use flats or 2's or 3's to scrape.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2010-01-06 2:02 pm  Permalink|
It's been 11 days since your last post. What have you been up to?
You never posted a pic of the finished/glazed War Pig.
|Bay Park Buzzy|
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2010-01-06 2:35 pm  Permalink|
On 2010-01-06 14:02, GROG wrote:
It's been 11 days since your last post.
That's a mere 8 seconds in "Bowana time"...
Check back in about three months.
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Nov 10, 2006
From: La Mesa, CA
|Posted: 2010-01-08 10:55 pm  Permalink|
Aloha and thanks for visiting!
LLT- Yep, conquering two shores (in the good Las Vegas Way of course!)
Gotta broaden my horizons!
Lake Surfer- The hardest part about it was getting that "nudge" just right.
I wanted it to look about to jump off the base! Thanks for stopping by!
GROG- Oh my God! I killed GROG!!! The War Pig, you ask? I'm afraid I can't say anything about that
right now. Stay tuned though...
amate- A shot glass you say? That's some serious drinking! Thanks for visiting!
Jonesy- Lil' Tuff Guy is dry now...firing soon!
Benz- Thanks, my friend! Screw the mold process!
Babalu- Hmm. yeah, eye tails, that's a good term for them. What's next? See
I'll be over to ruin soon!
hiltiki- Thanks, girl! Can't wait to see what you come up with at TikiG's Chop!
4WD- I didn't want the PNG one to look exactly like the picture in the book, so
that was the method I came up with. I have the terrible habit of unconsciously
duplicating things verbatim.
AlohaStation- Thanks, and the feeling is mutual!
BIG tiki scott- Thanks! Can ya tell Kona Style is my fav?!
kountzyro- Thanks from waaaay on the other coast!
congatiki- I thought I killed GROG too, but he posted a second comment so I guess
I wasn't so lucky!!
leleliz- You are right, I do need to make and post more hand built mugs! Glad you are
surfintiki- Thanks bro, and you were right about GROG!!
AKUAE- Merci mon ami!
laojia- Merci mon ami to you too!
Clarita- Uh oh! Did you have some trouble with explosions in the kiln?
Gracias por tu visita! feliz año nuevo!
teaKEY- Yeah, Gecko and I must have been looking at the same picture.
Great minds do think alike you know! hahaha!
Aweulekuula- Thanks for stopping in! BTW, nice TC name!
Bai- NOOO!! I killed Bai! Oh please come back to life!
Can you hear me?? Say something!!
Rainhawk- That wood was eucalyptus which is very hard. I found that if I hit the
chisel hard enough so that the wood chips off with just one whack
that it reduced the amount of those annoying lines a bit. Still haven't
quite perfected it. Thanks for the input. I'll give it a try on my next carving!
Buzzy/GROG- It's been 11 days? Sheesh, feels like it's only been about 8 seconds!
So as Lil' Tuff Guy dries out, I started another mug.
It's based on the Hawaiian images that are sort of like woven basketry covered with feathers.
Only mine's not covered with feathers!
I made a few wood carvings and a pendant with this same design,
so now a mug!
Babalu was surprised at the size of these guys and suggested that
I post a picture that shows a familiar object for scale. I think everyone
knows this guy, huh?
Thanks for stopping by and happy 2010! Aloha, Mr. Hand!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Joined: Sep 02, 2008
|Posted: 2010-01-08 11:08 pm  Permalink|
Man Bowana you may not post often but when you do its killer!