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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Leprechaun Trap
umeone
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 146
Posted: 2011-11-11 04:59 am   Permalink

Sorry about your set back with your bench. We do learn from our mishaps though, wishing you much luck with the next one. You can do it!

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4495
Posted: 2011-11-11 08:07 am   Permalink

Hi Mike I'm so sad that this happened. I don't think it was the removal of the rocks. I'm betting it just hadn't set. Being able to take out the guy showed that. Did a crack show up before removing it from the mold or happen as you removed it? Is it colder out than when you did the first one? It takes longer to cure in the cold. Bummer. Best wishes for the next one to go perfectly. ): Wendy
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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2011-11-16 8:30 pm   Permalink

Wow! I missed so much the last month or so. Mike you're kicking butt! I've enjoyed reading all the comments and suggestions and am sorry your hula bench didn't work out...this time! I have faith the next one will work out. Then there's the chimp...hysterical! The hats a work of art! I don't think he looks THAT much like you!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-12-03 07:49 am   Permalink

Nothing for sale for Christmas? Well get busy ha ha. Looking forward to your next post here, Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7090
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-12-04 9:53 pm   Permalink

Thanks for your encouragement all. I WILL get this bench to work, I'm not too bright but I am tenacious (have you noticed that same trait in your spouse or children is called "stubborn" )

I recast my Hula Dancer bench again and tried a different method. In a few days I can unmold it and clean it up to see what I have. I am a little worried about the temps for the next few nights, we are getting near frost and I don't think freezing is good for fresh concrete.


My main focus lately has been a little teardrop trailer I picked up and am refurbishing for Mojave Oasis II. I have been doing mostly trim, paint, flooring, electrical, etc. But when I start to do the "modest tikification" I'll post some pics.

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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-12-05 12:15 am   Permalink

Way to cool for school, Mike! you should post progress pics.

 
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 129
From: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Posted: 2011-12-05 9:41 pm   Permalink

Mke,
Cannot wait to see the Tiki teardrop take shape. I've always wanted one of those! Maybe one day...

Peace,
Jason


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7551
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-12-05 11:32 pm   Permalink

Tiki Teardrop trailer!!!!!
Most Excellent Mike!


 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 224
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2011-12-05 11:38 pm   Permalink

Rad trailer Maddog, that's gonna be siiick!!!

Good luck with the bench, too!!!


 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 1008
From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2011-12-05 11:42 pm   Permalink

Good luck with that bench Mike.. The trailer is very cool, can't wait to see what you do with it..

Just a thought...


 
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Professor G
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Joined: Sep 03, 2011
Posts: 328
From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2011-12-06 2:56 pm   Permalink

Dang it MadDog,

Is there any medium left for you to make stuff with?

I keep waiting for the post where you say, "Here's the electron microscope I found: I'm going to etch a moai on an isotope." I, too, really want to see what you do to the trailer.

I don't watch television anymore. I just read to keep up with what the Tiki Centralites are creating. It's a lot more fun than T.V. and it doesn't bum me out.


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7090
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-12-07 6:17 pm   Permalink

Thank you for the kind words peoples. My bench projects are sitting pretty right now (pun intended) Everything is cast, now to let them cure and concrete stain them in 2 weeks.

TikiDaye, not sure a teardrop trailer would work for a family man like you - inside dimensions are 4x7 feet, it might be a little cramped with a handful of kids

Beachbumz, thanks for that design tip but I think I'll go with something a little more subtle

ProfG, for my next project I'm going to build a giant laser and engrave a Moai on the moon

Here's some progress shots of the trailer. There was an open seam along the outside of both sides, I covered it with aluminum angle and added a drip rail over the door. I am still trying to decide if I want to get some regular 13 inch automotive wheels and lose the 12 inch trailer wheels. I'm am planning to spray the trailer in automotive paint to match my car in January. The kitchen area in the back needs some paint and formica.



On the inside I tore out the nasty carpet and replaced it with vinyl flooring, caulked all the seams, added trim & moldings, added a couple of shelves, a light fixture, a curtain rod, & a clothes hook, and painted. Here's my blank canvas


And here's my inspiration

It's a fabric called "Tahitian Cannibal" designed by Dawn Frasier/Sophista-Tiki available from
Spoonflower. I bought some fabric for curtains, bedding trim, etc. Dawn was graciously gave me permission use that graphic as a motif for the trailer, I've got some plans for various projects. My fabric should come in early next week and then I can get busy sewing and decorating.

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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-12-07 9:16 pm   Permalink

I am following closely......but not tailgating.....

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3406
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2011-12-07 11:34 pm   Permalink

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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 402
From: western australia
Posted: 2011-12-08 12:11 am   Permalink

really looking forward to progress pics MDM.
seeing all your other work, the trailer's gonna be a real beauty.


 
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