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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Finished Tiki Pie Birds
littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2012-08-03 07:46 am   Permalink

Mike, the bowl turned out amazing! I couldn't tell from the photos that anything looked streaky at all. Great job on that and a wonderful way to remember your brother! Well done!

The sea monkeys are too funny. I can vividly remember those ads in the comic books when I was a kid. I never thought that today I would look at them again but they would be S&P Shakers.

Can't wait to see how the pogoda turns out. Have fun experimenting. Thanks again for this special treat.

- Dale


 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2012-08-03 08:33 am   Permalink

That bowl came out mighty fine my friend.

I can't wait to see you at Oasis!!


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7660
Posted: 2012-08-03 3:00 pm   Permalink

Mike, Mike, Mike, that bowl is just so special and a dozen ways. When you come in February you could bring it and I'll show you how wonderful enamel paints are for faces.

I love those funny sea monkeys. hang10 I'm jealous I only read about them in comic books I never had any.

Sandra Dee I'll share Mike with you if he'll share you with us!

Hugs coming at Oasis, Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-08-04 2:51 pm   Permalink

Thank you all so very much!
Bumz, I'm bummzed that you're not going to Oasis too
Professor, I'm sure you could come up with something "smart-alecky" - you just didn't try hard enough
H10T, I never got the sea monkeys per se. But I ordered the "prenant male sea horse" from the back of the comic book and the food was eggs that hatched into brine shimp. So I fed my "sea monkeys" to the sea horse
Sandra Dee, can't wait to see you again, it's been 2 years!
Wendy, that would be fun to put some enamel on that bowl, we'll see if we can work that out.

Giles, here's progress on your Japanese Lantern mug: I did the bisque firing and it survived fine. I glazed the inside clear (white) and put it back in the kiln. Then I had a Senior Moment - I set the kiln for low and waited 2 hours. I turned it up to medium and waited another 2 hours. I set it to high and waited 2 more hour, now the lantern had been in the kiln for 6 hours. I took the digital thermometer and checked the temperature, it should have been around 1600 or 1700 degrees. It was 93 degress ~ I had failed to turn the kiln ON!!!!! So it's back in the kiln today and this time I actually turned it on

I had made a hummingbird feeder out of a Kraken bottle several months ago but it never worked out right, it leaked the sugar water all over the place. Then I saw
these instructions for making wine bottle tiki torches. So I re-purposed my Kraken bottle into a torch



The split ring that holds the bottle came in galvanized or copper but the top plate only came in galvanized. So I went with galvanized all around and painted it hammered vintage copper. If the top plate had been available in copper I would have made it all copper and put a piece of copper pipe over the threaded rod, it would have aged to a beautiful patina. I had varnished the rum bottle labels when I made the hummingbird feeder, they have been in the rain and sun for several months and still look great. Now I need to get the copper coupling that goes in the top of the bottle to hold the wick. Hopefully I will find something to darken the torch oil so it looks like dark Kraken rum ~ maybe a little walnut wood stain, that's oil based?
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-08-04 3:07 pm   Permalink

Gheeeeeez, your talent is over the top. The bowl turned out great.

Congrats to giles on the lantern...that is a wonderfully unique gift.

Lovin' the Kraken bottles, those look nice and sure the birds will be happy. Your re-purposing is brilliant.
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2012-08-04 4:53 pm   Permalink

Mike, your "senior moment" had me laughing cause I did the same thing once with a kiln I have. Loaded it up, plugged it in, set the temp and everything, but totally forgot to actually turn it on. HAHA!!

The Kraken torch idea is really cool looking. A dark oil would look neat when it was burning. Let us know how the wood stain thing works.

- Dale


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-08-05 09:37 am   Permalink

Just checking in to see the next MadDogMike creation and I wasn't disapointed. You rock, Wendy
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-08-05 10:18 am   Permalink

Hi MDM,

Oil based wood stains contain solvents which are combustible and release toxic fumes when burned. Your very awesome Kraken tiki torch could explode if you combine the 2 and I don't want you to get hurt.


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-08-05 10:21 am   Permalink

I'll ask the chemistry guru's I work with to suggest something safe when I'm at work tomorrow.
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2012-08-05 10:22 am   Permalink

Hey Mike!
Could you make me a few of them
Kraken Molotov Cocktails
for Oasis?


 
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VanTiki
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2012-08-06 3:00 pm   Permalink

I've said it before and I'll say it again: you sir, are a genius!

 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2012-08-06 3:15 pm   Permalink

Two years too long my friend!! If you are coming to sling clay with Wendy in Feb I better be there to harass and hug

see you in 10 days or so (not like I am counting!)

xoxoxo


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-08-06 5:36 pm   Permalink

BREAKING NEWS - The Jet Propusion Laboratory in Pasadena has just released this photo taken by the Mars rover "Curiosity" that appears to show a Martian life form.


OK, I got nuthin' today. I was hoping to have some dangerous chemicals on my doorstep when I got home but no such luck. When I put straws in the lid holes of the Japanese Lantern I though it looked alien and I couldn't resist



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littlegiles
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Posted: 2012-08-06 6:10 pm   Permalink

LMAO! Too funny.

With the straws in there I have an idea of how big that is. WOW! So awesome. WOOHOO!!


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-08-06 6:26 pm   Permalink

U funny

 
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