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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule-Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
beadtiki
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Posted: 2010-12-28 7:59 pm   Permalink

Lugi - thanks for the link - that was informative AND funny! I like that you don't have to make the pie, just bake it!

Mike - what a great idea with the fruitbowl - I love the little wrasses you put in there - brightens it up a bit and with the fruit there it's almost like they're playing hide and seek. Nice coral too - glad you didn't lose an arm in the kiln!
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leleliz
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Posted: 2010-12-28 10:42 pm   Permalink

Mike that cake concoction looks amazing! BUT...why have you not already created the ceramic version yet?

and a coral bowl? why does it not move realistically as if its at the bottom of the ocean?

please for the love of all things that are crafty..lets put a "tad" more effort into your creations come 2011, ok?


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-01-02 08:14 am   Permalink

Mike you are an inspiration. I check out your work every day to see what more you have thought up. This is a really cool bowl. Wendy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-01-07 11:01 am   Permalink

Regan & Wendy thank you. Liz - I can make you a ceramic cake if you'll promise to eat it

Well, I have one more thing I can add to my list of failures - BBQ RAKU!

I'm not any closer to having a raku kiln than I was a year ago so I thought I would try something else. I noticed the vaporizor trays on my gas BBQ glow red, about 1300 degrees and I thought that might be enough for raku - I was wrong. I put the pieces directly on the burners and left them for about 30 minutes. Then pulled them off and put them in a covered metal can full of newpaper and dry grass. But didn't absorb nearly enough carbon and it didn't get hot enought to craze the glaze




I've got an Oxygen/Acetylene torch, maybe that will get them hot enough

EDIT - I fired the glaze in the kiln first to fuse it then tried the BBQ Raku method

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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-01-07 11:33 am   Permalink

A+ for effort on that one Mike!

 
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beadtiki
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Posted: 2011-01-08 10:18 am   Permalink

Still an interesting affect - have you cooked anything on that grill since your experiment?! Keep trying - you always seem to figure it out!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-01-09 8:11 pm   Permalink

Thank you Robert & Regan No food yet on that grill since the experiment but it will be OK as far as you know.

I wanted some sort of box to keep my meager tiki drink supplies together so here's what I came up with. I bought a book shaped box a Michael's for $5*



I printed a picture of Michener's "Return to Paradise" and decoupaged it to the front of the book then divided the inside into compartments and covered the dividers with embossed felt. It holds a 5 ounce measure, recipe cards, straws, swizzles, and of course, paper umbrellas



*Never pay full price at Michael's, there is a coupon for 40 or 50% off any single item online or in every Sunday newspaper. Why can't Lowe's do that!?
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-01-09 8:42 pm   Permalink

Hey Mike, that's terrific. I have one of those books I'll have to do something with it. We built Dan's jungle room on those 40% off Michael's coupons. It took five years but we got it done. Good luck on the raku. I worry that the torch would not heat evenly enough and cause your work to crack. I use to do O2 Acetylene welding back when I was in college. I stopped because the flux is such a strong poison. Wendy
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-01-09 10:06 pm   Permalink

Howzit mike, if your wanting to make a pretty simple raku kiln, there's a few on youtube that look pretty easy and simple and get hot enough.. check out this video and then there's plenty of others too..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmbXl6pSMzg
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pwest71
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Posted: 2011-01-10 05:47 am   Permalink

Holy Cow MDM, is there anything you CAN'T do? Such a nice variety of projects I've been watching you create the last few years...Please keep it up.

Paul


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-01-13 11:58 am   Permalink

Wendy, PWest - Thank you for your kind words.
BeachBumz - I like that Raku kiln design. I think I could build one for about $100, now I just have to decide if I'll make a hunnert bucks worth of Raku

Something new from under the sea. Everything I have made so far has been realistic, it's time for something whimsical-


I needed 3 spice shakers for Nutmeg, Cloves, & Cinnamon I decided on "Speak no evil, Hear no evil, See no evil" SEA monkeys

I created a mold for the sea monkey without the hands and will make the hands individually. I'm sending this one of to an expert mixologist to evaluate hole size then I will make the set.
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Posted: 2011-01-13 12:14 pm   Permalink


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leleliz
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Posted: 2011-01-13 5:40 pm   Permalink

Mike I do believe you and Tobunga are tied for who comes up with the most diverse creative ideas!

I could see the sea monkeys marketed and sold in stores too!

Great stuff!


 
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Posted: 2011-01-13 6:39 pm   Permalink

Love the Sea Monkey Mike! Didn't those old ads have one seated on a throne? (hint hint)!

Love the book as well...I may look into painting one of those!

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