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Sacramento Capital Tiki Bar/Living Space Tour October 7th, 8th & 9th, 2011-Registration Full
leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-05-16 09:57 am   Permalink

Hey Eric-

Even though I have not been to the Sac crawl generally at each stop the host prepares drinks/snacks, gives tours of their tiki stuff and in some cases also have garage sales to sell off some of their extra tiki stuff.

I dont think you are required to bring anything except yourself


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4730
Posted: 2010-05-16 11:18 am   Permalink

Thank you;
Jungle Trader - we love your Minnies Mug, thank you for liking this one
thequin - when I read a comment like that it give me energy to keep going
VampiressRN, Corona Contessa, Brenda's Tiki Hut, and WSWahine, it's great to have the support of my girlfriends, thank you ladies

I know a fellow named Tom Tolley who runs the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento City Libary on I Street. He was a bartender at the Zombie Hut for years and he was able to confirm that they never had a mug or any other tiki items. Dan's and my family went there often. At age 10 my grandpa took the family there for Thanksgiving. Dan and I went on dates where we danced with friends after the hula show. All of this before we discovered tikis. We have wonderful memories of being there together.

When Duane approached me to do a mug with these two Sacramento landmarks on it I was immediately ready to do my best to get it done. He sent the two pictures that were perfect for the mug.

Yesterday I baked it and now I'm fixing the cracks that always show up when you use Super Sculpey.It seems to me that "Tiki People" are artists and almost everyone has an idea for a mug they would like to see made. So I am going to use this thread to show you the steps I use to get this done. I hope this will inspire more of you to pick up some clay and to get started.

Sculpey is a low temperature clay, 278 degrees. I use a convection oven out in the garage because the fumes are toxic.I do this upside down so the thinnest part is far from the elements. Aluminum foil can protect it also.

Cracks are easy to repair.

Use a knife to enlarge the crack.

Add into the cracks Elmer's Wood Filler. Let it dry for a day. It may shrink and need more applications. Once over filled and dry it's easy to carve and sand.

After each application of the filler spritz with water and swipe with a finger so smooth it out some. It make is easier to see if you are getting it filled up enough.

This is as far as I am going to go today. It needs to dry overnight.
Cheers, Wendy







 
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ebtiki
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Joined: Feb 08, 2009
Posts: 276
Posted: 2010-05-16 4:33 pm   Permalink

Amazing mug - I wish I lived out west to catch this one!
Eric


 
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KeithH
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Joined: Feb 15, 2009
Posts: 104
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2010-05-16 11:20 pm   Permalink

Hmmm... I'll be passing through Sacramento on my way from Portland to Vegas for another event. I may have to extend my gas stop a bit and join the fun.

 
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rugbymatt
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1202
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2010-05-17 2:08 pm   Permalink

Wow that mug looks awesome and the crawl sounds like a blast, I can't wait to get out there and join the fun (my flight gets in at 1:00pm a week from today). Let me know if you need hosts, if all goes well I should at least have a new home bar up and running by then. If not I am definetly crawling!

p.s. Anybody heading south for Mariepolooza over Memorial Day weekend?

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moondog426
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
Posts: 210
From: Carmichael, CA
Posted: 2010-05-21 05:18 am   Permalink

That mug is off the hook......Great Job Wendy...I am going to need one of those!!!!
Way to go Duane putting this together. You have been busy!


 
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LiddleLola
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Joined: Aug 24, 2008
Posts: 163
From: Elk Grove, CA
Posted: 2010-05-21 4:01 pm   Permalink

Wow Wendy, that is the coolest mug ever, even for those who aren't from Sacramento!

Hey count me in as a host. I WILL have my tiki room done by October. (Carpet getting installed on Wednesday, woohoo!)

This will be a total blast.

Thanks Duane. You rock!

Darilyn


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4730
Posted: 2010-05-21 5:10 pm   Permalink

A new Hawaiian shop just opened in old town Elk Grove. It's called Mango Fix. Should they be given information about the crawl to see if they want to be open for our group?

The mug has had the cracked repaired and sanded. Areas that were too deep have also been filled. Next step is to see if it can be molded. I'll know in a couple of weeks. Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm over the mug of Duane's dreams. I'm so happy to have been asked to make it. Wendy









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VampiressRN
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5702
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-05-23 2:44 pm   Permalink

Wendy...you are such a fabulous artisan...I LUV IT GIRLFRIEND!!!

If I have the mula...I may try to get some of my TC artwork framed to start filling in my empty walls. I only know of Aaron Brother's Art to get this done in Roseville. I have had very good luck at Aaron, so am happy to work with them. I thought I would only want bamboo frames, but I am going to think outside of the box and mix it up. Suggestions from anyone would be greatly appreciated.


 
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suzanne
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Joined: Mar 31, 2005
Posts: 660
From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2010-05-23 2:50 pm   Permalink

Awesome. So there.

Suzanne


 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3103
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2010-05-23 2:52 pm   Permalink

WoooHooo! SoccerTiki and I are way overdo for a trip to Sacramento Sounds like a fun weekend

 
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danlovestikis
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Posts: 4730
Posted: 2010-05-28 06:25 am   Permalink

Hi, I just corrected an error. The name of the new Hawaiian shop in Elk Grove is Mango Fix. Sorry. The mold maker is still on his honeymoon but I should know soon if the mug is going to work. Wendy
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-05-30 1:17 pm   Permalink

Just so hard to fathom that a honeymoon would trump a Tiki mug...what is this world coming to!!!!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-06-04 5:58 pm   Permalink

The next step ... buy a 100 pound sack of casting plaster in West Sacramento. I printed a map from Google and we got into the car. I looked though my stack of papers and discovered I had left the map behind. I thought I could remember how to get there but after one wrong turn and a nice side trip we called for directions. The place is well organized and efficient and casting plaster is only eighteen cents a pound!

The gentleman in the photo is going to look on-line tonight to see his picture. Let's get him addicted to tikis like the rest of us! Wendy









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Savage Tiki
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Joined: Nov 27, 2009
Posts: 90
From: an inebriated state of mind in Napa
Posted: 2010-06-04 7:49 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

I just want to thank you for this on-line how-to for creating your own mug. I'm very glad that you're giving this work shop for us DIYers out here in TC cyber-space.

I've got a friend that makes shrunken heads from the gray oven bake clay. He started with the pink and now uses the gray.

It takes a lot of talent to do what you do and at .18 per pound I think that even I can afford to give it a try. I realize that's only one of the many processes in mug creation but I thought that it sounded good.

Thanks again and keep up with this very informative work shop.

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