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Wendy Cevola 12/13/17 Pouring and Opening the new Moai mold for the first time.
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Posted: 2012-03-16 10:07 am   Permalink

Wendy, Yes we are vending at the Tiki Market Place on the 1st
Are you going to make it?

We never miss any of the TikiFarm events, but it may be hard being the night before
the Tiki Market Place.


 
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Posted: 2012-03-16 10:14 am   Permalink

What a bevy of beautiful babes!
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-03-16 8:56 pm   Permalink

Sweeeeeeeet

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-03-17 08:57 am   Permalink

WestADad I'm looking forward to Roberts logo coming to life too.
Atomic Tiki Punk see you soon.
MadDogMike Tiki Bobs are not babes they are handsome guys.
hang10tiki and non-toxic too.

Progress Report:

Time to sit in the nook all day with my glazes and TV shows on tape.

I painted on the first coat of clear glaze being very careful not to go over the edges. MadDogMike asked me why I did the three layers of white rather than just clear glaze over the white clay. I have done glaze tests and the white glaze adds depth and really looks better. You are all worth it.

Second layer of clear glaze added.

At last its time to start adding the color to the Bob's bodies.

These three are WestADad's, Professor G's, bavtechs and today I'll be adding hang10tikis mug to the Blue Bob's Group.

After one layer is done.

After the second layer is done.

The last layer will go on these today and then its off to the next mug or bowl.

Thanks for keeping me working, Wendy







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TikiTomD
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Posted: 2012-03-17 09:42 am   Permalink

Wendy, it's becoming pretty obvious to me that there's not much difference between building rockets and building tiki mugs as you do it, relative to the multitude of steps to create and assemble, and the required precision / attention to detail for a successful outcome! That's an impressive array of Bobs, nearly ready for launch!

-Tom


 
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Posted: 2012-03-17 10:05 am   Permalink

U are a machine...

 
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Posted: 2012-03-17 1:46 pm   Permalink

Are you vending at Don's next month,Wendy!

 
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On 2012-03-17 08:57, danlovestikis wrote:
MadDogMike Tiki Bobs are not babes they are handsome guys.



I was talking about these ~

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Posted: 2012-03-17 8:22 pm   Permalink

Every step of this still fascinates me, Wendy, and the fact that I get a mug out of the deal makes it even more fascinating-er. In a perfect world we'd get fezzes (fezzi?) made for The Brotherhood of the Blue Bobs.

 
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Posted: 2012-03-17 9:48 pm   Permalink

We be the real Blue man group!

 
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danlovestikis
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Tom - Ten, nine, eight...I really do hope to have them fired and out of the kiln within 10 days if I can keep up this pace. Thank you for that comparison, terrific.
Atomic Tiki Punk we be shoppin.
MadDogMike ahhhhhhhhhh
Professor G a little enamel when it's out of the kiln and it will be yours. One extra step just for you!
hang10tiki I will always think of you four as the Blue Bob Group. Maybe you can all meet one day and have a toast with the Bob's.

Progress Report: First off I apologies for the blurry photos. With the small screen it's hard to tell if the photo was OK in this case not.

I caught up the last Blue Bob and then added the third coast to all four.

Next I glazed the inside of each mug. All done!


I had a request from blacksandz to do a PNG Bob and to age him. This is the first time I've tried to do something like this. Beachbumz gave me some tips. First off a coat of Duncan cy122 my very favorite glaze for Bobs.

Next a coat of a off white.

Last a coat of walnut brown. I used a tooth pick during each coat to scrap out some glaze to expose the off white in the face designs.

Added more off white to the shell eyes. This will be a surprise mug. When all these glazes melt who knows what this will look like. I spilled glaze during this time. All over the floor. I love that glaze comes up with water on paper towels. Brawny of course.


I started on the zerostreet mug.

Fished off the PNG and zerostreet with more walnut glaze.


Next up Loki Tikis dog Tiki Ba.

Three layers of yellow/brown and some highlights that may or may not show up.


At this point I had worked from 8am until 5pm. I was done for the day. Dan and I had dinner and put on the TV to relax. Well why not start on Atomic Chicks mosaic Bob. I started at 5:30 PM. three layers each color.



I outlined each tile with black.

This will need the clear glaze and the inside of the mug painted.

I got this far by 10 PM. 4.5 hours to paint the outside. So about the same amount of time as a super carved mug requires for carving.

I'm behind in my Spanish lessons so I'll do one before I start to paint this morning.

I'm not yet half way through the Bob's but that's my goal for today. It is supposed to stop raining by Wednesday. I'll glaze some Torches if that's true and have my tests ready for the kiln with the Bob's. The timing for all these projects has been perfect. Thank you all for keeping me busy during the rainy season.

Thank you for all your notes. Cheers, Wendy





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I spilled glaze during this time. All over the floor. I love that glaze comes up with water on paper towels. Brawny of course.





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hang10tiki brawny wins again look at all that brain cage space. I really like smart men who can clean up all my messes.



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Progress Report:

Less blurry photos of Atomic Chicks mosaic Bob.



Covered with 2 layers of clear. Then I glazed the inside black.


For my 60th birthday Dan gave me a coupon that said he would help sand one of my projects. I had filled all the dents with Magic Mend then re-fired and now he sanded those areas flat.


I began to glaze Tiki Tom D's Fu Manchu mug when Dan came to say the rain had stopped.

We hauled the Zombie Torch mugs to the backyard.


Dan wearing his brawny man shirt squirted water into the mug. Shook it and poured it out.

Next he hit the outside with water. All this is to remove dust. One speck will cause the glaze to crawl and leave a "glaze skip".

Now all of the Zombie Torch mugs are together.

The rain came back. We avoided the rain so Dan wouldn't get drenched.


I finished the 3 layers on Fu and began the French secret agent for bavtech.


Filled them each with glaze let it sit and poured it out.



Another break in the rain so we hauled out the mugs whose glaze had dried and filled the bottom of the kiln. I put each one on a stilt so if the glaze ran it wouldn't fuse the mug to the bottom of the kiln.


Next I glazed the South of the Boarder Bob for The Blue Kahuna.


Inside and out.


Next I filled the top of the kiln with hats this mug and glaze test strips.


The kiln started to fire this morning. It will open on Wednesday.
I have started Psycho Tiki D's bowl.

First glaze coat finished last night. Two more to go.


I have all the mugs in the kiln. Now I will finish all the bowls. When the rain stops I will do all the glaze tests on the Zombie Torches to figure out how the run will look.

Wednesday is the big day for mugs. Some may need glaze touch ups but we'll hope they come out just fine. Cheers, Wendy
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Thank you everyone for checking in day after day. You all mean so much to me. Wendy

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