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Wendy Cevola 9/26/17 Huge Moai bowl glazed, will it work?
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-12-22 08:51 am   Permalink

hang1tiki you sure know where to search out photos.

Tiki Ano your dog was nice to let hang10tiki use his hand. After Christmas I'll be sure to have him return it.

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Progress Report on the Sacramento Crawl mug and misc.

It's time to pour the first crawl mug the date is 11/17/16. This is the earliest start I have ever had. It's also the longest list of Wishes I've ever had to make. So as you can see I didn't wait for the new year. I started everything plus extras in October.

I carve into the mold so I can keep track of how many I've made without counting the mugs.


We lined up the three molds. The Maori wall-hanging, the crawl mug, the Tropic's tiki wall-hanging or huge necklace.


Filled them up to the top.



After 2hours the slip was poured out of the Maori wall hanging.


The next day I was able to tip it out of the mold. It was firm enough to stand up.


I put it on a hard placemat and cleaned it up.


Then I carved it all over.


The next day the same thing.


I try to always change the way I carve these so each will be unique.



Poured out the slip after 2 hours and let it sit overnight with a baggie over it so it wouldn't dry out too much.



The first one didn't come out of the mold and tore to pieces. I fine tuned the mold where I thought it was catching the clay. Looking back at my photos I wish I had kept his head and made a necklace but he went into the garbage can. Oops!


The next day I did it all again and after it came out of the mold and I cut away the excess clay it was right on!


Empting out the slip from the number 1 crawl mug.


After the slip is poured out Dan flips the mold over and puts it on the 2 x 4's to let it finish draining and firming overnight.


One down many more to go. One mold, one mug a day. Cheers, Wendy

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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2016-12-22 10:00 am   Permalink

I'm jealous, I want a Dan to help me with molds

Great stuff as usual.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-12-22 5:53 pm   Permalink

Wendy
Wow the detail on both of the Maori pieces is amazing
No really
Amazing











BaddTiki-
I think I figured out Wendy's secret to getting Dan-0s help,
She straps him to the mold...







Edit because I just noticed something
Wendy- I understand why you mark the mold every time you make one,
but what I don't understand is why do you mark Dan-0 every time he pours out a mold?
I had to zoom in to see it.







Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!

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Posted: 2016-12-22 9:19 pm   Permalink

Jon,

Hahahaha. I didn't notice that, thanks for zooming in- I'd think it would be easier to keep track with tally marks (using that slash across), no?

That Wendy, her attention to detail has no bounds...



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-12-23 07:29 am   Permalink

Badd Tiki thank you. I couldn't handle the work load without him.

hang10tiki I brought Dan in to see your photos. The fun part was he couldn't resist looking down at his arm! I love to carve designs and doing these took a long time but I enjoy every minute.

TikiAno thank you too!

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Yesterday was fun. The Sacramento Bee newspaper sent a reporter and cameraman over to talk tiki and to tour my workspace and of course Dan's collection.

Our article will be in the newspaper on January 1st 2017 if all goes well. The cameraman is going to request to come back to make a video to put in the on-line version. If OK'd he'll be back next week to film. Fingers are crossed.

Here's our morning.


We cleaned up my usual workspace. I haven't seen it like this in awhile.





















Then he asked me to recreate my workspace again. There's a sneak peek of Bullet's K-Zap cat which is on Wish List #7.


Once the crew was gone I spent the day working on the cat to improve it's imperfections. I finished it but photos are a long way off.


So let's get back to the Progress Report on the Sacramento Crawl mug for 2017.

Opening a mold in the proper order and technique is important. We pulled off the first piece with the mold on it's side.


I looked and thought about it and decided to take hold of the two sides and to lift it straight up and set it on it's bottom.
Then without letting go of the sides we pulled them straight off.


There's a lot of plaster dust on the first few that we pour. I just ignore it but if there are any chunks those I will remove.


No undercuts or castrations! The mold is good.








Then I put my hands under the extra clay on the top and lifted the mug onto a board.

The molds are really good and clean up wasn't more than 5 minutes. One mug a day and in-between the fans dry the mold pieces for the next day.


Happy Holidays. I wonder what our Christmas countdown photo will look like today. Wendy

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Posted: 2016-12-23 07:51 am   Permalink

1st one out
Sweet


2 more days



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Posted: 2016-12-23 12:28 pm   Permalink

I am looking forward to seeing the article online. That reporter will do a good job. I'm sure he's a great guy because he is wearing a pair of my all time favorite shoes....the Samba by Adidas!
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Posted: 2016-12-24 07:33 am   Permalink

hang10tiki Dan is having way too much fun. One mug a day is all I can do so it's going to be very many days.

8FT Tiki I had to find the shoes and then guess they are the ones with the 3 white stripes? They were both super nice.

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We went tiki hunting in Loomis, California.

Dan found two things, one is pretty special.


The lady said that a world traveler, who died 20 years ago at 95 years old, brought this back from Tahiti. She said it originally had a key to the ladies room at the hotel.


She talked them into selling it to her but the hotel kept the key. It even has the name of the person who made it. We, P. Nino. We believe it is stone.


Pretty cool, Wendy

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Posted: 2016-12-24 09:55 am   Permalink

Kool find
Saw this online







Well
Well
Well
1 more day




You two have a great Christmas

Hugs
Jon
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Posted: 2016-12-24 2:05 pm   Permalink

Found another photo online



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hang10tiki it's so heavy it would give me a neck ache. Thank you so much for these and all the holiday photos. You made this season so much fun.

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Merry Christmas everyone and may we all have a Happy New Year to come. Wendy and Dan
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Posted: 2016-12-25 06:37 am   Permalink

Merry Christmas Wendy and Dan! And Thank You Very Much for all the great pictures and stories this year!
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Posted: 2016-12-25 06:45 am   Permalink

Wendy and Dan-0
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Have fun and relax a bit
You two are the best







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Posted: 2016-12-25 4:25 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki I'm so happy I checked today. I didn't expect it but Woo Hoo the last day is there plus my tikis with lights. So cool. I've posted the first 24 on fb and now I'll post these too.

Many thank U's for making the 25 days special. Wendy and Dan


 
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Posted: 2016-12-25 9:38 pm   Permalink

Merry Christmas Dan and Wendy.

 
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