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Wendy Cevola 9/19/17 Glazing up a storm with 36 mugs and 2 bowls to do.
WestADad
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Posted: 2012-02-11 08:34 am   Permalink

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I am getting excited! Look at all those beauties!





 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-11 1:48 pm   Permalink

So exciting!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-12 09:10 am   Permalink

Hi WestADad and Chuck Tatum is Tiki. I'm so happy to see that you two are excited.
Your comments give me energy to keep going.

Since I decided to only sell this run to those who look at these pages and my Sacramento tiki friends the number I will make of this run will be known by midnight tonight. I am not putting this run on Marketplace.

Other answers. I will not make a run as a regular mug but I may do some special orders that are made that way in the future. We made two molds and that means they each have been used only a small number of times. So far only 11 times each. I hope to pour again later today.

I decided to do a few more Tiki Bob's. Someone asked me if I had any available and I forgot who asked. I'm so sorry. I will customize these or do super carved. Here are some examples of my past Tiki Bobs.

















I poured and cleaned two on Friday as I did the Torches. They are waiting to know their fate. Anyone want a special made Bob? Cheers, Wendy







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TikiTomD
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Posted: 2012-02-12 09:42 am   Permalink

Wendy,

Would you be game for another Fu-Manchu styled Bob for me to toast Dr. Funk?

-Tom


 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-02-12 09:54 am   Permalink

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I'd love to have something akin to the blue, Wendy, if that option is to your liking.


 
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WestADad
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Posted: 2012-02-12 11:00 am   Permalink

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I would be interested in getting a blue one like this too.


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The Blue Kahuna
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Posted: 2012-02-12 1:58 pm   Permalink

I could go for a fez wearin' Tiki Bob if you were so inclined, or a 'stache . . . it would be my first Tiki Bob mug!

Cheers!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-12 2:30 pm   Permalink

Hi Guys, we went antiquing this morning and had some fun. I picked out my valentines present from Dan. I'll post a photo later. We are about to go out and pour some more mugs.

Tiki Tom D - Fu-Manchu. Question - a face like my jail house Bob shown above? How would you like the body, classic in brown or something else like black with Chinese rolled buttons that look like a sideways 8?

Proffessor G and WestADad, each super carved Bob I do is completely different. Would you like your name here on TC carved into the design? Blue it is.

The Blue Kahuna, Is a stache short for mustache with what color mug? Or if you want a Fez and mug what name on the front above the Shriner logo?

Here's an idea of the cost. The single piece mug example the Super Carved Bob's or those that are altered on the face are $75. I love to carve them while watching TV. A two piece example with the Fez would be $110. The hats are harder than the mugs and must fit the mug.

Send me any and all your thoughts, answers or drawings of what you would like on your mug or leave it to me. I'll be posting as I work on them along with the Zombie Torches.

Shipping will be whatever it costs to get it to you.

Since each one is unique they will be marked on the bottom as 1/1. I look forward to talking with you all again. Cheers, Wendy
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-13 08:22 am   Permalink

Prgress Report:

I told Dan I needed to have my picture taken to prove that he wasn't the only one working. Of course I combed my hair and posed and then I got back to business.

This is me out in the shed sanding the Zombie Torch mugs.

I hose off the wire mess sand "paper" when it clogs with clay dust. I let it dry before it is used again.

I got this many finished yesterday. They require fine tuning on the carve as well as sanding.

There is so much clean up every day. Yep I kicked the bucket!



In the early morning we went to an antique marketplace under the freeway. I was searching for my own Valentines gift. After mesh nylons and a bust developer gadget I don't let Dan pick out presents for me.

I found what I wanted. This is perfect. Dan's happy that I love my present "from him"

You can never have too many supplies for making molds. Cheers, Wendy

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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2012-02-13 08:28 am   Permalink

The Tiki Bob's with the Maori Design are really fantastic. Great interpretations of a classic design.



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-02-13 10:39 am   Permalink

I gave plenty of sexy lingerie for Valentines days over the years but never a bust developer Glad you picked out something you liked.
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-13 11:38 am   Permalink

You going to use that clamp on Dan?

 
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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2012-02-13 7:55 pm   Permalink

Go-go gadget Wendy! It's a parade of awesomeness!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-02-14 09:10 am   Permalink

Hi Monkeyman, Maori is my favorite too.
MDM I would take a tool over "woman stuff" any day, poor Dan!
Chuck Tatum is Tiki - would you?
ZeroTiki - thank you. Will there be a swap this year?

Progress Report

Since I've started sanding I found one that had bottom air bubbles so I made it my glaze test mug and I'm repairing it as shown here. There are several ways to do repairs. I'm trying this patch which in the past worked wonders. MadDogMike told me about it. Sharing tips makes this thread so much fun and helpful. Overfill several times because as it dries it shrinks.





I've finished the 4 Bumatay's for Roge's resin lamps. So I decided to pour 4 more and to make a bowl. I did a bowl sculpt and mold last year so I'm using it again to make this one.




I now have 22 of the Zombie Torch fine tuned. I sand when they feel dry all the way through. I hope to pour again today. It's raining now so it takes a bit longer between casts.

I had them all wrapped up so they wouldn't dry until I got to them.

I also have started on the 4 Tiki Bob specials. They are all poured and waiting to be carved and sculpted.

Here are the 4 I finished fine tuning yesterday. Of course I do it again when I sand them.


So my goals for today are to give Dan tikis for his Valentine. To have him help me pour ceramics. To take Dan out to lunch. To start carving the Tiki Bobs and to do some sanding on the Zombie Torches. To use the tool on Dan...just kidding Chuck!

Cheers, Wendy





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Holler Waller
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Posted: 2012-02-14 5:10 pm   Permalink

Kinda slacking off today, eh? Happy V Day!

 
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