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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2012-02-14 5:37 pm   Permalink

HA!

 
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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2012-02-14 7:05 pm   Permalink

Wendy, Happy Velentine's Day!!!



That clamp gives new meaning to Love Hurts..

Hope you and Dan had a great day...

Aloha



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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2012-02-14 7:48 pm   Permalink

Sounds like an Enjoyable Valentine's Day!
Hugs to you both,lovers!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posts: 6939
Posted: 2012-02-14 9:47 pm   Permalink

Holler Waller my sister lived in Burp Holler in Oregon above Junction City. Every time I read your TC name I think of her. Here's more of our "slacking" from today!

CT is T yeah HA!

Beachbumz, I love "My" War God valentine. Thanks for being one of my Valentines for the day.

Little Lost Tiki you are always my valentine, we send hugs back your way

Well we plan to work hard and make molds tomorrow so I'm posting my Progress Report tonight for tomorrow morning

Dan and I took turns and got the 18 Zombie Torch mugs in the shed sanded and fine tuned. We hope to clean them with the air compressor tomorrow and load them into the first level of the kiln.


Of the four I cleaned up last night 1 had the glug glug problem. I didn't find it until today when the mugs were firm enough to turn over. So another one for the glaze test Wendy owns it group. Even when you are careful this is easy to do.


I took the bowl I'll use for the Bumatay out of the mold and it had a hole.


It didn't matter because that part was being cut off.


Dipping the cutting tool in water repeatedly helps it move through easily.


The bowl always looks bad until it's carved and sanded. I did see those dents and filled them in with clay.


I've started my Tiki Bob orders. Here's the first one.

Front of the Fu Manchu Bob for Tiki Tom D.


Back of the mug.


Close up of the Que/Cue (braided pony tail)?


We poured five molds. So minus the glug mug I now have 23 in progress.

There is lots to do tomorrow. See ya, Wendy
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The Blue Kahuna
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Joined: Jun 01, 2011
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Posted: 2012-02-15 12:29 am   Permalink

. . . queue

 
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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 695
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-02-15 02:19 am   Permalink

Wow, Wendy... that is one creative Bob!!! Loving it...

-Tom


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2012-02-15 10:11 am   Permalink

I love watching the progression of your projects and your attention to details is truly a joy to see. I can't wait to see how these zombies advance.

Thank you so much for sharing your skills and knowledge.
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-02-15 10:46 am   Permalink

Love the Chu!
Can't wait to see what else you are cooking up
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2012-02-15 3:03 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy, I love your thread, is so fun! full of creativity, generosity, friends and even an example of what a great couple looks like, you guys are amazing, I love to watch how you are friends and have fun together making cool things, Thanks for shearing (the love tool to use on Dan made me laugh!) I'm having fun with you guys thanks for letting me
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KokoKele
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Joined: Feb 08, 2012
Posts: 93
Posted: 2012-02-15 9:11 pm   Permalink

Wow, Wendy! I didn't even like Tiki Bob mugs until I saw your work. You converted me!



 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 6939
Posted: 2012-02-15 9:24 pm   Permalink

Thank you Blue Kahuna, I hope I can remember queue in the future.
TikiTomD a few more details on your mug today I'm so happy you like it.
littegiles the details are the most fun. For years making molds stopped me from making my own ceramics. Babalu and a fellow in Wheatland named Mike (he's at the beginning of my thread) saved me from being frustrated for life. It feels so good to share what I've learned.
MadDogMike send me a good photo of your cannibal tiki and a photo of you with your goatee. I need a reference for an art project.
Clarita that was such a nice note. Thank you. I tell Dan every day how lucky I am to have him. I really couldn't do this alone. Molds are so heavy.

Progress Report:

Today was a great day. We made a mold for a sombrero and I think it worked just fine. Like the mold for the Bumatay it is also a 1 piece mold. Here are the steps.

Torbor64 had one of my South of the Boarder Bobs but the sombrero was so heavy that when he went out he used a Made in Mexico cloth and cardboard version.



I found one just like his and covered it in clay.


The top was completely covered.


For a mold you can't have undercuts.


I put clay all the way around the hat. I made it perpendicular to the bottom so that the hat wouldn't be trapped in plaster.



I used a tool to dent the clay to make it like a straw hat.


I did it over the edge too even though some of the clay once cast will be cut away.


In the box I used clay snakes to stop leaks.


Our work area all set up.


After the plaster became hot I took the mold apart and rasped the sides.


I flipped it over.


I removed enough clay to take out the hat. I don't leave the clay because it will harden as it dries making it more difficult to remove.


I was really happy to see the detail for the straw style sombrero was all there.


This is The South of the Boarder Bob who will wear the Sombrero and be owned by The Blue Kahuna.


I did more work on TikiTomD's Fu Manchu Mug. I still have to fine tune the bottom writing which says Toasting Dr. Funk.

More detail on the facial hair.


More hair detail on the back.


When this dries more I'll carve the letters better.


At the end of the day my sweetheart helps me clean up.


Over and Out and ready to rest. Thanks for popping in. I stole that line from MadDogMike. Cheers, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-02-15 10:22 pm   Permalink

Wow
Been off line for a while
Moving back to Vegas
Love the Wendy show
Blue n green bobs, I'm in...


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The Blue Kahuna
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Posted: 2012-02-16 04:28 am   Permalink

I'm lovin' it! No fair hitting me with tiki awesomeness first thing in the morning, I haven't had my coffee yet! just kidding! Looks fab Wendy!

 
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Professor G
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From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2012-02-16 05:27 am   Permalink

I think I just sprained my screen-scrolling fingers trying to see everything. It's always fun.

 
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2012-02-16 06:00 am   Permalink

I'm enthralled by the mold making process, it is a work of art in itself.

The sombrero will be amazing!





 
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