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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-05-28 5:01 pm   Permalink

Very well done on the hook. Yes more penny's by the side.
Nice work the detail with all the little thing going
on looks great.
Grom Tiki Carver

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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2008-05-29 11:21 am   Permalink

Oh great new ones! love the Maori one! Congrats!

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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-05-29 11:38 am   Permalink


On 2008-05-28 15:54, mieko wrote:
I'm having problems casting good copies of him, and I think he's awfully funny looking - but then again, so are the sources I used. Feedback appreciated!!!

He's fabulous! Keep trying. What parts are giving you problems with the casting? What colors of resin are you using?

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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2008-05-29 12:04 pm   Permalink

meiko, i've done a few like this. what you need to do is make a casting of the wood that's totally enclosed in silicone. hold him up with a small bit of clay or playdough. when that cures cut it out. don't worry about the mold, that's not what you're after.

the resin piece you just made will become your new master. sand off any odd bits and fill in any bubbles or indentations with a 2 part epoxy putty. you can get it at any good hobby store.

once you've made him all clean take the 2 part putty and make what's called a button in jewelry term. it's a little piece that comes off the top or the bottom that creates the hole where you'll pour the resin in. you'll have to cut this off of each piece and clean it up.

put this end firmly on a flat surface (i use double face tape to hold it down) and build your mold form around it. pour in your silicone. once it cures cut it out very carfully (don't worry too much about the master) but don't cut your mold completely apart.

when i take my form off i save it and use it to hold the mold together when i cast. just wrap it around the mold and hold it together with rubber bands.

hope that helps a little. just shoot me a PM if you have any questions.

give of yourself. it's the most precious of all gifts.

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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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Posted: 2008-07-03 8:05 pm   Permalink

Hey Mieko!
Your new pieces look awesome! The Spirit Hook is great!

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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-07-03 8:11 pm   Permalink

Thanks Eric! The people at the Mai Kai really liked the spirit hook too, so I'm working on putting their logo on the back so they could sell them at their store.

Hey Perry, I managed to remake the original mold just using the button idea and it worked really good without having to make a new master.

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