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NEW mug - Pia-kua from tikiracer [making of pics]
POCKETIKI
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From: UK
Posted: 2007-02-25 08:21 am   Permalink

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Wahoo! Looks like I've secured by ZOMBIE mug!! Can't wait to crack open that 'BIO HAZARD' seal and see what my one died of? A bad MAI-TAI? Too many late nights on eBay & TC maybe? I'll post the cause of death when he arrives.

Great work TIKI RACER keep it up - Trader Jim (Make mine a ZOMBIE!).


 
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Tiki Duddy
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Posted: 2007-02-25 1:58 pm   Permalink

hey that is COOL. one of these days i want to try that out....but i have no idea how lol.
great job
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Flamingo
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Posted: 2007-03-08 06:40 am   Permalink

Sweet! Nice work! What was the "blank" made of?

 
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2007-03-08 08:18 am   Permalink

flamingo - the guys at cheekytiki gave me a plaster blank turned on a lathe.

I've since made some plaster blanks of my own, by using old plastic pop[soda] bottles to get them the right size and shape. Just need to saw off the bottoms.


 
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Flamingo
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Posted: 2007-03-08 09:09 am   Permalink

Thanks! I realized that the plaster blank proberbly was made of plaster just as soon as I turned my computer of.I guess thinking pays of sometimes

Do you find the plaster easy to work with?

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tikiracer
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Posted: 2007-03-08 09:15 am   Permalink

yes, although it took a while to know how much pressure to use and when it would crumble, it was smooth and consistent. By starting with a cylinder already meant I had a good mug shape from the get go, just had to watch how the cut lines feel to ensure the mold was only 3 pieces.

My next mug designs are coming along well...
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Tiki Chris
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Posted: 2007-03-08 12:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-03-08 09:15, tikiracer wrote:

My next mug designs are coming along well...




Cool! Can't wait to see more tikiracer mugs!


 
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hmc
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From: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted: 2007-07-02 02:32 am   Permalink

What a clever idea tikiracer! Love the body bag - nice touch. I think I may have overlooked the link to the video in your post?
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2008-10-21 08:21 am   Permalink

New mug design and build pics

This mug has been on a slow burn for a while now.

Named Pistoniki, it's a marquesan styled mug which also looks and feels like a motor engine piston - hence pistoniki... I wanted a short mug good for mai-tai's, always a favourite in my homebar.

Here's acouple pics of the master carve, from a large plaster slug.



Right for the get go, I wanted to have fun with the packaging of this mug.


Each mug comes wrapped in out hot rod magazine pages, and a box filled with brown cardboard packaging. The box designed to look like a vintage [NOS] auto parts box. Also included is a small instruction sheet with a recipe for Engine Oil. This cocktail was keenly researched and created at the tikiracer workshops. The drink has the colour and pour of motor oil, but not the taste. Not that I've tried oil...

The great folks at Cheekytiki have been making these and helped source a great limited edition glaze for a run of client gifts. This red hot colour with white hot edges works really well. I only have one left which is number one of 16, is available here.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30199&forum=12&0

Now the mug again from different angles.







And now the underneath.


Here's the mainline [available soon] colourway. This is a great oily brown glaze that feels slick and reacts really well in different lighting. The inner glaze is a carbonised, matt black.


Some details.



Mahalo for looking.



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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2008-10-21 12:31 pm   Permalink

Very very cool!
I love the texture, and the basic deisgn is wonderful. A classic!
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tikiracer
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From: UK
Posted: 2009-01-28 12:05 pm   Permalink

Hey - I've got a couple of items on ebay [including a pistoniki mug].

They are priced in pounds but as the dollar is strong you can save...

9 pounds = about 13 dollars...

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/tikiracerstudio

Thanks for looking
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tikiracer
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From: UK
Posted: 2009-04-14 01:56 am   Permalink

Aloha

Here's the making of my latest mug project.

As I guess many of you have spotted my work is inspired by Marquesas art.
So when it came to designing a smaller, tiki mug I decided on the classic marquesas crown/headress for the starting point.

Titled - Pai-kua




Once I'd sorted the size, I started off with a block of plaster, pre-shaped from pouring into a cola bottle.



Then came the job of roughing out the proportions.



Here's the final master.









Thanks to the help of the nice folks at Cheekytiki, I'm very happy with the final glazed mug.

After a few test glazes...


Here's the final mainline mug.






Fancy one? Click here
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29909&forum=12&start=15&17


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