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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Finished Tiki Pie Birds
Hamo
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Posted: 2018-10-24 10:06 pm   Permalink

Wow; great job, Mike. That tile looks like the real thing.

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-10-25 1:59 pm   Permalink

Hilda and Hamo thank you. I think I have it dialed in, now to crank out 5 more! The other 2 are glaze firing in the kiln right now

Wendy, these are the bubbles I was talking about - thousands of tiny bubbles. Those are good in your wine but not so much in your glaze I'm pretty sure it was caused by bisque firing too low. Didn't have any trouble on this last tile.




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-10-25 3:02 pm   Permalink


I had those bubbles show up on the inside of a Tiki Bob bowl. I just added more glaze and fired again and they all disappeared. It's worth a try. Wendy


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-10-25 7:43 pm   Permalink

Mad Dog- great tile

As far as all the kiln technology with the Orca dorsal fins
Don’t get it
But fun to read






 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-10-26 11:27 am   Permalink

3 done, either 3 or 5 to go. The Magic Mender repaired crack shows on the bottom right but that's OK - It looks like it's 100 years old


Jon, those Orca fins are actually the antithesis of "kiln technology". They were developed in the 1800s for when you don't have a high tech kiln But this fired just about right, I think I'm good now.




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-10-26 12:00 pm   Permalink


The tiles are so cool and the crack is fun. Good job. Wendy


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2018-10-26 7:05 pm   Permalink

Ohhhhh
I see

So this is good





But
What’s this mean?





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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-10-27 06:50 am   Permalink


hang10tiki Ouch!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-10-29 1:07 pm   Permalink


Jon, that means you are NOT the apex predator

Working on another batch, decided to time myself to see how much time I actually spend on them. Do you ever do that Wendy? So far I'm at about 50 minutes to roll, cut, and engrave 3 tiles. Still some clean-up to do, bisque firing, glazing, and glaze firing. I suspect I will end up about 45-60 hour each to make these, not too bad.




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-10-29 3:47 pm   Permalink


These are so cool. I have never written down the number of hours until this past week. I could guess though.

I started a new black velvet. I am writing down my start and stop times and how long that is. I will add it up at the end.
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-10-29 6:42 pm   Permalink

Wendy, in our hearts I think we don't want to know how much we spent on a project. Since I am just doing it for fun, it doesn't matter much. On a commission I would be afraid I end up making 50 cents an hour

I guess this is as good as a place as any to keep track of my time since I can't lose it posted here
15 minutes rolling slabs and cutting outside
15 minutes cutting inside holes
20 minutes rough engraving
45 minutes cleaning up all edges and engraving
Now to dry weighted between pieces of sheetrock for several days, may be ready to fire by this weekend




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-10-29 7:07 pm   Permalink


How many can you fire at a time?


 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2018-10-29 8:36 pm   Permalink

I can't wait to see how you're going to use the tiles!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-10-29 10:08 pm   Permalink

Wendy, they can actually stack for a bisque firing so I could probably 5 or 6. I fired 2 in the last glaze firing, I think I have enough kiln shelves and post to fire all three.

Thank you MaukaHale. Hopefully in the next few weeks.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2018-10-30 08:21 am   Permalink


That's great.


 
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