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WSWahine
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From: My 50's ranch in South Sac
Posted: 2010-09-07 02:28 am   Permalink

Can't wait! Lots of new stops on the tour and many new home bars to see!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-07 9:42 pm   Permalink

Vamp, I'll use Dan's arm to guard the mugs! Wendy

It was time to test fire the kiln. I made clay holders for the cones.

I put in cones for 03, 04, 05, 06 and 07. They all should bend or melt except the 03 with takes a higher temperature. We were worried about the floor getting too hot. It didn't melt but when I touched it I got burnt. We will look for something flame proof to put there. The test fire took 7.5 hours.

I have begun to fine tune each mug. I started with #50 since the mold gets worse with use. Right now it take 30 to 45 minutes to make one mug acceptable. It's only the lettering that needs help. As I get to lower numbers it will go faster. Dan keeps me company and it's still a very fun project.




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1961surf
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Posted: 2010-09-07 10:01 pm   Permalink

You are awesome Wendy.

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-09-12 10:39 am   Permalink

Such dedication...we LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE you Wendy!!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-12 5:42 pm   Permalink

Hi Vamp, we missed you at the Keno Kai last night. We had your mug ready to go home with you. I made a new record for myself today. I cleaned 8 mugs in 10 hours. Dan did have me break for lunch and I quit for dinner. You and the rest of the gang make all the work fun and worth it. The only part of the mug that does not require attention is Duanes name. I told him last night the tiki gods want his name on there so they protect it. I have 10 left to carve then I'll dress up in my hazmat gear to sand them all. Thank you and everyone else for the support, I'll do my best, hugs, Wendy

Dan and I painted and put up wood for the glaze test chips. We will cover these boards with nails to hang the chips so I can refer to them in the future.







 
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Choptop
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Posted: 2010-09-14 12:53 pm   Permalink

Ok... where and when is the start of this?

has someone made up a map? Schedule?

I see on the first page a list of places and times, but no directions or addresses... or way to sign up for this event, or order mugs.....

if its buried in the 12 pages of this thread perhaps it should be put in the first post (if it can still be edited) or added to the last page.


 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2010-09-14 6:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-14 12:53, Choptop wrote:
Ok... where and when is the start of this?

has someone made up a map? Schedule?

I see on the first page a list of places and times, but no directions or addresses... or way to sign up for this event, or order mugs.....

if its buried in the 12 pages of this thread perhaps it should be put in the first post (if it can still be edited) or added to the last page.




You will be pm'd the address of the 1st crawl house I believe and will get a list of the other addresses at that location. They wont post people's addresses on TC.

If you want to be included just shoot Psycho Tiki D a quick pm to make sure he has ya as an interested party.

I am sure he will chime in after me with better details but that is a good way to start


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-14 6:37 pm   Permalink

PAGE 8 HAS THE LIST OF MUGS THAT HAVE BEEN PURCHASED.

So far of the fifty 28 are sold and there are 5 wanted by collectors not attending the crawl.

$50 for the first mug for a household. I'll break even on these. If any are left over then the second mug by the same purchaser will cost $70 which will help me stock up on supplies for the next crawl mug, 2011.

Today after 6 hours of carving I finished fine tuning the last 6 mugs. Tomorrow I will sand them. Thursday they will be bisque fired, yippee! The best part is that I haven't broken any of them during the carving.

More photos soon, Wendy
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-09-14 8:17 pm   Permalink

Highway 65 will have the southbound ramp to I-80 closed for construction after 10pm, so I will be sure Duane has rerouting directions on the handouts that include directions to and from my place.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2010-09-15 07:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-14 12:53, Choptop wrote:
Ok... where and when is the start of this?

has someone made up a map? Schedule?

I see on the first page a list of places and times, but no directions or addresses... or way to sign up for this event, or order mugs.....

if its buried in the 12 pages of this thread perhaps it should be put in the first post (if it can still be edited) or added to the last page.




I really had no idea this thread would grow to 12 pages. Liz is correct, PM or email me @
DOrzol1@yahoo.com for the address to the first location you plan on attending and the rest of the information for crawl locations will be available for the rest of the weekend. Wendy started a page of interested parties purchasing the event mug on page 8. As for maps, I will try and print out Yahoo maps from and to each stop. Look forward to meeting all of you soon.

PTD


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-15 4:22 pm   Permalink

Next Step: Today I carved the numbers into the bottom of each mug. Three AP's for the guys and 47 mugs. Then I sanded the mugs for 6 hours while Dan used an air compressor to blow off the dust. Up next: Bisque, if there are any air bubbles the mugs explode! Wendy
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Last mug.

PS I really couldn't have done this mug without all of Dan's help. Today he read the manual and set up the air compressor and then stayed to use it on the mugs, without him it would have taken longer than 6 hours. He's worked along side me the entire way through. He's a keeper!




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rugbymatt
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Posted: 2010-09-15 5:02 pm   Permalink

Keep up the good work you two, you (and the mugs) look absolutely mahvahlous! Hopefully you can take a break on Monday evening to come over for the Hawaii Five-0 Premier party.


 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-09-15 5:12 pm   Permalink

hehe - you rock lady!

Your fine, none of that will explode...cast stuff is pretty sure. If you are seeing air pockets, they are most likely at the top of the castings, yes? Adjust the thickness of the slip you are using a little.

This is your first firing with ware? Set controller for ^04 - slow setting (10-11 hr firing), if you want to be extra safe...in future, you should be able to get away with a med. (6.5-7 hour first firing) for "cast ware" if it is bone dry going in.

a new air compressor too? damn!

When your hot your hot!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-15 10:12 pm   Permalink

Hi Matt, Hi Babalu,

In all the mugs I've seen one air pocket at the very top when I cut off the excess, I hope that's the only one. I will slow fire at 04 tomorrow evening. I've only done a test fire so this is my first one with green ware. I did have a shelf touching a wall. I'll load the shelves as you said...touching in the middle when I load the mugs. Fingers crossed.

Yep, I've bought every thing I need to be as professional as possible. I just hope nothing breaks for the next 20 years.

Hawaii 5-0 the new one has my favorite vampire staring in it. I hope we can join you Matt.

Good Night Gentlemen, Wendy
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-09-16 10:11 am   Permalink

This morning we loaded the kiln. The 50 mugs just fit. However before I fire I need to hear back from Babalu that this will work. Wendy

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