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Wendy Cevola 1/21/2019 Casting the Harvey's shaker's and Jacoby picks up his heads.
Sandbartender
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Posted: 2 days ago; 07:58 am   Permalink

Those shakers are looking really great.

I'd love to get a set, if you're planning a run.

edit: I had a bizarre thought, would you consider doing a shaker with 4-5 large holes for doing a 'flaming cinnamon' garnish on drinks?

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Hamo
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Posted: 2 days ago; 11:43 pm   Permalink

I like the idea of a shot glass. You could also turn it into a flaming rum reservoir like your smaller Tiki Bobs.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 08:35 am   Permalink


hang10tiki where are more photos? I can tell that yesterday you two were still in Seattle. Or is that the Stratosphere?

Sandbartender I put you on the list. I did one set with 4 and 5 holes. I'll make them larger if possible and then the bizarre cinnamon can fit in both. One shaker for each end of the bar, no fighting. Should work for coffee too. Should I put a C on the backs? It's fun to hear new ideas.

Hamo that works too. So many projects and just one pair of hands. I'll just keep on putting one hand in front of the next, mucking clay!


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Now it's time to pour the last piece of the mold for the Harvey's shakers. I will need a hole at the bottom of each shaker for a cork and also a hole through the plaster in which to pour the slip.

I am again using a cardboard box as my mold box. I use clay to seal it so that it will not leak. I then put a stick right where the cork will go at the bottom of the shaker. I will hold it in place while Dan pours in the liquid plaster.


He does this very nicely. He's a wonderful helper.


Once the plaster is firming up I can let go of the stick.


It is at this time we notice that the box is leaking and that plaster is coming out the sides. I just plugged it at the bottom with dry paper towels. This works because the plaster is setting up. You can also put a plastic garbage bag into the box to catch these leaks.


Now it's time to twist the stick so that it isn't caught by the plaster. Also I'm going to keep it firmly set to the clay sculpt while I rotate the top to


make the opening into the mold larger. I will have to clean this each time I pour a mold so larger is better.


Once the plaster is warm and firm I can remove the box to see where the leak took the plaster.


Most of it suck on the box. The part that stuck on my mold was soft enough to chisel off easily. No problem at all.


I use crayons and mark the mold for easy assembly.


Now it's time to open the mold.


It came apart easily and the sculpt came out without a problem. No undercuts locking it in.


Now it will need to dry for 2 or 3 weeks before use. This sets up the plaster. If you start too soon the mold will crumble.



Thank you for watching, Wendy


PS Dan just said to me, "I'm going to go dump now". If you are a ceramicist you know that means he'll pour out the excess slip because the cast has enough that has firmed up.




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Sandbartender
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Posted: Yesterday; 09:21 am   Permalink

Looks fantastic!

Thanks for putting me on the list.

A "C" on the back of the cinnamon shaker would be just fine. You could also do an "N" for nutmeg. but that one would definitely need smaller holes.



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Today; 06:29 am   Permalink

Sandbartender as the clay dries the entire little tiki shrinks and so do the holes. Then when I glaze I have to be careful to keep the holes open. I have to hope they turn out an appropriate size. The best part is a finger can always cover over some of the holes to stop anything from coming out if the holes are too large. I will give this a shot.

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HARVEY'S SHAKERS one mold one half of a set poured each day.


It took two weeks of 24/7 fans blowing on the mold pieces to get it to dry. Every day those pieces were rotated so the air hit a different side. Now it is ready to have the slip poured in for the first cast.


For small molds I add a funnel so that I don't have to keep topping off the mold. Think IV bag. Keeping the mold full to the top with slip will ensure that the cast is even in thickness.


During this time I am also pouring the Sacramento Crawl mug for 2019 (to be shared in the future). At 45 minutes when the shaker needs to be emptied the crawl mug needs a top off. I made the mold thick so that it has a good amount at the top. Even still it needs more.


A match made in heaven. We use the left overs in the funnel for the shaker to top off the crawl mug mold.


Clear to the top. This is just enough to finish off it's casting time.


The opening to the shaker mold is very small. I use a scooper to remove the slip.


I scrap it down until I get to the plaster. Then very slowly so the opening doesn't glug glug collapsing the cast we empty the mold.


We leave it upside down for at least 4 hours then it's time to open the cast. It is OK to leave it overnight if you need to. The mold opened easily.


The little guy came out without catching anywhere.


The first few out of the mold will have plaster stuck on them but it will easily clean off.


The bottom is ready for a cork.


These will dry over a few weeks and then be sanded. Any imperfections you see here will be removed.


Here is the front.


Top.


I've been casting one per day for around three weeks, same for the crawl mug.


See how adorable this is. Dan's a great model.


It's like an army of minions! These are just so cute. I'm happy that I'm making them while working on the Wish List #8. New projects to be posted very soon.

I've been giving away the heads that I made in 2006. Jacoby came to pick up his.


Making tikis and meeting people who share this interest have given us a truly great life. Thank you everyone, Wendy and Dan



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Posted: Today; 09:25 am   Permalink

Wendy
Yes that sunrise pic was here in Vegas

Love the SnP army

Busy busy
Cheers

Jon


 
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