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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 12/19/14 Wish List #5 progress. LoriLovesTiki your mug is ready to inspect.
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Wendy Cevola 12/19/14 Wish List #5 progress. LoriLovesTiki your mug is ready to inspect.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-31 09:07 am   Permalink

Great pics Wendy

Do u have the new and unimproved windows 8?
If so, then that's why some of your pictures are sideways.
I had that problem too.
Windows 8 saves them on your computer in the right direction for viewing.
Nice touch.
But if u try to upload them it turns the ones taken (up and down) sideways.
You have to turn them and resave them in another program like PAINT.

Me no like windows 8

Keep up the good work
I've made room for the severed head mug.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-01-01 08:59 am   Permalink

Philot thank you for the suggestion. I have hearing loss so all extra noise is not good for me. The mallet is very quiet. But other ceramicists who read this thread may follow up on your suggestion. I know it would work. Thank you for sharing.

hang10tiki yes I have Windows 8. One time I did something and all my rotated photos stayed put when I loaded them here. So far I haven't been able to reproduce it. I'm doing the MadDogMike trick of always taking my photos without rotating the camera.

Progress Report Wish List #3 and the Severed Head

We went in the super cold garage to pour molds. Really at 50 degrees it's no where near as cold as the rest of the country and we are grateful.


After 1 1/2 hours we poured out the Bob's.


The Bob's all went upside down to finish draining.


At two hours we poured out the hat, a tube mug and Severed Head #2.


Today I open the molds. Preparation takes a lot of time. Soon I'll have better photos.

Happy New Year Everyone. 1/1/2013 how fun that was to type that. Cheers, Wendy

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GROG
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Posted: 2013-01-01 12:08 pm   Permalink

You make your molds much thicker than GROG. But GROG lazy. GROG not want carry such heavy molds. GROG not young and spry like you kids.

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-01-01 3:32 pm   Permalink

Philot here's my version of a vibrating table; put a tennis shoe in the washer and set it for a spin cycle. Then put the mold on the washer. Works well, I have used it a few times. I must admit that when my kids were little and didn't want to sleep we would put them in the car seat and do the same thing

Wendy, I dreamt about your severed head mug last night
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-01-01 5:36 pm   Permalink

Wendy- cool pics

Mike- that's strange, please do not elaborate on the dream


 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2013-01-01 5:49 pm   Permalink

Wendy, thanks for the step by steps, very cool to watch the process!
MDM, I'm staying away from all of this talk. At least until I start casting molds and will come back to these pages to see how to use my dryer and tennis shoes.
Wendy (again), while I didn't dream about the severed head mug, I did have a nice visit and talk with your Bob, going over some ideas for 2013. Is that strange?

Happy New Year and all the best for a wonderful year!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-01-02 09:02 am   Permalink

GROG thank you for checking in on us youngsters. We just make molds as thick as our heads so they last a long time like us.

MadDogMike that's how I put Dan to sleep at night.

hang10tiki I'd like to hear more about his dream. The photos are cool because its freezing in the garage.

TikiAno if Bob gives good advice then talk to him all you want. 2013 I love this new year.

Progress Report:

The hat is out of the mold


as is Severed Head #2.


I opened the rest of the molds and found one with major glug glug where the excess clay didn't pour out. Last time this happened I made two torch bases that are still on the drying shelf. This time to save it I made a new sitting Bob. Here are the photos of the steps.

The mug was super heavy so looking inside I saw I had a bad one again. This happens when the slip is too thick.


I cut out the bottom and removed the clay.


I used a round sponge on a stick to smooth out the inside of the mug.


I put sticky clay around the edge of the mug and pressed it down on a sheet of clay.


I formed arms legs and feet and attached them.


I I I sorry about that...formed a coconut mug.


Now it is in Bob's hands with large thumbs.


Photos really help. Seeing these photos show me that I need to re-shape the arms better.



I liked hang10tikis Suffering Bobs bottom so I did it again.


Now that I saved this Bob I'll be working on each Wish List request. I'm about to have a lot of fun.

Cheers, Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-01-02 09:58 am   Permalink

Thats freekin awesome..........................

 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2013-01-02 11:06 am   Permalink

The sitting Bob is adorable! I especially found myself chuckling about his feet & cute little tushie!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-01-02 11:14 am   Permalink

That's HILARIOUS Wendy!
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dartharnie
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Posted: 2013-01-02 11:57 am   Permalink

I am convinced that the butt crack photo is the start of a new contest to see who comes up with the best "butt crack" crack....You're a salty dog, wendy. A salty dog. and I love it.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-01-02 5:32 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki I thank you and so does Sitting Bob.

WaikikianMoeKele I had Dan model for those I'll let him know you think he's adorable, I do!

MadDogMike this is serious art.


dartharnie this is no joke. You are my 2,500 post and you win a prize. When I send your next mug I'll include something extra. Guess what, it is a coincidence that I made your Invisible Bob today. Photos tomorrow!

My Motto is "Will Work For Comments" on Tiki Central. You all made my day special. Thank you, Wendy



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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2013-01-02 7:34 pm   Permalink

Wendy, I'm going to blush every time that I see ANY pic of Dan from now on...
I'm sure that both his feet & his tushie are very cute! lol
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Holler Waller
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Posted: 2013-01-02 8:23 pm   Permalink

Definitely looking forward to a picture of invisible bob! & family loved the sitting bob~

 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2013-01-03 03:48 am   Permalink

Sitting bob is very cute Wendy. The backside view cracked me up. Love it.

 
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