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Wendy Cevola 11/23/14 Tiki Hula starts a Rum fire at our home. Thank you Tiki Atari for the swag.
littlegiles
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Posted: 2013-06-16 07:52 am   Permalink

Hope you had a great time at the party and can't wait to hear about it.

Love the new shelves. I think we will now call Dan, "Handy Dan, the Handy Man".

Sorry to hear about the crack in the volcano, but I'm sure you can fix it up.

- Dale
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-06-16 2:53 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki I wish my shed were bigger then I could have even more shelves. I don't care about shoes, I like shelves.

littlegiles the party was great and the crack is OK. Here's some photos I'm sharing.

Thank you for thinking of me on your weekend and Happy Father's Day

Mary in front of her and Nelson's tiki store.


Mary, Monty (Marone Tiki) and Deb.


Anthony Maye wife and week old baby.


Dan.


I like to see some of my art objects in the glass case.


Check out here.


We always have fun shopping for tikis.


Tikis, friends and good barbecue ribs by Nelson...a perfect party.

Progress Report

I took this photo and then I cleaned up the mugs #39 and #40.


Then I set up to sand some more dried mugs.


I've found that 11 is all I can do before arthritic pain kicks in and I need to stop.


Dan set up and blew off all the dust.


I loaded the kiln and have room for more.


I dug out the cracks in the volcano bowl. One crack wasn't deep but one went through. Digging them out helps stop them from growing larger.


I did the same thing on the bottom. Then I added my name the year and 1/1.


Next I decided to drill a hole from the mouth opening and out the back.


I checked and I could get the bending end of the straw to turn the corner and lower into the bowl.


Then I carved in these words.


Now since Dan is a father to our cat Fluffy/Sherry I'm taking him out to dinner. I wish there was a tiki place in town.

I hope you are all having a fun day. Thank you always for the visit and messages. Cheers, Wendy




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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-06-16 3:51 pm   Permalink

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAN!!!!!

Love the straw hole Wendy! Best wishes on the experemental volcano
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Posted: 2013-06-16 6:01 pm   Permalink

Great pictures as always and good to see the Sac Ohana turn-out for the grand opening of Nelson and Mary's store, they are sure putting Sacramento on the Tiki map.
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-06-16 8:12 pm   Permalink




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tigertail777
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Posted: 2013-06-16 9:01 pm   Permalink

Sorry about the cracks, but you always seem to figure out a way around what the clay throws at you.

Arthritis.... ugh. I sympathize. I am currently suffering from a gout attack, a kissing cousin to arthritis. Loving your cannibal swap piece! I was going to start mine this weekend until gouty Mchopalong incapacitated me. Are you making it so you can actually suck vital juices (rum) through the unfortunate lady? That is too funny!

Your production line seems to be coming along quite well. Those things are HUGE, but knowing you you will find an excuse in the future to make one even larger.


 
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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-06-16 9:12 pm   Permalink

OK, forget what I said, twisted is not the right word. A straw? (sorry this is held over from my reply to you on my thread) This is what sets your art apart, you are so darn clever. Who else would have thought of that ... Gene

 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-06-17 05:14 am   Permalink

That's really great that Mahalo's store is officially open. The world needs another tiki store, and it's nice to see TC members going out to support him.

Sorry to hear about the cracks, but it looks like you're working it out as always. I'm curious to see what the textured part of the volcano will hold. I've seen you experiment with lava before, and it's been great, so this intrigues me. Also, it would appear that you are making the volcano removable. Also quite handy.

Sorry to hear about your arthritis, I know it can be a pain. It's an old wives tale based in actual science, but tart cherries are quite good for helping with arthritis symptoms. They say that cherry juice is the thing. I haven't tried that yet, as it's been awhile since I've had trouble with mine, but 16oz of cherry juice a day is supposed to do wonders. Hope you're feeling better.

Cheers.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-06-17 9:56 pm   Permalink

MadDogMike you are a wonderful father so I hope you had a great day.

VampiressRN don't we just love having a tiki store in town and who better than Nelson and Mary to run it. The store is perfect.

hang10tiki Dan loves his newest photoshop, thank you a whole bunch.

tigertail777 Volcanos always have cracks. This will be one to fix up.
My arthritis is minor, I just have to stop if I work too long. Gout is horrible. Good shoes, skip alcohol, meat and mushrooms. The cannibal swap while fun is not a topic to take lightly. We have #43 and 44 in the molds right now. Working every day. I don't think a larger tiki would be possible. Dan can hardly handle these molds.

Gene S Morgan thank you. When the boys voted for cannibal I decided it would be a disgusting/twisted piece of art and not pretty because the topic is not pretty. The real horror is that I modeled the face after mine. No not the chest!

Hale Tiki we love Nelson and Mary and want them to have great success. The volcano may or may not be free standing. I haven't decided yet. The lava will be fun to do. Cherry juice, thank you.

Today was a major tiki day and I'm all beat up. So photos tomorrow. I have some great tips to share from a ceramics pro who adjusted my kiln temperature today. Here he is Clayton, and you won't believe what he does with Aqua Net hairspray!







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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-06-17 10:09 pm   Permalink

"and you won't believe what he does with Aqua Net hairspray!..."
YOU CAN'T JUST LEAVE US HANGING LIKE THAT!!!

Although I have fired many a PVC potato gun with AquaRock. The perfect combination of alcohol, ether, and butane


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-06-18 2:13 pm   Permalink

GROG has posted on Tiki Central Infirmary on the Ohana page. Please check it out and wish him well.

OK MadDogMike and GROG here's what I learned from Clayton. If you fire too hot your clay will loose its porosity and it will not suck in the glaze as it fires. When you put a hold on longer than 12 minutes at the end of bisque or glazing this can happen. He does a 10 hour preheat on all his bisque ware to make sure it is free of water.

If you have a piece that keeps kicking off the glaze then spray that spot with Aqua Net Hairspray. When it dries then paint on your glaze. Let that dry and fire again. He said the Aqua Net will act as a glue first and then it burns off and you are left with a well glazed piece.

Progress Report

I showed the Chippy Bob to a friend who just retired from the police force. He said he had to have a Bob mug with his badge on it. It's not perfect but here it is.

He send me a photo of his badge #999 so I started with clay on the back of Bob.


I got Dan's dads badge and compared them and the shape was the same so I decided to use it.


I pressed it into the circle of clay to get the badge outline.


When I removed it the pin had left a big hole.


I hope I closed the hole without introducing any air bubbles which would explode in the kiln.
I used this tool to cut away the excess clay.


Now I had the shape. Front.


Side view.


I first carved in the shapes where the lettering would go.


Next I carved in the words and numbers.


I gave Bob a suit and tie with a dress shirt. He's spiffy.


Backside.


Up close.



Next Project was the Volcano Crack. I don't have to worry too much about how this area looks as long at it doesn't leak. I am trying to make a plug that will be glued in place with glaze.

I rolled out a piece that was the right length.


I pressed it into place.


I added a wet paper towel so that it will dry slowly. I'll add water for awhile.



Next project the Sacramento Crawl mug continues on.
I set up outside again to sand the dry mugs.


I'm making a dent in the dry ones while we continue to pour. I have #43 and 44 to clean up after I finish this post.


I'm a pinup model!


Dan is great at dusting.


The first level of the kiln is loaded. They are too tall for a second level except laying on their sides. I won't be able to glaze very many at a time but I can do a lot when its bisque fire and they can touch. I even fit in the Sheriff Bob mug.


The garage is calling me to work. I hope you are having a good day too. Cheers, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-06-18 4:30 pm   Permalink

Busy
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-06-18 5:51 pm   Permalink

Hmmm, that AquaNet trick does not sound as fun as blowing stuff up with hairspray - but it's still worth a try
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Philot
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Posted: 2013-06-18 7:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-06-18 14:13, danlovestikis wrote:

The first level of the kiln is loaded. They are too tall for a second level except laying on their sides. I won't be able to glaze very many at a time but I can do a lot when its bisque fire and they can touch. I even fit in the Sheriff Bob mug.






Standing room only. Looks like a top view of the vestibule of the haunted mansion.



 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2013-06-19 09:22 am   Permalink

Philot, great comment! That one truly made me laugh out loud.

Wendy, you and Dan are really making a dent in those Crawl Mugs. Way to go!

Love the new Bob. I'm sure your friend will love that.

I'm still trying to guess what is going to be attached to the outside of the volcano.

- Dale


 
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