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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 8/26/14 Glazing has begun on the table full of projects made months ago.
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Wendy Cevola 8/26/14 Glazing has begun on the table full of projects made months ago.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-02-16 09:39 am   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki thank you so much.

Big Kahuna it's a Witco tiki and the grandson has made it into a mug. We have a couple in our collection.

TikiHula hi Mike it's funny that I'm answering your message and you are standing next to me working on my camera.

hang10tiki thank you, Ill fix that.

kingstiedye is also here along with LloydHHHA. Dan is having fun showing his jungle room.

We have started the mold and as each piece hardens we take a break.

It's time to work on the next piece! Cheers, Wendy


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Chippy
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Posted: 2014-02-16 1:23 pm   Permalink

Just checking back on the thread.

Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough.

I cannot wait to display this guy, and I may need to order another. (Especially if ATP is gonna get one)


 
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Posted: 2014-02-16 3:54 pm   Permalink

Wendy! Thanks so much for the gifts you sent my girls! The squeals of delight as I opened the boxes were deafening!

They know of your love for a silly pic, so they took these for you.

Thanks again!


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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-02-16 6:05 pm   Permalink

That Wendy is a swell gal!!!

The 2014 Sac Crawl mug looks awesome...thanks for snagging my number and one for Sandy.


 
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MaroneTiki
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Posted: 2014-02-16 7:27 pm   Permalink

Hi Wendy, the mug looks great as usual. Please sign me up for the next two numbers.

Thanks, Monty


 
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ebtiki
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Posted: 2014-02-16 7:52 pm   Permalink

Not sure how I missed that your new crawl mug is a coconut ... I'm super-excited now!
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-02-17 4:27 pm   Permalink

Wow... the new crawl mug looks great- makes me want to work on my texturing (you're a master at it) more.

(Belated message)- love the the Suffering Bobs! (and trying to read the clues on Jeopardy...)



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-02-18 08:10 am   Permalink

Hello Friends, I'm back. I took a day off after making the molds because I was beat. I couldn't lift my arms. I did manage at the end of the day to go through the zillion photos that Tiki Hula took during the process and the just choose the best to share here.
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Chippy I haven't heard from ATP again. See you in a couple of weeks.

zerostreet these pictures are wonderful. Please thank the girls. From now on they will be considered models for fun. We often talk of how great it was to visit you and Benzart in Florida. We still need to find a Cuban restaurant here. Thank you for these photos I love them (the girls of course)you have a beautiful family.
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VampiressRN you run the show, without you there would be no crawl mug or ultimate party. We thank you dearest friend.

MaroneTiki gottcha and gottcha. Thank you.


ebtiki it's my first coconut project so I'm looking forward to making it. I love thinking of you with a big smile.


TikiAno I see bits of jeopardy as I sculpt. I would totally fail on anything sports related.

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Breakfast then I'll be back to post photos.

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Posted: 2014-02-18 10:19 am   Permalink

SACRAMENTO CRAWL MUG 2014 OCTOBER 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH. MAKING THE MOLD WITH Tiki Hula, KingsTieDye and LloydHHHA observing.
Thank you Tiki Hula for taking all these photos.

After Dan set up the room with all the tables, tubs of water, mixer, wood, c clams etc.. I put him to work making snakes.


I put these on a board with wet paper towels so that they stay sticky for patching inside the mold.


This time I am able to use the mold I made for the Cannibal Bowl since I used that sculpt to make this coconut.


Our first horror of the day was when the table collapsed but luckily it only chipped the corners of the mold. That's why I make them thick.


I planned this out so that all the bottom pieces still fit. That way I didn't have to build up this amount of clay around the sides.


We put the box in place and tightened the clamps.


This is our set up for mixing the plaster.


Now it's time to plug the leaks. For the small areas around the coconut I used sticky clay.


I push it in around the coconut.


Then I wiped the extra away with a wet washcloth. I also placed clay at the top to make the opening larger.


Then I used Dan's snakes to close the gaps between the boards.


Mold soap prevents the plaster slabs from sticking to each other.


I paint it on


and blot it off. This is done three times.


Now it's time to mix the plaster. Always wear face masks. Plaster dust will harden in your lungs and it's permanent.
I fill the bucket with the amount of water I believe it will take to make the slab.
Then I add twice that amount of plaster while watching for bubbles. When I see those Dan stops mixing


and I stick in my hand. When the plaster has the consistency of buttermilk it's time to stop adding plaster. After a 2 second mix


we pour it into the box while I pound the sides with a rubber mallet. This removes air bubbles.


Next I stick in my hand and pump it over the coconut to knock loose any more air bubbles that may have stuck to the sculpt.


It takes 20 to 45 minutes to harden completely so during that time we gave LloydHHHA a tour of Dan's tiki collection.


Here LloydHHHA sees the jungle room for the first time.


kingstiedye arrived for the show so here are all four guys together.


I carved into the top I CM 2014 to identify the mold.


Next we removed the box and flipped over the mold onto the new mold piece. I removed the next piece of the old mold that we will not mold.


So that I could get under the coconut with the mold soap I painted it on before we put the box back together.


Once the box was back on I used the snakes to block leaks between the boards.


We poured in the plaster. Another break.


This time after the plaster hardened I cut into the surface to make locks. These are just simple indentations.


Again it's nice to have extra hands to remove the clamps and box sides. I clean off clay and plaster each time we take it apart.


I use a rasp to smooth the edges of each new piece while Lloyd does his happy dance!


No I removed the two side pieces. Yippy we get to pour two at the same time.


I built up the opening to be larger with clay for this new side.


Again I used the mold soap three times.


With the box back in place I added the snakes.


The snakes are all done. We needed to remember that we are only pouring to the top of the bottom mold piece.


I covered the words on the sculpt while he poured in the plaster and I pounded the side with the rubber mallet.


Both are filled. Time for a break.


Back again I cut into the surface to make more locks. These keep the pieces lined up when using the mold.


After putting on the mold soap we poured the last piece, the whole top slab.



Again I put in my hand to pump out the air bubbles from the writing on the coconut.



Tiki Hula and kingstiedye smiling for the camera and for all their friends.


Rasping the edges.


Using my favorite chopper to open the mold.


Success the mold piece comes off easily.


Here you can see that the locks and how they work. From set up until this point it took five hours. Now we started over again to make a second mold. After we put the box back on, did the snakes and mold soap we poured piece number one of mold II.


Time for a well deserved break. kingstiedye and LloydHHHA had headed home. Tiki Hula, Dan and I headed to On The Boarder. Remember how much Tiki Hula likes deserts he still does.


Back from lunch and another four hours later I have a second mold. When you are tired you make mistakes. I didn't make the seal around the top good enough and I had a leak. It didn't effect the mold other than to make a mess which I cleaned up with a chisel.


HERE IS A HUGE LESSON. WE THOUGHT WE HAD FOUND A SPECIAL EFFECTS BUTTON ON MY CAMERA FOR SNOW. I DID A HAPPY DANCE (I LEARNED FROM LloydHHHA) BECAUSE I WAS THE ONE WITH A FACE MASK STILL ON.


ALL THE RULES SAY MOP, DO NOT SWEEP, EVER, EVEN WITH A FACE MASK THERE WILL BE PARTICLES IN THE AIR THAT YOU WILL BREATH AND THAT WILL RUIN YOUR LUNGS. IT WASN'T A SPECIAL EFFECT IT WAS THE FLASH SHOWING UP THE PARTICLES.


So be safe wear face masks. Dan mopped as soon as we figured out what the snow really was.

Thank you for the visit. I hope this will help you all become mold makers in the future. Wendy





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Posted: 2014-02-18 3:08 pm   Permalink

Thank you- great step by steps. Hopefully will try this out on of these days myself!

 
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TikiHula
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Posted: 2014-02-18 9:09 pm   Permalink

Had a blast with yall and finally got to see the mold making process firsthand! It's a lot of work but is well worth it.
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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2014-02-18 10:56 pm   Permalink

i had fun but i learned nothing about mold making. but that's my fault, cuz i spent the whole time shootin' the breeze and looking at dan's collection. thanks for inviting me.
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Lloyd*AloHHHa
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Posted: 2014-02-18 11:09 pm   Permalink

LOL! My "happy dance"! I love it!!! Much mahalo to Dan & Wendy for everything and for letting me explore your hale'! You all are such great friends.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-02-18 11:17 pm   Permalink

Wow
What a step by step day
Now I'm tired


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-02-19 8:22 pm   Permalink

TikiAno what I found out is that you can make a basic mold that you can change into dozens of designs. I made a cylinder mold that was only two pieces because I kept the bottom flat and plain. When I use it I indent the bottom and add my name and copywrite. You would save so much time. Just get vase from a thrift store and mold it. You'll have so much more time to make more art.

TikiHula I hope to see you on Sunday. muskrat is coming over for a tour. I don't know the time yet but you should be here by 11 am. its time to plug the FEZ.

kingstiedye let us know when we can come visit you. I'll try not to get seasick swiveling my head to look at all your tikis. It was great to have you over.
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Lloyd*AloHHHa I missed your happy dance while working but it was fun to catch it in the photo. You are our newest friend.

hang10tiki I think I wore Tiki Hula out calling for photos. When we made the second one he said can we skip them this time. Yep the steps were the same and I'm not talking about happy dances.

The molds are drying with a fan on them 24/7.

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So what's up with the Wish List #4?

This is another Tapa Bob which was ordered by Mondo-by-the-bay.

I started by carving boxes all over Tiki Bob.


Finished with the boxes.


I used a small brush to smooth each edged.


Next I used a large brush to smooth all of the surface evenly.


Now that Bob was looking good


I let him and I rest overnight.


I got out some photos of tapa that looks good on Bob.


I put a towel on my lap and turned on the TV.


Carving the tapa designs took me through 3 hour long TV shows.


Finished and posing for photos.












Cheers, Wendy
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