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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 10/1/14 Back to work glazing the Zombie Torches.
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Wendy Cevola 10/1/14 Back to work glazing the Zombie Torches.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-02-22 11:12 am   Permalink




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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2014-02-22 12:35 pm   Permalink

This is an amazing rendition of Bob. You guys are awesome!



I love it!!!




 
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Posted: 2014-02-22 7:42 pm   Permalink

ha! that's my favorite so far, hang10!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-02-22 8:34 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki wow, that's a great one. Dan said it is suitable for framing. I would if it had a tiki in the picture. Thank you.

Matt Reese thank you I guess I'll have to carve a few more.

kingstiedye ours too. We saw your number flashing on our machine today, you should have left us a message.

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I've decided on a theme for our newest tiki room. I want it to be the Sacramento Crawl room. So Dan hung the first couple of framed pictures that I used to make the crawl mug for 2012 and for this years.

Today I printed out photos from the other three years and I'm framing them for him to hang.


I buy cheap frames at the Cancer Society store so they don't always fit. I've found that if a white edge needs to be covered up felt pens work really well. I layer colors to help them match. First orange then brown.


Not too bad. Dan will hang this one soon.


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Remember The Wizard of OZ and how the wicked witch melted. I've often thought of that scene when I would tell people that mugs that are not fired would melt if they got wet. All they are is dried clay.

I have a photo of my Zombie Torch mugs from Monday and they are all fine. Now on Saturday I found that water had poured into one of my trays and had melted two of my mugs.


Neither Dan or I saw this happen. We had a workman in the house and a bottle of water was left on our table next to this tray so I am guessing he spilled some and didn't say anything. But I'll never know for sure. Now to complete my run of 20 mugs I'd have to do these over again. I may not do that for 6 months.


At least now I have an example of how cast mugs will melt when water is added. As the bottom became soft the weight of the mug crushed it.
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The molds we made a week ago have had a fan blowing on them 24 hours a day. They still felt as wet as the day we made them. So yesterday we moved them outside and put two fans on them. I hope that since we are in a drought that they will dry faster outside.



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Well that's it for tonight. I did work clay but I need to relax now. I hope you are all having a fun evening. Wendy



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Heath
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Posted: 2014-02-22 10:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-02-22 20:34, danlovestikis wrote:


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Neither Dan or I saw this happen. We had a workman in the house and a bottle of water was left on our table next to this tray so I am guessing he spilled some and didn't say anything. But I'll never know for sure. Now to complete my run of 20 mugs I'd have to do these over again. I may not do that for 6 months.


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As a contractor, I hate hearing about stuff like this.
The worker should have at least said," Hey, I spilled some water, can I get a paper towel or something?"
It's no wonder homeowners are so nervous about having a stranger working in their home.
I hope you're able to save the mugs, even as an example of what can happen when things go sideways.

Cheers,
Heath


 
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Posted: 2014-02-23 07:43 am   Permalink

The leaning tower of Zombie torch...

 
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-02-23 11:18 pm   Permalink

it was great to meet you and dan tonight, can't wait to see the 2nd floor.
thanks again for the awesome mug (and gifts as well).
molly and i look forward to having you over once the tiki bar is open.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-02-24 09:00 am   Permalink

Heath

Hi, I will try to make something out of the ruined mugs. If I can saw the clay I may turn the pieces into a wall plaque. At least I'll try to make something work. Thank you for your note.

hang10tiki maybe I should just fire them as they are and see what happens. I did think of the leaning tower. At least I get some fun out of showing things that go wrong. This was at least 5 hours of work. There were four mugs affected, two ruined and two that may be fine.

muskrat we would love to come over. I hope you have started a carving thread with photos of your step by steps on the large wooden plank for your backyard. That was so well done that it should be shared. We know your backyard will be special and we look forward to seeing it. Welcome to the Sacramento Ohana, you and Molly are a great addition to our group.

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Odds and Ends

We had the pleasure of taking a friend for a colonoscopy. This is an important test to have when you pass 50. As a thank you gift for the day she presented us with something I'd always wanted.

Being silicon you can make ice, cast chocolates or bake brownies in this mold. Very cool.
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This was present week. When the Album theme swap was in progress I saw the art that tigertail produced and let him know how much we loved it. Dan also collects albums. After the swap he produced one for us to have. THANK YOU so much. Dan will find a place to hang it.


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Last night we had visitors. Meet muskrat/Keith and his wife Molly
He does excellent router work on wood and is working on their backyard space and Molly is a painter. We are trying to get her to work on tiki art.

We gave them a quick tour of the downstairs tiki collection.

They picked up the last 2013 crawl mug.


In Dan's man cave in the garage.


I showed them how I mess with clay in the kitchen nook.


Thank you for the fun visit.
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Finishing off Moai Mikes Moai Mug with rocks and tapa as requested.

I started by cutting out a Moai to go under his name on the back.


I put it in place with slip as glue to keep out those air bubbles.


I built a rock wall, rock by rock.


I used a wet brush to seal them and shape them.


A finished side.


Rocks on the back.


More cleaning with the brush.


The finished mug


one side


the back with tapa on the letters


and the last side.


Moai Mike all that's left is 2 to 3 words that you may request be carved on the bottom.
I hope you approve. Cheers, Wendy







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GROG
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Posted: 2014-02-24 09:56 am   Permalink

Holy mackerel that thing looks huge. You sure it's a mug? GROG think it big enough to qualify more as a vase. Looks like you're having fun as always. Keep it up.

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-02-24 2:01 pm   Permalink

Moai Mike is one lucky moai. Mug looks great, the stone work- and lettering amazing. Thanks for posting the step by steps.

Your detail- and detailing time, is phenomenal. It looks way, way better (and realistic) than the stone stamp I've used in the past- wow!

I have those ice cube trays, fun to use and surprise people w/ Moai cubes....

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Moai Mike
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Posted: 2014-02-25 04:24 am   Permalink

Wow, Wendy! That is really way beyond anything I imagined! You humble me.

 
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Posted: 2014-02-25 8:01 pm   Permalink

I agree. The moai mike mug is awesome!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-02-25 9:08 pm   Permalink

Mug lookin kool
And Grog stopped by for a drive by posting, great..


 
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Posted: 2014-02-26 09:19 am   Permalink

I'm digging the Tapa Tiki Bob mug.
Moai Mike, that's great mug. Wendy awesome job, the detail is amazing.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-02-26 09:52 am   Permalink


Brilliant photo Wendy! Cool way to show how it will look.
Mike's mug is gonna weigh a ton! I think it's big enough to qualify as a bath tub instead of a vase Grog
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