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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 4/24/18. Warrior Bob's all put together and ready for battle.
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Wendy Cevola 4/24/18. Warrior Bob's all put together and ready for battle.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 4 days ago; 06:48 am   Permalink

Wow
Strong work


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 3:01 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki but of course Dan does all the heavy lifting.

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It sure does feel good to have my computer back from the Geek Squad. It wasn't fun having no ability to post photos.

Time to start up again with the Wish List #8 photos and the progress on the Sacramento Crawl mugs.

After sanding it's again time to do the bisque fire. This shrinks the clay so that it can be glazed.





Two days later it is cool and can be unloaded from the kiln.





Too cold and rainy on this day so it has to wait for washing. You can see the difference in color between unfired and fired.


A few days later it was out of the shed and time to wash.


No problems at all. All the Bumatay Fish have stayed on after the first bowl lost two.


It's fun to be able to share again. Cheers, Wendy


PS oops I got put up the wrong set of photos, oh well, the building of the Diver's Helmet will have to come up next


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2 days ago; 7:29 pm   Permalink

Like the inside of that kiln

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 08:44 am   Permalink

hang10tiki I like you, your tiki room, garage, backyard and all your carvings!

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I'm catching up. I made this a long time ago. He is already dry and waiting for his turn in the kiln.

To start Warrior Bob I made a base so he would be taller than his girlfriend/wife which is waiting so I can glaze them together.


I put it on the bottom of a regular sized Bob using sticky clay.


Then I built the sarong.


I built up arms and hands so he could hold a weapon. I lined them up with a skewer.


Next I added more detail to the hands. To make him different from his mate
I did a woodgrain pattern on his body.


I always fine tune my carving by also checking it upside down.


The support bottom is always to thick to dry without cracking. Once the mug is firm enough


that I can turn it over I dig out the excess clay.


I made his foot and then decided to play it safe and


to make it not stick out so far. He was a size 13 and now he's an 8.


I made the basic shape of his club and let it sit out overnight to firm up.


The next day I was able to carve in some detail.


More photos tomorrow. Wendy


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danlovestikis
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Here's Warrior Bob ready for battle. His club is dry, he is not. One day he'll head into the hot kiln to fire.













I wish everyone would pick up some clay and start to play. I started with Sculpey. It's joyful. Wendy

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MaukaHale
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Posted: Today; 08:42 am   Permalink

Such a friendly looking warrior.


 
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