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Gecko's Exotica Mug Available Soon!
Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2004-05-20 08:09 am   Permalink

I suffered a similar fate at the hands of the tax man.
My $100 mug will only be used for the first drink of the evening when I am still sober enough not to damage it.

Great mug through, he had a double volume Mai Tai last night and loved it.


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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-05-20 11:25 am   Permalink

Kon-Hemsby, Tikifish, I feel your pain!

Mine's around $100 too. You can bet I'm using it as much as possible!

I bought a big $25 CAD strainer that actually fits my cocktail shaker to expedite my drink making.

I was thinking of bringing him to the Hukilau this September, but I'm a little worried I'll end up carting him home in pieces!

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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-05-20 12:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-05-20 11:25, Tikiwahine wrote:

I was thinking of bringing him to the Hukilau this September, but I'm a little worried I'll end up carting him home in pieces!

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perhaps some crafty soul can carve kustom kases! like photographers use for their equipment or somesuch...



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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-05-20 12:55 pm   Permalink

J$, Cool idea!

I've heard of packing foam that can be suctioned to any object to create a perfect shipping package. You could have different foam inserts for each of your travelling companions.
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Tiki Bird
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
Posts: 850
From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2004-05-20 1:09 pm   Permalink

J$, those cases would be good for my Shecky!

 
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Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
Posts: 1794
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-05-20 2:44 pm   Permalink

J$ - those cases would come in handy for the impending Big California Earthquake! Are they shock grade A?

 
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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2004-05-21 12:39 am   Permalink

Aloooohaz braddahz and sistahz,

Tanks plenny again to all that was involved in da creation of "Exotica" and all my ohana here dat picked it up......my overseas buyers who paid $100 total for da mug, I'm sorry for your tax laws but you got a great mug that will be something to share with your kids and explain to them who Martin Denny was when da masta passes away. A special mahaloz to you guys! I'm very proud that da mugs made it out there.

Martin approved this project so his finger prints are all over this mug. No other tiki artist like Mr. Denny is involved in an actuall tiki mug with his status. This mug will definatly be worth more than what you all paid for this weather it was $100 or $35. I'm very certain of this!

I'm busy on working on more goodies for da ohana here and collectors out side of TC but you guys here always get first dibs!

p.s Tikifish,
I'm still looking for one of those great looking Sheckys!

Mahalo Nui Loa


 
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2004-05-21 12:43 am   Permalink

oh ya, eh dem casses are bad ass! I have a foam machine I use here for shipping tikis and it molds into da shape of da tiki to protect it. It's pre-heated, then you smash da silver bag and da foam spreads trough out da inside of da bag. Don't know if that will work for a mug though?

good luck


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2004-05-21 03:00 am   Permalink

Gecko......we're all looking forward to your next creation. Keep us TC-er's posted.


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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1360
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2004-05-22 12:07 am   Permalink

Gecko, does the foam you use dry stiff, or does it dry with some give to it?

The problem with some of the injection foam is that it dries extremely stiff. If there is no "spring" to the foam it will transfer almost all of any shock caused by dropping the package.

No problem for solid wood tikis, big problem for ceramic mugs.

I'll look and see if I can find the Craters Handbook for museum grade packing and shipping.

Theres a formula involving the weight and mass of an item, but it basically boils down to the foam should compress fifty percent AND return to its original form after the shock has been absorbed.

Soft foam good!

Sitff foam or StyroFoam BAAAAD!!!

And don't get me started on pelspan!!! ( styro foam peanuts and the like )

I'm enetertaining the idea of using my access to museum grade materials to box up some of my more precious mugs to protect them from the predicted 6.5 earthquake. With my luck, I'll pack them up and nothing will happen. I leave them on the shelf, California slides into the Pacific.

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