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Thread: Clearing Off Shelf Space

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan

    Clearing Off Shelf Space

    The other day I was doing a minor clean up in the Dungeon, I was trying to fit some stuff into my space, and just not having enough space, the old refrain. I was moving stuff around on some shelves wishing for some more shelf space when it hit me like a hammer between the eyes, maybe if I finish turned some of the 20+ or so rough turned bowls I have on these shelves, I'd have some shelf space to use

    This is a about half of what I got done today, I was really rocking and rolling, had most of the day to myself so I just went gonzo. I finally had to stop because I have run out of sand paper, specifically the #240 grit, hard to jump from #120 straight to #400 Yes, I've ordered some more.....
    I soak them all a few times in Watco then let them dry for a week, next I buff them and call them done. The lighter colored two are Laurel, the others are the beloved Keyaki. My photography buddy says he will take nice pics of them all for me, good practice for him, but you will have to wait for the pics.

    Having the shelf space is great, but where am I going to put all these bowls...

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Some very nice looking bowls. I epically like the looks of that Keyaki. Never heard of it before.
    "We the People ......"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Great bunch of bowls, Stu. I really like the light colored bowls.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    on the clean-up!!!

    on the bowls! That keyaki is fantastic!!!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member
    Member of Mensa
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Good for you Stu! Done some tidying up and had fun at the same time.

    BTW If you don't know where to put those bowls I have some room left over here
    Best regards,

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Great looking bowls Stu! I really enjoy that kind of shop clean know... the kind where you just make more mess!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Ted---I can tell that you have been looking at my shop over the years. Why didn't you say, "Hi" or something?

    Myrna dreads it when I do a "Clean up." She says that I create a bigger mess than the mess I am cleaning up. Aren't spouses wonderful!!!

    Stu---Could you secretly tunnel sideways and increase the size of the Dungeon? Then you could set up a Bowling alley.


    Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 10-31-2011 at 05:20 AM.
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Really nice bowls Stu. I like the light colored ones.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Having the shelf space is great, but where am I going to put all these bowls...
    ooh ooh, pick me, pick me!

    In that batch I like the top-left best, and the middle-right second... love the grain, contrast, and colour!
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Good to see you getting a bit of lathe time, and getting some extra shelf space in the process. The bowls looks real nice.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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