Restorations #1: A Lazy Susan

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 04-04-2016 02:03 AM 1396 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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On or about the Oneth of April, I was walking around my front yard, and a couple of neighbors’ fronts yards, photographing the pretty, pretty flowers. My intent was to send the photos to RBS, who’s in Ukraine with the kid she married, where it’s still, very much, Winter. (She had informed me that the day they got there, they stepped off the plane and into a blizzard.)

She was thankful.

While walking around, thusly, I peeked over the gate, to see if there might be some pretty, pretty flowers among my vines in the back yard. Nothing of note. But, I did spy, with my little eye, a very old Sazy Lusan, that had been sitting there for years. Complete with utensils.
I just got done telling Mads (Mafe), a little while ago, after reading of his adventures in Turkey, that I want to be him. So, if this treatise seems a little Mafeish, that’s why. (He is the undisputed King of adaptive re-use.)

First, I disabused it of its burden.

Then, I eviscerated it.

I did some sanding and fixing, got out a very old can of French Provincial oil stain,

Took a couple pictures of the neighbor’s cat, sitting in my driveway. (Is he fat? Is she pregnant? I don’t know.)

(Right about here is where Mads will usually photograph his lunch.)

Fitted it together, dry (this was yesterday).

Said to it, out loud, “I should have left you in the back yard.”

Now, today, in the midst of finishing the Eucalyptus Pot I posted earlier, I gave the Ollive Oil Shine Juice a whack at this thing.

Not bad, I think.
And, the “adaptive re-use”?
Future videos. A Lazy Susan to rotate finished Objets de High Art, that ye may behold said Objets in all their glory.

Thank you. And, I apologize

-- Mark

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 02:46 AM

Well done, Mark!

Mads is the man, isn’t he.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 04-04-2016 03:09 AM

Very Mads-like Mark. You make a god grasshopper.
BTW she’s not pregnant. He’s fat. Orange cats are male (generally).

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 04-04-2016 03:26 AM

Great save Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 04-04-2016 03:29 AM

Nice restoration work Mark, that moon shine juice sure gives a great finish to the wood.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 04-04-2016 03:42 AM

Good job Mark. That is a high compliment when you want to be him.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-04-2016 03:42 AM

I like the flowers, we are having a early spring, but glass not green yet, crocuses where out and dafodills along the house, some are ready to bloom. Snow all gone.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 04-04-2016 04:23 AM

WTH is this the walk I suggested? good work Mark

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 04-04-2016 07:12 AM

Lew: Yes. He is a delightful soul, I’d love to know.
Paul: Is that “Orange?”
Tony, Bob C, Brian: Thanks.
Rob: PM

-- Mark

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#9 posted 04-04-2016 12:42 PM

Lawyer for the prosecution: ”So Mr Wilson. It is your testimony that on the first of April of this year, you were taking a stroll around your neighborhood, allegedly taking pictures of flowers. And at some point in time you peeked over a neighbor’s fence, where you saw the prosecution’s exhibit number one. So tell us, Mr Wilson, at which time did you decide to STEAL this valuable rotating utensil holder from the neighbor’s yard?”

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 04-05-2016 12:35 AM

It was MY gate over which I peeked, and spied the item in question, Your Lordship. It was MY back yard from whence I absconded with said item. Defense rests.
I spy, with my little eye, also, sir, that thou hast altered thine avatar. What, prithee, art thou hiding?

-- Mark

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#11 posted 04-05-2016 02:23 AM

Well done, Mark! I see the Mafe influence. For what do you apologize?

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 04-05-2016 02:28 AM


Old is new, like spring…Wabi-Sabi! If the cat is older and neutered that’s the way of kitties.


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 04-05-2016 02:29 AM

Mainly, Candy, for inflicting, upon innocent bystanders, the inner conflict.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 04-05-2016 05:01 AM

Way to go Mark, nice save!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 04-05-2016 08:28 AM

Thanks, Lee.

-- Mark

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