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Project by mtalley posted 08-22-2014 02:50 PM 2637 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What happens when you are 99% complete with a bowl and it flies apart on a spinning lathe? After checking your britches and saying dirty words, cut the largest piece and make a small parts tray for the French Cleat wall. Say some more dirty words after just ‘cause.

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#1 posted 08-22-2014 03:21 PM

Great recovery. It is probably the best looking shelf. Well it would be in my shop. ;)

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 06:58 PM

Would make a great bird feeder too :)

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 08-23-2014 12:54 AM

Very unique save. This could be used for many things.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 10:02 AM

great save..thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 08-23-2014 12:36 PM

making the best of a bad situation. Good useful piece.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#6 posted 07-21-2019 02:39 PM

Very nice idea

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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