tragedies #6: Anybody figure out what I did wrong the other day?

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 03-14-2010 09:24 AM 1673 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 09:53 AM

Everything else seems to dissolve or be thinned with mineral spirits…why not shellac flakes?? Got some turning over there at right you were planning on sharing?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 11:50 AM

I just polished of 6 turnings the other day. I’ll be sharing everything as it’s completed!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 12:40 PM

you got out of bed ?

you read a daniel steel book and cried ?

you bought the new ab exerciser ,
and realized that you can’t turn bowls ,
while using it ?

you fell in love with the lady selling soap on late night tv ,
but got some guy in cleveland ,
when you called her 800 number ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 01:22 PM

Welcome to Chemistry 101. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 01:31 PM

You weren’t holding your mouth right!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 02:13 PM

Mineral spirits and shellac became a universal solvent and ate a hole in you shop floor?

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#7 posted 03-14-2010 02:38 PM

you got up at 3 am to take a leak ,
then laid awake for an hour .
trying to remember ,
what you were looking for ,

in the closet ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 03-14-2010 03:03 PM

I have learned not to store the mineral spirits beside the denatured alcohol. Patron you have some good ones.LOL

-- F.Little

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#9 posted 03-14-2010 04:48 PM

David you just made my day!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#10 posted 03-14-2010 05:32 PM

You read tried to read the instructions in spanish and got the mixture wrong.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#11 posted 03-14-2010 05:47 PM

useing oderless MS.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 03-14-2010 06:16 PM

You dissolved shellac flakes in mineral spirits instead of alcohol?

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#13 posted 03-14-2010 06:18 PM

Denatured alcohol is what goes with shellac, mineral spirits – oderless or with odor – will not play nice with shellac…a lesson I also learned the hard way.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#14 posted 03-14-2010 10:50 PM

and now we just have to see what you destroyd :—))
can´t wait for the good laugh … didn´t mean to sound rood
what I ment whas let us newbee´s see the result of what not to do
with shellac flakes and what happens if you do


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#15 posted 03-14-2010 10:57 PM

I also agree that mineral spirits…not good. Use the goodnatured alcahol instead.

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