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Julian Cossmann Cooke
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Easy way to keep your powders and liquids close at hand. Spice jars have a piece of thin cardboard under the plastic sprinkling lid. Poke some small holes and you have even more control of your pumice, tripoli, or ground cuttlefish bone. Toilet paper tubes let the squeeze bottles fit securely. Mine has the additional advantage of spinning around on a base. Bought it at Goodwill.

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I go in for glass jars and bottles organized in trays and on shelves. I like corked bottles for the liquids I use most.

For handy water, I keep a large and a small bucket fresh and full.

Some of the unhealthy powders I keep jared, and inside a dedicated wood box, with lots of labels, tucked far back on a protected and secluded shelve.

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3 hours ago, David Beard said:

Yeah.  I'm still too chicken to actually experiment with it.  But I'm glad I have it.  I probably will want to use it on a few special instruments in the future.  And who knows how difficult it might become to get it.

When you're ready, shoot me a private message. I'm interested also, maybe we can compare notes. 

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1 hour ago, Andreas Preuss said:

Cool idea! 

I rearranged my varnish raw materials a few years ago in plastic boxes on top of a shelf. Things I need most of the time handy at work in a shelf right in front of me. 

Would be interested how people store their clamps? 

Definitely worth a thread.  (Wouldn't want the question to be missed by everyone else!)

 

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21 hours ago, David Beard said:

Yeah.  I'm still too chicken to actually experiment with it.  But I'm glad I have it.  I probably will want to use it on a few special instruments in the future.  And who knows how difficult it might become to get it.

 

17 hours ago, JacksonMaberry said:

When you're ready, shoot me a private message. I'm interested also, maybe we can compare notes. 

I keep my realgar (used to make warangan, realgar mulled in lime juice, for Javanese-style surface treatment of kerises) as well as solutions of it, in child-proof medicine bottles.   You  can do the same with orpiment.                                                                                                                     

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On 7/21/2018 at 7:53 PM, Julian Cossmann Cooke said:

Easy way to keep your powders and liquids close at hand. Spice jars have a piece of thin cardboard under the plastic sprinkling lid. Poke some small holes and you have even more control of your pumice, tripoli, or ground cuttlefish bone. Toilet paper tubes let the squeeze bottles fit securely. Mine has the additional advantage of spinning around on a base. Bought it at Goodwill.

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Trully nice! Can be handmade too. You gave me a nice idea.

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On 7/25/2018 at 1:15 PM, Goran74 said:

Trully nice! Can be handmade too. You gave me a nice idea.

Happy to hear it, Goran74.  Handmade is always best.  I just know that between the time required and my meager skills, a trip to the thrift store is my best option.  Post pics when you've made one.  I'm sure they would be of interest to our colleagues.

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50 minutes ago, DonLeister said:

Spinning things on the bench, within arms reach and also I don't like things above what is on the bench since it can fall or be dropped. Tool chest with lots of drawers to the right of where I sit and behind as well. 

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Don, you are the master of spin!  Ever think of a career in politics?  :lol:

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