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« on: November 12, 2011, 05:30:33 pm »

This is one of the reasons why not as many cabs & wraps, besides just being busy with life in general! 
The game plan is to be able to find something.  I am getting so much variety that I need to be able to put my hands on it when I need to & not go hunting through containers.  That just takes way to much time.  thinking13












And besides I just don't have a whole lot of room to work with!!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 06:17:03 pm »

WOW........a Hard Rocker's pantry................I see why you need to organize.................. bricks
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 06:24:29 pm »

See all the empty spaces?!  There's room for more!! ura ura yippie yippie
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 06:44:49 pm »

Donnie,

Looks like you are getting things in order. I have the same problem sometimes. I waste a lot of time looking for stuff I know I have. The other day I was looking for this huge piece of Nipomo Marcasite for Gina. I found a small 1/2 nodule and a slab but I know there is a big chunk and end cut around here somewhere.......Seeing you getting your stuff squared away makes me want to get some of mine straightened out. Thanks Donnie
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 07:47:04 pm »

Oh! Oh! No No No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get out the Holly & garlic the organization witch is out. You need a therapist. A clean work space is the sign of a sick mind.  bricks
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 11:54:11 am »

Sure wish I had this problem of having so much rough/slabs that had to organize it !

Looks like you have everything nicely organized !
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 01:17:42 pm »

Well, I still have a huge conglomerate of a big variety of stuff I have cut in several containers.  Anybody's guess as to what it is!!!!! bricks  At some point I will try to make some sense of all of that.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 01:43:58 pm »

LOLOL MIchael:)
Donnie that looks awesome. Can you find anything? LOLOLOL I spend half my days looking for stuff these days. LOL
You sure got a lotta rocks:)
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2011, 12:15:59 pm »

You have accrued quite a collection there~ your addiction is coming along nicely. :)

I like your drawer idea for the finished cabs~ I am thinking of copying that.  What I have now is too small.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011, 12:26:51 pm »

Are you organizing by finished cabs by type of stone, color or shape? I just don't know  how one would organize that much rock. That is a lot of rock, I only hope that is a sturdy table it is all sitting on! bricks
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 12:38:36 pm »

Well, I'm not there yet on the cabs! bricks  I have started placing some together according to type, but then again I have others in little drawers according to price.  Sooooo I am kind of torn there as to what to do.  I have way too many unknowns that will have to be in their own little niche.  Maybe according to agate, jasper, etc.
Some of the drawers have slabs or rough in them because it is small amounts or small pieces.  Other of the containers have the same but larger pieces or quantity.  It is time for me to stop with the organizing though & spend some time wrapping because I have 6 cabs to wrap & send out & a set to make.  I'll work on the organizing again when I can't stand it anymore!
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2011, 12:50:27 pm »

I have a problem with organization. First off I a pack rat, I just hate to part with anything. I have tools and things left over from my father and grandfather, I just hate to part with tools. Then I have tools left over from past professions, I was a draftsman, founder, blacksmith artist(I have sold off a good many of these), jeweler. Tools are expensive and if taken care of often don't need replaced for a very long time. I also like unusual or old things so of course I have picked up a fair number of those things along the way plus I like conglomerate rocks and have a huge pile of them in the yard to the dismay of my neighbors. Then I have books, lots and lots of books. Enough to make the guy in Fahrenheit 451 very very happy. Now I'm getting that way about lapidary slabs, I don't yet have a machine to make cabs but I'm starting to collects these slabs from garages sales, estate sales and on occasion a rock shop. How do I keep all of this crap straight? dunno   
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2011, 01:48:10 pm »

You sound like a very busy & very talented man!  Necessity is the mother of invention.  When it becomes necessary to make some sense of it all I guess you will invent a way to make it organized. thinking13
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2011, 06:49:49 pm »

Hey I'm organized (in a slopy way LOL) It's all right here slabs & cabs dancer5 Rough is in several drawers & boxes in the garage though. Oh & some ziplock bags in my work bench drawer & & well? It's right here (someplace LOL)
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2011, 07:24:47 pm »

Oh my, that's pretty good!  All your cabs are together.  I promise I will take a picture when everything is a mess.  I still have water in the trays of the Genie from a couple of days ago.  Does that count?  I have bits of wire all over the bench & I do have cabs laying all over various places, with trays of unassorted, unknown slabs & preforms on the floor?! hide bricks
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2011, 04:09:56 pm »

I just cleaned off my bench and put all the tools in their proper place, it sure does wonders for the creative mind set. I even found some half finished projects that were giving me fits because I had just gotten stuck on how to finish them and after clearing all the mess away the solution was just sort of there. Cleaning up once every year or two is good for the brain.
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2011, 04:17:36 pm »

I am proud of ya!  That happens to me, too!  Sometimes I leave everything out that I have been working on, instead of putting it away.  After a while it builds up & when I look the mess it sort of gets me down & I don't want to do anything.  When I do tackle it, clean it up & put things away I sort of feel revitalized & feel like creating things again!
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 11:22:38 am »

Donnie--do you remember where you got those fabulous bins? I amd in the same need place of organization! Thanks, Barbara
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 02:29:19 pm »

Hey Barbara, which bins are you referring to?  Not the crates, right?  If you are talking about the ones with all the little drawers, those came from K-mart.  If you are talking about the containers with the blue lids, grocery store.  Some came from the dollar store.  Hope that helps you some.
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 03:27:01 pm »

Everyone is different when it comes to organizing . Most of my wifes files at work must be in locked file cabinets but any published paper need not be . She has published a lot over the years and they sit in a couple of piles three feet high on her desk . A few years ago her boss came in and laughed and said I bet you can't find that paper about  -----we published four years ago. She deftly slipped her hand into the pile , handed it to him and resumed working . She has a photographic memory and he knew it but wanted a laugh . She really dislikes file cabinets , open piles are much more comfortable for her. Remarkably during a 6.5 earthquake while the 14 th .floor she was on took a wild ride , knocking people down , her beloved stacks did not fall.
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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2013, 04:04:50 pm »

I like to be organized. I want to thank the member who showed his 14 by 14 box that he built and could stack. I used his plan and made them bigger. I spent last summer making 180 boxes. Now I am slowly organizing the rocks as I put them each in their own box. organize, organize. no time to cut. too busy organizing.
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 04:09:30 pm »

Oh boy!
I did some reorganizing, not really cleaning when I got back from the show a couple weeks ago.  Moved things around to attempt to make more room.  Now I'm making moves to organize all my bead tubes.  yes

This isn't an easy feat.  bricks
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2013, 05:13:59 pm »

I haven't strung beads in awhile and the dust is a 1/4" thick with more than a bit of dog hair mixed in, WOW! it gets thick when you neglect to vacuum very often. I guess you know what that means don't you? Yeah, that's right, I get to avoid it for another two years hide ura
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2013, 06:24:49 pm »

Hey Donnie,

I'm going to keep watching, so I can learn.  I have the same problem.
What do you do with your finished inventory?  I really have no idea.

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 07:58:33 pm »

I've been using all tubs - shoebox to 16 quart size - and drawer-style bins from wal-mart. The tubs are good up to a point but once I get a stack of rough about 4ft high the bottom tub busts (and down comes the pile and nobody could put humpty back together for awhile...) so I've got three foot stacks ALL OVER THE PLACE! Really wish I could find something just like it but stronger and not much more expensive. The wal-mart drawer bins are just absolute crap. Firstly the castors all broke. I cut some plywood the size of the base and screwed harbor freight dollys to them. Now the actual drawers are starting to break. Not sure what to do.

Oh... forgot, I do have piles out in the yard and misc rough pretending to be landscape rock 'til it's needed in addition to the above.

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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2013, 08:17:10 pm »

 I took a bit over a half acre of field and put heavy duty sunbelt landscape cloth on it . It lasts at least 30 years in the sun and you can drive on it . It is permeable so no water problems. All rough , slabs ,preforms  go on the sunbelt in windrows . Easy to find what I want and easy to sort out the exact preforms I need that day . A guest wants to see your rocks and you just hose it down and it looks great . The only problem is that I did not know domestic mallards are fascinated with quartz crystals and preforms . They carry them all over and my daughter will find them and bring them to me with a stern lecture about how I should be more careful and stop making our ducks delinquents.
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2013, 08:49:32 am »

I just have a nervous breakdown and someone else deals with it while I'm in the hospital getting shock therapy; I doneven remember what I had when I get back after two years and I get to rediscover my passion again!!!  saved14lol15
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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2013, 04:22:10 pm »

Duck delinquents............My dogs are kinda that way, they like to chew on pieces of rock so I have to be careful what I leave laying around. They really like to lick some more than others, I guess that some have better taste than others. Recently at Costco I found this big box of plastic shoe boxes at a very good price, even better than Walmart so I bought them, now all I need to do is get my stones out of the buckets I have them in.
Another note on dogs and rocks, my vet was showing me some of the landscape rocks he has pulled out of dogs stomachs, some the size of a golf ball, what is wrong with these dogs? Boredom? He said one dog had over a dozen 1/2" to 3/4" sized chunks of granite in it's stomach and they were all balled up with hair. WOW! One sick puppy!
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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2013, 05:19:30 pm »

Deb, I am still working on the organization of the finished inventiory.  Haven't quite figured out what I want to do with it yet! dunno
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« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2013, 11:16:59 pm »

Duck delinquents............My dogs are kinda that way, they like to chew on pieces of rock so I have to be careful what I leave laying around. They really like to lick some more than others, I guess that some have better taste than others. Recently at Costco I found this big box of plastic shoe boxes at a very good price, even better than Walmart so I bought them, now all I need to do is get my stones out of the buckets I have them in.
Another note on dogs and rocks, my vet was showing me some of the landscape rocks he has pulled out of dogs stomachs, some the size of a golf ball, what is wrong with these dogs? Boredom? He said one dog had over a dozen 1/2" to 3/4" sized chunks of granite in it's stomach and they were all balled up with hair. WOW! One sick puppy!

I think it was Dogrates who said, "Arf arf arf arf arf arft?!", which translates roughly to, "Why lick what you can chew?" and "Arf arf!" -- "or swallow!" dunno
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