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GrapevineTXolda...

......that ebay fiasco has really brought you down.  I'm so sorry.  :(

Here, have this bag of flour, maybe it will distract you for awhile.

 

...something just ain't right...it just ain't right. 

;(  ... I'm so sorry, Michael, but do keep that chin up or we'll have flour all over the place.

;)

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Mini Oven

or you'll get hooked and hypnotized. Go out and do something totally different. Maybe it's a sign to look for a different mixer. What about Vestal Virgins mixing dough with their feet, 3 to a vat, opps, I mean batch?

Mini O

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Phyrie

My grandpa had a home based bakery, and when he died I got the stuff.  I didn't have room for it, so I sold the Hobart mixer, his brick oven, a meat-cutter's bandsaw that had only ever been used to slice bread, and most of the commercial size pans, bowls, and various accoutrements, which were great in number.  For one thousand dollars.  I was so dumb.  I did manage to keep the 8'X3' solid maple slab that was his baking table, and I still have bowls and scoops and all his rolling pins. (I have in my mind a display of the pins, nicely sanded and treated, from large to small as a wall display).  But damn, what I wouldn't give to have that mixer and the saw back.  The oven, not so much.  Although I did keep the spare bricks.  A couple of those heated while you're baking bread will keep bread hot in a basket for hours, handy for taking to dinner parties.

I can't remember what I did with the thousand dollars.  *sigh*

 Phyrie 

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weavershouse

But you did what you felt was right at the time and you did keep some of his things. I would suggest, however, that you keep any sandpaper or finish away from those rolling pins if you want them to keep their beauty and value. Same with the maple table. A gentle washing is all they need.                          weavershouse

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Phyrie

The rolling pins developed awful black mold on them from incorrect care (I assume) and the maple table has been sent to the power sander's and been sanded (both sides?? at $100 a side!!  I only needed one done. *sigh*)  I've finished it with a simple beeswax bowl finish, but it stains so easily (it's been installed in my kitchen as my working peninsula) that we're considering having it sealed somehow, either varnish or that stuff they put on coffe tables.  I like it the way it is, but my husband is a neat and clean nut, and he hates it when he sees stains and marks on the counter.

And I think of Grandpa every time I pick up one of his whisks, and smile.

Phyrie

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weavershouse

I guess you'll have to do something to clean them up/ I bet that maple table in your kitchen work area is great. Lucky you.                                 weavershouse

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Phyrie

It is very nice.  I love it, especially for the size.  Here's a couple of pics of it:

(I hope links are allowed here!)

 Maple slab countertop:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phyrie/2729718074/

 Grandpa's Bake Table countertop:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phyrie/2728887611/in/photostream/

 Making Fettucine:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/phyrie/2729724304/in/photostream/

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Oldcampcook

At the risk of being hunted down like a "dawg" by the law,  I believe I might kill for  a work surface like that.

Bob

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Phyrie

...I really do.  Did you notice the complete lack of smugness in my post?  It was very hard, but I thought I managed quite well to keep it to myself.  I didn't even mention the cutting boards made of the same stuff.  I am happy every day when I use that counter.  My husband also made good use of the sturdy metal frame the table used to stand on (the slab is amazingly heavy) out in the shop by  covering it with plywood for a big work bench.   So it's a win/win.

Phyrie

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Oldcampcook

Sigh,  I shall have to be content with my laminate work surface. Huge sigh.

Bob