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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-08-2017 04:39 AM 1352 views 2 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mesquite table I made for our place in Arizona. It is made from a 2” slab of mesquite that is about 26” round. It is on a base of Cholla cactus skeleton. The table was built 24” high.
It is finished with 12 coats of polyurethane and inlaid with turquoise

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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#1 posted 01-08-2017 04:50 AM

Real nice table Jim, like the effect of the Chollo Cactus skeleton and the added inlay.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 01-08-2017 04:52 AM

That is nice Jim, looks like it will fit Arizona fine. Are you there in warm weather?

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#3 posted 01-08-2017 04:58 AM

Very awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-08-2017 04:59 AM

Great looking table! Love the base too! Goes well in that part of the country!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 01-08-2017 05:08 AM

Interesting build….Very cool. Well done sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 01-08-2017 05:26 AM

Very NICE Jim!!

Perfect for AZ…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 01-08-2017 06:06 AM

Cool the way you fitted the table support in the cactus Jim. Looks to be sturdy. Love that Cholla
12 coats of polyurethane? Man, that must take some time.

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

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#8 posted 01-08-2017 06:09 AM

Really unique, and very nicely done.
Photo 2 looks like it’s about to take a leisurely stroll around the room. There’s life in this piece.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 01-08-2017 06:11 AM

Very nice Jim.
The cactus legs really set the table off.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 01-08-2017 07:31 AM

That’s a beautiful table Jim. One to be proud of.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 01-08-2017 10:12 AM

Where on Earth, Jim, does one find Mesquite of such enormous girth?

-- Mark

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#12 posted 01-08-2017 10:34 AM

Beautiful, natural, rustic look. I can see myself sitting arround, drinking coffee or tea…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 01-08-2017 12:20 PM

It’s a one of a kind!!

As always, great craftsmanship!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#14 posted 01-08-2017 12:26 PM

Nice slab of Mesquite Jim. A beautiful table.

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#15 posted 01-08-2017 01:18 PM

Jim, This table is very creative and skillfully made. I love the beautiful top and the base and the way that you have blended the two main components together even though the materials of the two are so different. They really do compliment each other nicely. Congratulations on this beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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