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Project by Greg Gimbel posted 06-05-2017 05:05 PM 1976 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project to build. Built from English Walnut and Black Walnut with a bunch of Turquoise and Copper inlays. The pull out writing areas are made from Chechen wood. The customer lives in Arizona and wanted this desk to reload his ammo for competitions. Roaring Fork Custom Billiards

-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado, http://roaringforkcustombilliards.com





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papadan

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 05:29 PM

This is a gorgeous build! You should be very proud of this project. My only adverse comment would be the turquoise inlay, I personally don’t care for it, but I do understand most people do love it. The person you built this for is very lucky to receive such a beautiful desk.

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 06:09 PM

Oh my golly, AWESOME is totally inadequate. Bookmatched end, flowing front and that burl slice ? back is way beyond beautiful in this build

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 06-05-2017 06:19 PM

not a bad reload desk!greg your work is just gorgeous,i love how you did that top shelf and all the live edge.personally i like the look of the turquoise especially with dark woods like walnut.another over the top piece.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 06-05-2017 07:29 PM

Wow!

A true homage to that wonderful wood. The coordination of the grain with your design is outstanding

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#5 posted 06-05-2017 08:58 PM

really nice work. Love the use of wood.

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 06-05-2017 10:49 PM

That’s quite the table, it looks really sturdy and has a unique design.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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htl

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#7 posted 06-06-2017 12:31 AM

Got to love the walnut!!!

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BobWemm

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#8 posted 06-06-2017 12:59 AM

That is absolutely AWESOME.
The Walnut grain is used to perfection.
Thank you for sharing this beauty.

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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#9 posted 06-06-2017 01:25 AM

Great proportions, style and execution. Great use of beautiful wood too!

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#10 posted 06-06-2017 01:36 AM

Looks beautiful. Excellent work.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#11 posted 06-06-2017 01:51 AM



This is a gorgeous build! You should be very proud of this project. My only adverse comment would be the turquoise inlay, I personally don t care for it, but I do understand most people do love it. The person you built this for is very lucky to receive such a beautiful desk.

- papadan


Beautiful piece; although, I am also not a huge fan of turquoise inlays.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 06-06-2017 02:07 AM

Beautiful. Really shows off the wood.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 06-06-2017 02:31 AM

sweet build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 06-06-2017 04:42 AM

Wow! This is realy ’’Oval office’’ worthy piece of furniture!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 06-06-2017 01:25 PM

This is very creative and unusual. You did a very nice job on this desk.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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