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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 04-21-2011 04:08 PM 2551 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve still got the taste of square in my mouth.

So, back into the woodpile and found a piece that was just too rustic
to make anything without a lot of waste.

So with an offcut from a post a (badly) hand cut mortise & Tenon lots
of sanding and 4 hrs work one Puja (prayer) Table is born.
I only took it down to 240g as it was getting an oil finish.
Mineral oil, pure turpentine, beeswax and caranuba wax all thrown in a bucket
and applied liberally. I’ll wax it up later.
Stag horns are found on walks around here.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 04:18 PM

Look at that raw edge, lovely :D

Rather incredible that you can find stag horns like that! Although I often wander through my southern mountains, I never found any. A very weathered portion of a skull once, yeah, but as the shepherds are always there looking upon their sheep, any chances of finding a dead animal with its horns are really small.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 04:28 PM

These fell off, the Stag is very much alive, I’ve had three sets from him.
Sold the others. :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 04:50 PM

Not just on the walls…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 05:20 PM

Herb Wow!

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 05:41 PM

Cool table, but all I can think of is all the projects I could do with those antlers.

Hey, check out knottysticks antler cane, cool idea. Also make great knife handles, drawer handles, belt buckles, all kinds of stuff! Works just like hard wood. Polishes up beautifully.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 06:11 PM

Jamie,

That antler arch is one of several around a park in Jackson, Wyoming. The picture is one I found using google image search, there are literally hundred of photos of the arches on the web.

I saw them in person in the early 70’s and had several photos of them at the time but the photos and negatives have been lost over the years…

BTW, really like your work.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 06:25 PM

Jack,
I love your work. I see why you spied the Antlers. :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 04-21-2011 06:26 PM

Herb, those Antlers must be worth a small fortune?

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 04-21-2011 06:38 PM

Antlers make beautyful pens….

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

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#10 posted 04-21-2011 08:24 PM

Great looking bench. I have some elm logs almost ready to saw into lumber.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#11 posted 04-21-2011 08:36 PM

Unique bench that’s what I call mortise an tenon. unique and special.

Herb I thought I saw that arch in Cody Wyoming? I’ve been wrong before.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 04-21-2011 08:57 PM

a1Jim,

The one in the photo and the one’s I visited were in Jackson, WY. Googling Cody Wyoming antlers the best I see is this.

I’m rarely right on my own but that’s why I love the Internet…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#13 posted 04-21-2011 09:21 PM

Hey Herb I told you I’ve been wrong before LOL My antique gray matter is turning to gel :)

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 04-21-2011 09:40 PM

Hey Jim, at least you have gray matter,
Mine left as it didn’t like open spaces

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 04-21-2011 09:56 PM

Hey Jamie
If you can come up with cool designs like this you don’t have any empty spaces up there, Just creative juice :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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