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Project by gfadvm posted 07-18-2011 11:03 PM 1713 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first experience with mesquite. I sawed the wood from a mesquite log a friend brought me from the ‘Hill Country” of Tx. This wood finishes unbelievably nice. Sand it to 220 and it feels like glass! Dimensions are 15×7x5 1/2”. Finish is Min Wax Tung Oil Finish. Bottom was doweled in place rather than dadoed.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 11:23 PM

Really NICE. Love the natural edge on the lid.

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 01:25 AM

Suhweeet! I love mesquite.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 02:52 AM

Beautiful wood, craftmanship and finish! I especially like the live-edge! I’ll be looking for some mesquite to take things out of. Gorgeous!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 03:10 AM

Thanks. You guys are too kind!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 03:28 AM

Great Box Doc!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 07-20-2011 01:22 PM

I LOVE IT!! That arching grain with the box dovetails wonderful!

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#7 posted 10-21-2011 12:54 AM

Dimensional allusion with those photos! If you’d told me it was 4’ long and weighed 50 pounds I would have believed it!

Fantastic results! My eyes fall straight to the live edge.

-- Jay in Changsha

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