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Project by Michael Brailsford posted 1043 days ago 1476 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a desk I built on commission. It is solid Mesquite with maple for the drawers. I am pleased with the results. Mesquite has become my favorite wood to work with. The desk is 60” wide and 32” deep and is quite heavy for its size. I finished it in Danish oil. As I always try to do, I took the opportunity of having a new project to buy another tool. I picked up the Osborne EB-3 miter gauge. I bought it from Osborne directly. I love it. It came in quite handy to cut all of the slats to exactly the same dimension.

-- Michael A. Brailsford





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RickL

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#1 posted 1043 days ago

Very nice work, I’m sure the client will be pleased.

-- Rick, Union,KY firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 1043 days ago

Hi Michael,

A peek-a-boo desk. Nice work.

I’m with you on the new tool for every project. Keeps the interest level high.

Lee

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 1043 days ago

Sweet mesquite desk very neatly done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 1043 days ago

Michael, it looks very nice.

-- 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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#5 posted 1043 days ago

Very nice looking desk.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 1043 days ago

Nice work Michael. Sounds like a great wood to work with.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Michael Brailsford

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#7 posted 1041 days ago

Like I said it has become my favorite wood. One drawback is that it makes oak feel like balsa wood.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 819 days ago

Nice desk!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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