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A Pair of Mesquite Domino Sets for Xmas

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A Pair of Mesquite Domino Sets for Xmas
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These sets started when a friend from work saw my last Cherry Set. He wanted these for his Father and Father-in-law for Xmas. Since it takes me so long on these and he wanted to have them by Xmas I was a bit worried whether I could finish them in time or not. He also wanted the process documented along the way. I took quite a few pictures from a slab of Mesquite to the finish. If you would like to see a more detailed process please visit my Flickr site. Look under the set called (Lee M. Sets Process to Completion). click here Ricks Handcrafts

This starts out with a slab of Mesquite 12” to 14” wide 2” thick by about 9’ long.

Since I can only figure out how to post 6 pictures I will post the results. Again please vist my Flickr Page to see most of the in between….

Drying the Satin Poly Finish

One of the Box Sides.

Box front ends.

Box back ends.

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas





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Adrian A

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 10:59 PM

Wow

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 11:07 PM

Very very nice! They will love them!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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brevort

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 11:29 PM

Very cool!

-- Rick

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 11:39 PM

Not only beautiful, but nearly indestructible! Good job.

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

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BadDavid

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 12:08 AM

I like the way you built boxes mind if I copy them… lol :-)

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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staryder

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 12:27 AM

Thanks for looking and the nice comments. No of course not BD help yourself….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 01:04 AM

I can NOT BEGIN to have your patience!

Extraordinary

-- just rjR

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 11-26-2012 01:49 AM

Those are beautiful! That is some of that pink mesquite like I got from the “hill country” of Tx. I’ll bet your shop smells great!

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

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staryder

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#9 posted 11-26-2012 02:24 AM

Yes it does Andy, it is pink and then a greenish sliding into the browns. I was very pleased with the colors of that slab. Thank you for noticing…. The Dominos came out of another that was incredibly straight grained along the outer bands of the slab. But thats all on Flickr. Maybe I can get on with that other project now. I still have another Jatoba to do this year and a Mesquite one if I can fit it in. I have both of those domino sets made so its just the boxes this time…..

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#10 posted 11-26-2012 03:23 AM

I just looked at all your pics on Flickr. You have ALL the nice toys! Now I have tool AND wood envy!

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

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#11 posted 11-26-2012 07:02 AM

Great project, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#12 posted 11-26-2012 12:47 PM

Thank you all for the #1 spot in the Dailey top 15. Your comments are all greatly appreciated….
Thank Rick….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#13 posted 11-26-2012 01:24 PM

very nice!

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#14 posted 11-26-2012 03:22 PM

if you could put a price on it, what would you charge?

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#15 posted 11-26-2012 04:16 PM

Jerome it’s pretty hard to put a price on a month and a half worth of spare time….lol
Thanks for looking and the interest….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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