" Natures of Trinity"

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Project by Arthouse posted 02-10-2014 01:23 AM 1127 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a new Longhorn style I designed with sophistication, elegance and a unbalanced look to cross over from a western setting to a contemporary New York Apartment. I decided to make this design after gluing two book match pieces of 4/4 mesquite slabs together . The slabs ended up 28’’ wide at the back side and went down to 16’‘x 6’ long. I then bandsawed the live edge off following the grain sanded , then used a 45 degree router bit and chamfered the live back on. This way it looks elegant with out the bark or different colored wood on edger. Then I decided to use two horns on the fat side then put a twisted single horn on the front. The longhorns were also much bigger than the front single horn which I accentuated with longer silver tips on the back side. I then attached the horns in my usual fashion which is a trade craft secret here on lumberjocks . I will give you one tip they are filled with concrete and polished to 1200. grit bright reflective finish. I filled the mesquite cracks which I hate to do with a new product called wood wise a water based black powder you add water and dries in one hour then finished with conversion varnish. I put it in my gallery and already have gotten two custom orders for larger and different woods but still using natures Trinity longhorn legs . This is what I call a home run piece because it can be so flexible wider longer almost timeless in not subscribing to any fad’s or new quirks . All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 01:37 AM

Very nice. Very unique.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 02:04 AM

Very unique way of using Texas Longhorns…. Most of the time, they’re over a Mantel, etc. LOL

What happened to the mating horn of the lonely one? LOL

Very COOL!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 02:25 AM

this table turned out great, i love the use of these horns, silver tips and all

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 03:00 AM

Awesome table! I love all of it, very creative and unique. I like the mesquite too.

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#5 posted 02-10-2014 05:20 AM

Great unique table!!....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 05:21 AM

Woah, nice work. Looks almost sinister…

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#7 posted 02-10-2014 10:14 AM

Best Wishes !

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 02:49 PM

Thats something you don’t see every day. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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