|Project by Arthouse||posted 02-10-2014 01:23 AM||1084 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
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