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Old 09-24-2006, 05:05 PM
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Using Mesquite for other than knife handles

Don't mean to be OT here, but this is what I've been doing for the past several months. I don't always get to use my mesquite for knife handles, sometimes I have to make a dining or conference table or rocking chair. This one is my 9th of the large Conference type tables. It's going to a museum in Oklahoma. I did have plenty of scraps left over from this project to cook a lot of hamburgers, and make a lot of scales for knives
The project took about 1.5 years. It's approximately one ton of solid mesquite. Specs are 224" long x 60" in width. Now I can get back to some engraving and knife making! Thanks for looking!
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:16 PM
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WOW! That is great.


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Old 09-24-2006, 05:17 PM
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Absolutely stunning Robert A LOT of Mistresses had to give up their dressings for this one !!
Will it be for coference work or display? Either way, I know the new owners will be proud to show off your masterpiece !

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Old 09-24-2006, 05:32 PM
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Whoa!

Well, nobody will pick it up and carry it off........

Thats the exact style I was going to do a new table for our deck, but,......... I can't find the words....

Beautiful! : :

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Old 09-24-2006, 05:33 PM
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Robert, when you get a chance, email me some more and bigger pictures of this table. I want to see it closer. It looks amazing...
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:49 PM
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Thumbs up

Ditto on bigger pics, if possible, I think my Dad would love seeing this in detail. (carpenter, cabinetmaker)

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Old 09-24-2006, 05:52 PM
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WOW, that is wonderful. I know you are glad to get this one finished. Thanks for showing it.

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Old 09-24-2006, 05:58 PM
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Robert is that going to the Cowboy Hall of Fame? Wherever it goes that are going to be very lucky to have one of your pieces there. Mike
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:38 PM
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Wow, that is great Robert. You have put a great table together there.

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Old 09-24-2006, 08:01 PM
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:31 PM
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That is some incredible craftsmanship, Robert. Beautiful. Dave
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:14 AM
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That is simply beautiful. Can't think of anything else to say.

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Old 09-25-2006, 07:23 AM
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Very nice, Robert!

Q. - How long do you have to let mesquite dry before you can make something like a table?

I still kick myself for driving past your place a couple years ago and not stopping in!! Won't make that mistake twice!


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Outstanding!!! You sure are a talented guy! I agree I would like to see bigger pics!!


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Old 09-25-2006, 12:45 PM
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Dammit!!!

Robert, my friend,---and all this time I thought you were making me a cutting table for my leather! Ah, well! Disappointment reigns supreme! ---Sandy---


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