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  • Mesquete band saw box and pen

    I presented this box to Katsue this evening. She was amazed.
    I put the pen there as a size reference.
    I used part of a limb from our son's mesquite tree for both projects. The knob is a piece of a small mesquite limb. As you can see in the bigger piece there is a light colored wood just under the bark. On smaller pieces the lighter part is a larger portion of the wood.
    I finished it by soaking it in boiled linseed oil, (blo), wiping and letting it cure a couple days in the warm Arizona heat then a couple coats of spray can lacquer.
    The pen has blo and super glue for a finish.
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    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

  • #2
    Very nicely done. I love the "Live" drawer. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    DW
    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
    John Wayne

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    • #3
      Very nice box Stephen. How hard is Mesquete and how did you get the bark so attached?
      Hawaiilad
      Larry

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      • #4
        Thanks for the comments.
        What is a live drawer? Glad it is something you like whatever it is.
        The bark came that way Larry. I soaked it well in blo as I said to make the bark darker and preserve it's shape. I kinda think I may need to super glue it back on someday, if it comes loose. It took a lot time to blow the extra oil out of the crevices in the bark.
        Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



        StephenD


        The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
        Desert Woodcrafters
        Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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        • #5
          Nicely done. "Live Drawer" is the same as a real working drawer as opposed to just lines simulating a drawer.
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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