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Old 07-23-2017, 01:19 PM   #51
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Beautiful work.
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:35 PM   #52
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Dustin, with skills like that, Jamesl may want to be more than "friends"

j/k Hi James! :-)
Hey, Dustin does great work but....
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:10 AM   #53
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Awesome work and skill you have there.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:28 AM   #54
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Vert very impressive! To me that's a work of art. I would watch a video of it been made. Great work.
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:04 PM   #55
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Looks awesome, you definitely have an eye for the right limbs
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:18 PM   #56
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Outstanding work! Are you stripping it down, filling the voids, finish sanding then lacquering it while it is still green?
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:35 PM   #57
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Outstanding work! Are you stripping it down, filling the voids, finish sanding then lacquering it while it is still green?
The slabs were milled 18 or so months ago and have air dried in the hay barn since. The limb was cut some time back, probably a year ago and stripped, sapwood removed and sat on a pallet in the same hay barn till I got time to mess with it. The pics I posted look like it was done last week but it was actually done awhile back...
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:37 PM   #58
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That turned out slick. How long did it take you to do the work?
Thanks! I probably have about 8 hours in it
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:39 PM   #59
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That looks great!!!

I guess you used the angle grinder to sand off the Oakwood. If so, what grit did you use and any tips for us copy cats?

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I have a couple of attachments made by king arthur that I put on my angle grinder that speeds up the process of removing the sapwood

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Old 07-24-2017, 07:48 PM   #60
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Very nice.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:38 AM   #61
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Awesome job!!
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:23 PM   #62
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I have a couple of attachments made by king arthur that I put on my angle grinder that speeds up the process of removing the sapwood
What exactly was the lacquer you coated it with?
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:32 PM   #63
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What exactly was the lacquer you coated it with?
Lacquer is made by several manufacturers but it's still lacquer. I use a satin gloss Sherwin Williams and buy it by the gallon for my sprayer.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:17 PM   #64
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Great work Dustin! James better post a finished pic when he mounts his deer to it.
Here you go.
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=664066
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:21 PM   #65
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Very nice!
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:23 AM   #66
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Beautiful!
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:35 AM   #67
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Awesome work!
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:22 PM   #68
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When Harvey rolled through his winds pushed a few bull mesquite over in the bottom on the San Antone, took them to the mill Tuesday and picked them up this morning.....
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:02 PM   #69
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HOLY COW! That is amazing work! I have a question about the epoxy. Is it on there strictly for looks, or does it add enough structural integrity that it is a necessity?
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:45 PM   #70
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HOLY COW! That is amazing work! I have a question about the epoxy. Is it on there strictly for looks, or does it add enough structural integrity that it is a necessity?
Thanks! Yes that epoxy is for both aesthetic purposes and structural strengthening of the wind checked mesquite. I have used a hot melt knot filler as well in the past that is mostly just for aesthetics on the small stuff.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:24 AM   #71
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That is awesome work. Beautiful stuff right there
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:31 AM   #72
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Would you be willing to sell some of the milled mesquite??
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:17 AM   #73
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Would you be willing to sell some of the milled mesquite??
No sir I'd rather not, I have several projects in mind for it. There are a few people that do though.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:01 PM   #74
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Awesome work!!
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:05 PM   #75
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How are you getting the wood that smooth after removing everything you want off of it? Awesome work


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Old 10-12-2017, 09:37 PM   #76
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Removing the sap wood before I dry it



Cutting the 8/4 boards down for the base



Ready for the tops





Sanded down to 320 grit then hand rubbed out blend for the finish



Made these for the wife's muley and whitetail mounts that are ready from this past season.

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:38 PM   #77
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How are you getting the wood that smooth after removing everything you want off of it? Awesome work


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Lots of sanding, down to 320 grit
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:30 PM   #78
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Removing the sap wood before I dry it

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Cutting the 8/4 boards down for the base

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Ready for the tops

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Sanded down to 320 grit then hand rubbed OIL blend for the finish

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Made these for the wife's muley and whitetail mounts that are ready from this past season.
fixed it
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:43 PM   #79
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Those new ones are making me want to go kill something. Amazing work!
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:22 PM   #80
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Wow. Awesome
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