my walnut entry (coming and going, GRIZZMAN'S DESK

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Project by grizzman posted 01-03-2014 06:08 PM 10008 views 5 times favorited 75 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here is my walnut walnutty project for the new contest, but am posting it now, this is the Grizzmans desk, and also my grandsons inheritance, ive got almost three months of time into this and i loved every moment,the base of the desk is made with spalted pecan and the large panels are crotch walnut and spalted pecan, the door on the left looks like a grizzly bear face and the door on the right looks like a bears rump, hence the name coming and going, its made primarily from walnut, the top has a live edge piece of cherry , the mama bear is pecan and the cubs are quilla,and the pine trees are poplar inlayed into colored epoxy, the handles on the doors is cactus wood, on the front panel that looks like separate drawers is birdseye redwood, the legs of the desk came from a woodworker friend from west blocton alabama gary reach, the side legs are crotch walnut and the back panel is spalted pecan, the drawer knobs are elk antler, most of this project is held together with walnut dowel that i made myself, and the whole project has about 6 coats of lacquer, the top case is all spalted oak, so in order for me to enjoy seeing all of the beautiful wood here i have a three light system underneath , each light shines on each panel and has a dimmer switch to set a more milder mood, i’ve wanted to make myself a desk for some time now and also wanted to do something special for my grandson, thanks for taking a look and i shall also add pictures into the bottom part here, thanks for taking a look and for any comments left, hope everyone had a nice Christmas and will have a new and happy New Year. grizzman

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

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#1 posted 01-03-2014 06:15 PM

That turned out fantastic Grizz,lots of cool wood and unique bear inlay plus even the wood figure says bear.
A first place entry all the way.
Congrats on a beautiful an amazing desk.


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#2 posted 01-03-2014 06:18 PM

Beautiful and uniquely “Grizz”! I’m sure this will be a family heirloom passed down for many generations, Bob.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 06:23 PM

Really beautiful work, Bob. I imagine it looks even greater in person. That’s a lucky grandson

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 06:33 PM

Really nice Grizz.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 06:36 PM

That is Awesomealistic to put it mildly grizz… what a real piece of art and a treasure.
I can also see the Wolf Face in the door panel…

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#6 posted 01-03-2014 06:48 PM

Damn Grizz – I like that!!!! Came out really spectacular, the inlays really add to the overall look. You also achieved an awesome finish on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 01-03-2014 06:49 PM

Top Notch! And, very imaginative inlays. Just a super job of personal craftsmanship. Lots of time spent having fun building for the future generations. Thanks for sharing.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#8 posted 01-03-2014 06:55 PM

Another Grizzman special! You have such a nice approach to wood… you make it sing!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 01-03-2014 07:00 PM

Bob, You are the Man!!

I love everything about this desk!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 01-03-2014 07:02 PM

Looks really good, Griz!!! YOU DONE GOOD!!!!!
I’M REALLY GLAD you found a special use for the walnut crotch. Like I told you, I enjoy seeing my lumber being used by folks that appreciate the beauty of what mother nature can do. You know that anytime you need anymore just let me know
As soon as the weather gets a little warmer, I have some giant walnut stumps I’m going to start milling but its to dang cold to pressure wash them right now.

I was wondering if some of the color I see is from my new epoxy coloring product. If so, how did it work for you. I still want to get it on the market soon but I waiting on a little more feedback and I’m still doing tests on it, using it in different applications and different mixes. I’m going to start soon milling a lot of splated hickory, pecan, oak, etc so make sure when you are up this way to start back. If I can get the big kiln going soon, I hope to start selling some wood on ebay.

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#11 posted 01-03-2014 07:02 PM

That really is very attractive. It is unique and really displays tremendous grain patterns. A family heirloom is my prediction. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 01-03-2014 07:03 PM

I agree with all of the above, particularly “uniquely Grizz”.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#13 posted 01-03-2014 07:08 PM

Simply superb craftsmanship and artistry. LOVE the starburst on the bottom of the top piece—hutch?? Like CharlieM1958 says….it will be an heirloom for many generations.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 01-03-2014 07:10 PM

OUT FREAKING STANDING….WHAT A beautiful piece… don’t know what your entering, but you should win…
love the antler handles… and that is a bear looking at ya in the door.. amazing job… I love it…Papa

-- Papa...

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#15 posted 01-03-2014 07:55 PM

Nice, lots of pretty wood.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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