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Project by Hilltopper46 posted 06-26-2014 03:20 AM 651 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received this piece of mesquite in a wood trade. I rough shaped the outside of it and then it literally rolled around the floor of my shop for over a year until the other day I was informed that my SIL#2 would like to have a bowl to eat cereal from. I thought the mesquite might be dense enough to keep the milk from leaking out.

It has a couple coats of walnut oil on it.

This piece of wood has (IMHO) some lovely figure in it. What looks like tool marks or scars from careless handling in a couple spots re actually anomalies in the grain of the wood.

-- Turnin' and learnin'





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#1 posted 06-26-2014 11:17 AM

Very beautiful, I love mesquite.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 03:14 PM

This is definitely a nice bowl out of beautiful wood. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 04:22 PM

I made a mesquite bowl similar to this, but my mesquite is a lighter color. I do have some sap wood in mine, which is a yellow color, but the heart wood is orange. Is there different species of mesquite or does it depend on which finish is applied to it? I put tung oil on mine. Any ideas to make it darker like yours? I think this is actually before the tung oil application.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me. - Tony Konovaloff

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#4 posted 06-26-2014 10:16 PM

Nice bowl : ) Have you tested it for milk retention yet ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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