LumberJocks

MESQUITE BOWL

  • Advertise with us
Project by twirlygirl posted 12-08-2015 09:49 PM 731 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first piece of mesquite that I have tried turning. I love the way it turned out. I really enjoy the natural edge ‘look’. The colors and shapes that come out in mesquite are fantastic! I have another piece of mesquite sitting on my shelf – cant wait to get it in the lathe!!

This one is about 5” in diameter and about 4” tall.

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?





12 comments so far

View parkprimus's profile

parkprimus

93 posts in 933 days


#1 posted 12-08-2015 09:57 PM

Love the finish – mesquite is an awesome wood – I wish I had access to it.

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

4944 posts in 2077 days


#2 posted 12-08-2015 09:59 PM

That bowl is really awesome. Like you I love the edges and the colors.

View fivecodys's profile

fivecodys

835 posts in 1447 days


#3 posted 12-08-2015 10:58 PM

That is beautiful!
I remember watching This old House many years ago when they built a kitchen using Mesquite.
The color is amazing!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chem, Central California

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

19574 posts in 2917 days


#4 posted 12-08-2015 11:16 PM

WOW, that is a beautiful natural edge bowl, Michelle. What finish did you use??

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7716 posts in 1818 days


#5 posted 12-08-2015 11:54 PM

What a beautiful bowl ! Looking at the photos, I would have guessed it was much larger than you say

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View bushmaster's profile

bushmaster

2405 posts in 2094 days


#6 posted 12-09-2015 02:16 AM

Very nice bowl, dark colors are exquisite.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

8008 posts in 2388 days


#7 posted 12-09-2015 02:35 AM

That’s a beautiful turning with some fantastic grain patterns, good job!

View ChadRat6458's profile

ChadRat6458

84 posts in 1166 days


#8 posted 12-09-2015 02:00 PM

Great job. How do you keep the bark on? When I try to do mesquite bowls, the bark always flies off.

-- WWW.SKYKAE.COM - Custome Wood Furniture and Signs WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SkyKae.Kreations

View twirlygirl's profile

twirlygirl

64 posts in 1292 days


#9 posted 12-09-2015 02:53 PM



WOW, that is a beautiful natural edge bowl, Michelle. What finish did you use??

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


thanks Jim,
I used a shellac mix for wet sanding. then a gloss poly for the last few coats.
I am still learning finishing techniques – so if you have any suggestions??

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

View twirlygirl's profile

twirlygirl

64 posts in 1292 days


#10 posted 12-09-2015 02:57 PM



Great job. How do you keep the bark on? When I try to do mesquite bowls, the bark always flies off.

- ChadRat6458

Thank you ChadRat6458,
that is a great question!! LOL – if you look close you can see where it did fly off on part of it. since this was the first piece of mesquite I have done, I wasnt sure what to expect or how to handle this type of wood. As I do the next one, I will let you know if I find any special techniques.

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

View John's profile

John

949 posts in 1081 days


#11 posted 12-09-2015 11:49 PM

Beautiful wood and nice finish.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

2031 posts in 874 days


#12 posted 12-28-2015 07:53 PM

Stunning.

-- Mark

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com