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Project by twirlygirl posted 12-08-2015 09:49 PM 558 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?





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

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

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

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

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#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

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#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!!

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#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

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

Very nice bowl, dark colors are exquisite.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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

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

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#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.

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#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?

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twirlygirl

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#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?

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John

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

Beautiful wood and nice finish.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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

Stunning.

-- Mark

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