Mesquite Candy Dish For Neighbor

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Project by scrappy posted 10-10-2009 04:50 PM 1510 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Mesquite Candy Dish that I made for one of my neighbors Christmass present.

I styled it after a green glass candy dish my wife has. Pic 2 shows the two of them side by side.

This is 6 inch Diam. X 2 1/2 inch Tall.

Sanded to 400 grit then buffed while still on lathe. No finish yet, amstill debating on what to use. Might just seal it with a coat of wax and buff that out.

Please leave all comments and critiques. As I am allways trying to learn so be truthfull, please.

Thank You all for looking.


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#1 posted 10-10-2009 05:34 PM

That Mesquite has some really nice grain and the color variations are awesome . Have you ever tried any of the oil finishes on Mesquite ? Do you have Waterlox in your area ? I know it would make the brown color very nice , but I haven’t tried it on any lighter colored woods yet.

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 06:20 PM

Very nice turning work.

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#3 posted 10-10-2009 06:41 PM

Very nice Scrappy

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 07:47 PM

Great looking bowl! I do love Mesquite, the color and grain shows the land where it came from.

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 12:27 AM

Nice shape and good color. Very Nice!

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 05:42 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone.

Dusty, I have used Tung Oil/Varnish on Mesquite and it turns the light wood even more yellow then it is. I prefer it whiter for a better contrast to the dark.

Thanks Again everyone.


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#7 posted 10-11-2009 03:03 PM

Nice looking bowl Scrappy, I love the step inside the bowl.

It came out great.


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#8 posted 10-11-2009 04:52 PM

scrappy try salad bowl finish but delut it 50 percent soaks in really good and doesn’t change the color much
try it on some scrap first i haven’t used this type of wood yet but it works good on other woods i have used
PS: the bowl looks great good turning skills

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 06:36 PM

Very nice looking bowl. The contrasting color in the wood is beautiful. I’m not trying to be a smart alec but mineral spirits is the only thing I know of that will give you the look you’re after. Just look at it quickly before re-applying!. Maybe a CA finish? Let us know what you end up doing.

Ken McGinnis

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#10 posted 10-11-2009 09:22 PM

Thats some great looking wood. Nice job on the turning.

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#11 posted 10-12-2009 03:05 AM

its giving me an idea to make a bathtub just likes the bowl you made,


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#12 posted 10-12-2009 03:43 AM

THanks for the comments everyone. Going to go with a clear poly. That way it will keep it’s color. Probably wax and buff after finishing just to get rid of the little nubs that like to come up.

Will post another pic when done.

Rosewood, If you use your rosewood it sure will be beautifull.

Thanks again.


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