Mesquite Hollow Form Vase

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Project by scrappy posted 1652 days ago 1300 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another Mesquite turning. Tried to make a vase with a flared rim. Found out after I roughed this out that there was a crack in the one side. Glued the crack shut as best I could, and when shaping the top flare, it split a piece off ruining the flare opening.

“Mid Proccess RE-Design” and came up with a “Hollow Form Egg” haha

The opening was not supposed to be as large. Found out that when your tool grabs, when you are inside of something, it is going to snack the sides of your opening. Had to do a little trimming to get rid of the cracks, and this is the finnal outcome.

This stands 3 1/4 inch tall X 2 1/2 inch diam. Wall thickness is about 1/8 inch. Sanded to 400 grit then buffed. Sealed with 2 coats of wax so far and buffed. Will probably put more wax on and buff later.

Did not get the inside as smooth as I wanted, but with redoing the opening twice, I figured if I kept going, I would end up with a shallow bowl. hahaha

Please leave all comments and suggestions. I am allways trying to improve so you critiques help.

Thank You all for looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 1652 days ago

The woodgrain and colors themselves are awesome and I think that your turning came out just fine.You probably know by now that the wood will tell you what it wants to be and sometimes I think that our “mistakes” are actually the wood letting us know that we aren’t listening closely enough to it : ) LOL

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#2 posted 1652 days ago

Good job, scrappy! I like it. The only thing I’ve done with mesquite is cook fajitas.

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#3 posted 1652 days ago

Very Nice! I like the shape and the contrast in color.

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#4 posted 1652 days ago

Nice job Scrappy hope to meet you soon


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#5 posted 1651 days ago

Very nice Scrappy. That wood has fantastic grain. The inside looks pretty smooth to me.

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#6 posted 1651 days ago

More great work Scrappy

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#7 posted 1651 days ago

I like the shape and fun to read story. Grain is unique too … a keeper !

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#8 posted 1651 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I really enjoy turning. This mesquite turns nice.

Thanks again.


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#9 posted 1651 days ago

Scrappy it came out great.

Sorry you had to go through all of the modifications mid stream. But for all of that it lookin good!

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