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Mesquite Turnings

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Project by Woodwiser posted 04-23-2016 06:12 PM 682 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed these Mesquite pieces last week. Finished with Danish oil. The wood is from my sister’s property in AZ. The tree fell over in a storm last fall.





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wood_maestro

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#1 posted 04-23-2016 07:17 PM

Beautiful work. It is always great to see a fellow Club member’s work on Lumberjocks.

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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#2 posted 04-23-2016 10:28 PM

Very nice natural edge bowl, contrast of the colors are eye catching.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 04-23-2016 10:57 PM

Gotta love mesquite!

Amazing what you can do with firewood.

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#4 posted 04-23-2016 11:11 PM

Very nice and well done on the bowl. I have never turned Mesquite before is it hard to turn?

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#5 posted 04-24-2016 02:37 AM

Very, very nice,

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#6 posted 04-24-2016 04:39 AM

Very nice! Last summer I picked up a load of very dry Mesquite from Tuscon (I live in Prescott) and have been making various platters with it. I love working with the Mesquite.


Very nice and well done on the bowl. I have never turned Mesquite before is it hard to turn?

- Arlin Eastman


-- JohnT

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#7 posted 04-24-2016 04:52 AM



Very nice and well done on the bowl. I have never turned Mesquite before is it hard to turn?
- Arlin Eastman

Arlin, the answer is that it depends. If it is green it is easy to work with but if it is dry as was the load I picked up in Tucson it can be a challenge. I find that I most often use my 5/8” gouge and sharpen often. I have CBN wheels and the Wolverine sharpening system both of which I highly recommend. After sharpening the tool cuts through the wood rather easy but as it dulls it becomes an effort to cut I then quickly make a pass on the CBN wheel and I’m good to go until it becomes dull again. I’m not sure just how long a sharp edge last but it becomes dull MUCH faster with the Mesquite. Currently I’m primarily using Henry Taylor Artisan tools but will be ordering either a V10 or V15 tool soon, I just need to decide which tool I will start with.

-- JohnT

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#8 posted 04-24-2016 02:33 PM

Beautiful bowls, great shapes and use of sapwood and natural edges.

Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 04-24-2016 11:20 PM

Nice job, awesome looking wood!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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