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Project by TysonK posted 05-19-2016 02:47 AM 647 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small mortise & pestle bowl. I don’t think it’s a remarkable project, I’m still a very novice turner, but I loved the color and figure of it. My folks live in Southern Arizona where mesquite grows like weeds. I spent many hours growing up clearing them out of our fields, but now that I live in Colorado, I wish I had access to more. My Dad has brought me a few old cut-off and I love seeing what’s under the dull grey surface of these old pieces.

-- -- Tyson





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 05-19-2016 03:42 AM

Beautiful work. Keep getting that mesquite.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 05-19-2016 08:16 AM

Awesome, new to turning as well. Need to wrap my head around looking for cutoffs and stumps. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jimbo4

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#3 posted 05-19-2016 03:49 PM

Excellent !

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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BrentB

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#4 posted 05-19-2016 04:11 PM

I think it’s gorgeous. I absolutely love mesquite and I really like that you incorporated the natural imperfections. That, along with the beauty of the mesquite put this piece over the top in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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RichCMD

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#5 posted 05-19-2016 04:12 PM

Nice work. I remember when I lived in Texas that Mesquite was viewed as little more than a big weed. Now it is used to make beautiful wooden objects and great barbecue. Interesting how things change.

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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TysonK

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#6 posted 05-19-2016 05:16 PM

Thanks all!

Ya, I definitely still think of mesquite as a weed in many cases, but they do grow into some pretty interesting wood and I do hear they grow em even bigger in Texas! ;)

-- -- Tyson

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#7 posted 05-19-2016 06:08 PM

It’s realy wonder of nature.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Customfridge

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#8 posted 05-19-2016 07:21 PM

This is great.

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