Mesquite Box

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Project by Andy posted 05-26-2016 11:38 PM 706 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this mesquite box on the lathe today. It’s the short version of my usual boxes and only my second time working with mesquite. It is wonderful wood to work with. The box is 2 1/2” tall and 3 1/4” in diameter. I finished the box with friction polish on the lathe and hand rubbed wax on it after it was off the lathe. Thanks for viewing, Andy.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 05-27-2016 01:49 AM

Very nice, Andy. That mesquite is such a rich looking wood!

cheer, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-27-2016 02:25 AM

That is a very nice box, love the timber

-- Peter New Zealand

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#3 posted 05-27-2016 04:55 AM

That’s a beauty. Love the mesquite.

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

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#4 posted 05-27-2016 02:34 PM

Nice project- one of my favorite woods

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#5 posted 05-27-2016 04:56 PM

Definitely my favorite wood. It’s gorgeous!

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

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#6 posted 05-27-2016 10:12 PM

A nice clean & well turned piece Andy, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 05-28-2016 07:25 PM

Beautiful wood and workmanship. Well done, sir.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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