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Mesquite Bowl

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Project by Joe_Gard posted 09-05-2016 02:27 PM 301 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this from a piece of mesquite my buddy brought from his ranch in central Texas. I really love working with Mesquite, the grain patterns are beautiful and i like the contrast the turquoise in the bug holes. I put a little BLO on this piece but i’m still deciding how to finish. I’m leaning toward a spray lacquer finish.





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 09-05-2016 04:40 PM

That turquoise makes an awesome contrast.

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 08:37 PM

Absolutely beautiful

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 09:08 PM

Great looking bowl. I love mesquite too!!
Jim

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

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#4 posted 09-06-2016 12:12 AM

Thanks guys!!

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#5 posted 09-06-2016 12:34 PM

Joe, this bowl turned out beautifully. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 09-06-2016 01:19 PM

That is a beautiful bowl. I just did my first Tung Oil finished mesquite bowl and I really like the finish even though it took several days to complete the finish and final wax. I had been doing a poly finish.

-- Robert

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 01:17 AM

Nice job!

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