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Small Mesquite and Bodark Vase

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First posting for me, and finally joined after viewing many projects over the last few months. This is a small ~5 inch tall vase turned out of some scrap pieces of mesquite and a slice of bodark.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."





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Bearpie

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#1 posted 03-08-2010 01:03 AM

Nice job and welcome to LJ.

Erwin

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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branch

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 01:40 AM

hi nice looking vase i like it and welcome to lj

branch ok

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woodworm

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#3 posted 03-08-2010 02:11 AM

Very nice turning work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-08-2010 05:59 AM

Nice job.

Bodark is also called Osage Orange or Hedge?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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RichardH

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#5 posted 03-08-2010 06:04 AM

Thanks All!

John, you are correct. In Texas, most people seem to call it Osage Orange, but I got this back in Alabama where people tend to call it Bodark. Farmers used Bodark for fence posts as it is pest resistant…in fact one of them told me a funny story saying that when you put the posts in, you put a rock on top of one. When the rock has worn completely away, it’s time to put in a new fence post.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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John Gray

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#6 posted 03-08-2010 06:25 AM

Richard,
Thanks for the reply! I built alot of fence when I had cattle in Missouri so when I see a Hedge tree I immediately start seeing how many corner posts I can get out of it. I guess now that I’m starting to learn lathe turning I’ll have to switch to looking for the wood to turn.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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scrappy

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#7 posted 03-08-2010 07:35 AM

Great bowl. I like the use of the different woods. Also thanks for the info. Had never heard osage orange called anything else. I learn something new every day here.

Keep it up.

Welcome to LJ’s

Scrappy

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

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#8 posted 03-08-2010 02:13 PM

Gorgeous turning, very beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 03-09-2010 12:39 AM

Very Nice turning & welcome to Lj’s.

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