Wormy Mesquite Bowl

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Project by Roper posted 1536 days ago 1046 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is from a piece of wormy mesquite that one of the guys from the front range woodturners gave me. it is 8 “x 2 1/2” , finished with tung-oil. I really liked turning mesquite and will have to try and score some more. All comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 1536 days ago


Is Mesquite a soft wood?

I think this bowl because of the way you have turned it and finished it looks like it should be part of the Old Wild West…. It just has a rugged appearance, just like so many of the wild west towns we have visited. I like it a lot.

Sure must have been some mighty big worms ;)

The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 1536 days ago

Cool looking wood

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#3 posted 1536 days ago

looks waspy instead of wormy

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#4 posted 1536 days ago

Roper, I’ve never seen wormy mesquite before. That’s a wild look!. I like it!.

-- John @

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#5 posted 1536 days ago

Nice looking bowl. I’m a big fan of turning old wormy wood – sometimes, the payoff is really nice. Also, a big fan of Mesquite. Nice piece. -Richard

-- "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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#6 posted 1536 days ago

Nice Roper. I especially like the rough sawn edge, very unique. Will it hold water??


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#7 posted 1535 days ago

Roper, i like your bowl, very wormy, a lot of character, nice job

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#8 posted 1535 days ago

as those before me said..character, rustic, nice appealing bowl

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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