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Project by Hix posted 1385 days ago 1366 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am trying to finish some things up before taking on Jordan’s shoe carving experience and between pens for an upcoming show. These are mesquite from a bulldozed pasture. They came from the same stump and dried in the Texas summer sun before coming to me. I have been experimenting with shape. They are both about 6”, danish oil and rattle can lacquer. I like shiny but not plastic. There is a third one but I am not happy with it. True love already laid claim to the flatter one. Mesquite is such a treat to turn. I like the feel and the smell. As always, any tips for improvement will be appreciated.

-mark

-- ---call me---- Mark





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 1385 days ago

Mark,
Very Nice work!! I haven’t turned Mesquite before, you do Good Work!!

Thanks For Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 1385 days ago

Real good projects! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Dark_Lightning

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#3 posted 1385 days ago

Nice! Plus, you get chips for smoking. Win win.

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Bearpie

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#4 posted 1385 days ago

Like the looks of the bowls you turned! I have not had the opportunity to turn any mesquite.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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TheGravedigger

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#5 posted 1385 days ago

Nice classic forms. I’ve never turned mesquite, but it looks gorgeous. I’ve heard the grain has an iridescent effect. Is that true?

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Jordan

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#6 posted 1385 days ago

I really like both of them – if I had a lathe, I’d like to try a bowl challenge.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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branch

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#7 posted 1384 days ago

hi really nice bowls love the shape and the wood nice grean

branch

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Hix

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#8 posted 1384 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful comments.
Jordan, it’s never too late!

-- ---call me---- Mark

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1384 days ago

I like em Mark super job and neat wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 1384 days ago

Both are beautiful turnings, love the grain and finish, and the designs are very pleasing to the eye.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1080 days ago

Very nice bowls!! I love mesquite to turn. I get mine in Arizona, but I have heard there is a lot in Texas.

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

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