Mesquite Bowls

  • Advertise with us
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.


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

11 comments so far

View sedcokid's profile


2663 posts in 2196 days

#1 posted 1385 days ago

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

Thanks For Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View Skylark53's profile


2557 posts in 1657 days

#2 posted 1385 days ago

Real good projects! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View Dark_Lightning's profile


1667 posts in 1706 days

#3 posted 1385 days ago

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

View Bearpie's profile


2584 posts in 1615 days

#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

View TheGravedigger's profile


963 posts in 2621 days

#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:

View Jordan's profile


1358 posts in 1722 days

#6 posted 1385 days ago

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


View branch's profile


904 posts in 1751 days

#7 posted 1384 days ago

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


View Hix's profile


161 posts in 1875 days

#8 posted 1384 days ago

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

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

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2174 days

#9 posted 1384 days ago

I like em Mark super job and neat wood

-- Custom furniture

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 2844 days

#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 -

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11056 posts in 1703 days

#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!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase