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Project by darrenjttu posted 11-05-2010 11:27 PM 1912 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a piece of firewood from my in laws and turned this vase about a year ago. I suddenly noticed sanding marks after I finished so I put it on the shelf and am now just getting around to it. Poly finish but I am still going to buff it. Just waiting for it to cure.





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stefang

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#1 posted 11-05-2010 11:38 PM

Really well done and very beautiful wood too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DaddyZ

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#2 posted 11-05-2010 11:51 PM

Nice !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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JoshJock

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#3 posted 11-06-2010 12:06 AM

gorgeous!! nice job!

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 12:36 AM

Nice, I love turning Mesquite. I really like the way it takes a sanding.

-- Mel,

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peteg

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#5 posted 11-06-2010 12:45 AM

nice way to show a great piece of timber (firewood sorry)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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TurnTurnTurn

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 01:55 AM

Beautious!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#7 posted 11-06-2010 01:58 AM

Talk about firewood! the grain is incredible, big props to you for envisioning what it would turn out (...) with some loving care.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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cwdance1

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#8 posted 11-06-2010 02:50 AM

Wow, wonderful job, love the wood.

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TheGravedigger

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#9 posted 11-06-2010 03:48 AM

Mesquite has such a nice color. Very nice vase.

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

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 11-06-2010 03:50 AM

Sigh… so much firewood, so few woodworkers! I always wonder what sort of wooden beauty has already gone up in smoke. Here is one example that did not. I’ve rescued some wood myself, but not made anything as nice as this, yet.

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RichardH

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#11 posted 11-06-2010 05:01 AM

Very nice work – I like the heartwood/sapwood contrast and the dark lines on this particular piece of mesquite. A friend just gave me a few mesquite chunks today and this makes me want to make some sawdust!

-- "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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tomd

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#12 posted 11-06-2010 05:57 AM

Great turning, beautiful color and grain, finish is excellent, well done.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 11-06-2010 06:48 AM

Hello beautiful…turning that is.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 11-10-2010 06:49 AM

Beautiful mesquite vase. Texans would be estatic and saying more!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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ichbinpete

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#15 posted 04-04-2011 05:30 AM

nice man…that’s pretty impressive.

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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