Mesquite vase

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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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#1 posted 1365 days ago

Really well done and very beautiful wood too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 1365 days ago

Nice !!!

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

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#3 posted 1365 days ago

gorgeous!! nice job!

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

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#4 posted 1365 days ago

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

-- Mel,

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#5 posted 1365 days ago

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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#6 posted 1365 days ago


-- TurnTurnTurn

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#7 posted 1365 days ago

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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#8 posted 1365 days ago

Wow, wonderful job, love the wood.

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#9 posted 1365 days ago

Mesquite has such a nice color. Very nice vase.

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#10 posted 1365 days ago

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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#11 posted 1365 days ago

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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#12 posted 1365 days ago

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

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 1365 days ago

Hello beautiful…turning that is.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1361 days ago

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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#15 posted 1216 days ago

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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