Mesquite bowl

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Project by 8ball posted 12-15-2011 07:56 AM 1461 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is abot 7” by 2” I used a product called inlace for the ring and the finish is blo and ca on the outside and salad bowl finish on the inside.What do you guys use for a high gloss finish? Thanks for looking

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 08:24 AM

Very nice Rodney.

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 09:55 AM

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#3 posted 12-15-2011 10:58 AM

Well done, great looking inlay!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-15-2011 05:01 PM

Very pretty bowl, Rodney, and I love the shape you turned. For a high gloss finish, I like ‘Moses T’s Gun Stocker’s High Gloss Finish’ from Stephen Shepherd’s “Full Chisel Store”


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#5 posted 12-15-2011 06:30 PM

Nice bowl! I love the turquoise inlay. Is that Texas Mesquite?
If the bowl is not too big, I sand to 400 grit, polish to 2000 with EEE polish and then friction polish with Shellawax.
On bigger pieces I use many coats of gloss lacquer and sand with 400 and water between coats .

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

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#6 posted 12-15-2011 10:40 PM

Nice looking bowl there Rodney, your finish will depend on the end use, ie, ornamental or day to day use, Jim’s alternative suggestions would look after most situations, I use a lot of Rattle can then cut back any orange peel with EEE Ultra shine which is a very fine abrasive polish

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

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 08:21 AM

Yes it is Texas mesquite. And thanks for the comments on the finishes I will try them.

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas

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