Mesquite bowl

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Project by 8ball posted 987 days ago 1132 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 987 days ago

Very nice Rodney.

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#2 posted 987 days ago

Yes,cool work!

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#3 posted 987 days ago

Well done, great looking inlay!

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

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#4 posted 987 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 987 days ago

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 987 days ago

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 986 days ago

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

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas

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