Art deco with practicality Mesquite Containers.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 419 days ago 1398 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured are several various shapes and sizes of bowls and containers made from Mesquite, they can either be for art decoration are used for storing items such as pins and pencils nuts, and wine bottle display and many other uses. Awhile back I was in one of the downtown buildings and saw on a table a ceramic display and thought to myself that I’d like to venture into some wood art display and so this opportunity presented itself when I cut a couple of large dead limbs from my backyard mesquite tree, I have to say that I really like the beauty in this wood. They are finished a single coat of tung oil and several coats of wipe on poly with a final wipe of paste wax. All of these bowls were made from my bandsaw.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 419 days ago

Nice to see you venturing into new avenues. Very attractive assortment.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 419 days ago

I love the look of mesquite. Looks like a whole new line for you. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 419 days ago

One of my favorite woods to work with but hard to come by where I live.

And doesn’t your shop smell great now?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 419 days ago

Love the smell Andy, every time someone walks into my shop they always comment on the nice smell that my shop puts out :)

Andy I have a very nice and very large Mesquite tree in my back yard but due to it’s character and still alive I won’t cut it down, my 80 year old dad was over today and said that’d be the first thing to go if it was his back yard and I said ah uh not cutting it down.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 419 days ago

Definitely nice Randy…your bandsaw creativity continues to evolve in a creative way…
I also agree that the mesquite looks good and wish it was available in my area..

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 419 days ago

Real nice I like the mesquite too.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#7 posted 419 days ago

Simply Beautiful Band Saw Art! That wonderful Mesquite is spalted so great, only wish we had it in TN other than just the small bundles we see for charcoaling.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 419 days ago

Randy you sure are handy with that band saw. I cannot see any seams!! Nice pieces

Did you hit and of those white worms in the mesquite? I cut through them once in a while on the lathe!!

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

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#9 posted 419 days ago

Very nice Randy. You always come up with interesting pieces. Love the grain also.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 419 days ago

Wow that’s busy wood, talk about conversational pieces! They catch the eye like crazy.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#11 posted 419 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments, Jim, yes I ran into a few worms but they aren’t near as bad as they are in Hackberry.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 419 days ago

Very pretty pieces! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#13 posted 419 days ago

Looks like some fine desktop accessories.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 418 days ago

are you sure this is mesquite, it looks like walnut to me…LOL…very nice project, i love what the bandsaw can do and a pair of skilled hands using it, very good build here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 418 days ago

Nice shapes there… Very natural..

-- Dreaming patterns

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