Natural edge boxes

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Project by GeneR posted 09-29-2013 12:39 AM 1356 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are 2 simple natural edge boxes I turned earlier today out of a piece of mesquite that i stole from my smoker wood pile. My smoker is now madd at me. :-)

This was an experiment to see if i could ddo one with natural eddge and the first time i have ever turned mesquite.

The mesquite turns nicely but i now need bigger pieces. Let me know what you think not expecting much out of my little learning experiment.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 09-29-2013 01:31 AM

Very nice work,,great looking wood grain.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 03:24 AM

Very attractive turnings.

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

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#3 posted 09-29-2013 01:23 PM

They look just fine. A great addition to any ones experience. Love that bark.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 09-29-2013 03:40 PM

Sometimes practice pieces look better than intentional pieces. Looks good to me. I love the bark edges also.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#5 posted 09-29-2013 05:48 PM

These turnings look really good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 09-29-2013 06:05 PM

Well done. I like working with Mesquite. Your stack of smoker wood will forgive you.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 09-29-2013 06:07 PM

I love them. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 06:02 PM

They came out really great looking. Like the shapes and the natural edge. Great turning!

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#9 posted 10-01-2013 06:08 PM

Well done on working outside the “Box” love the natural edge.


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#10 posted 10-06-2013 12:33 PM

I like em.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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