Mesquite Open Form

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Project by BobAnderton posted 10-06-2013 09:45 PM 939 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is an open form mesquite vessel I made as the first thing trying out my new (used) Nova lathe. I turned it with the pith in the side of the piece, starting by using a screw chuck into the side of a branch. I didn’t have any trouble with it distorting as it dried or cracking through the pith, other than what was there when I turned it and stabilized with super glue. My intent was to have a ring of the white sapwood right around the opening, but that didn’t work out for me this time. Finished with Danish oil and Beall wood buff and carnuba wax.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 09:53 PM

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 02:00 PM

Mesquite has an awesome grain, thanks for showing. Hope you enjoy your Nova lathe.
Great job on the form.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 02:10 PM

What a beautiful project. It’s very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 02:40 PM

Wonderful bowl! Like the round shape and the pretty grain patterns really pop with the finish. Great job!

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