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Blog entry by rickyrecon posted 02-11-2013 08:44 AM 879 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Any advice for using Mesquite – my Father-in-law has some beautiful peices he is giving me from his ranch in Texas. ... thoughts were to do some turnings for bowls etc. since the pieces are small. Also – any advice on cutting the wood into slabs and drying it to help prepare it for use.

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 08:29 PM

I would contact BlueStingrayBoots about this. I’ve bought Mesquite from him in the past and he was very helpful.

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 09:37 PM

It is really stable and not prone to a lot of checking. Unfinished wood will stain you and your clothes. Save the chips for BBQ :) Get ready to do a lot more sharpening than you are used to. It eats tool edges for lunch.

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 04:13 PM

Makes beautiful small boxes…......;-J

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 02:58 AM

Go at it and let your imagination soar. Everything made with mesquite is beautiful. Dry wood is better. :)

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