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    3 small Pc's and subtracted 1

    Three small turnings and we sat around and played with putting them together for fun........

    Picture 1 - small vessel out of Mesquite
    Picture 2 - Finial turned out of Mesquite
    Picture 3 - Stand turned out of Mesquite
    Picutre 4 - vessel with finial on
    Picture 5 - vessel, finial, stand
    End result................... Subtracted the stand my daughter thought the stand just didnt look right.
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    Hi,

    Looks like fun.

    I'm with your daughter.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    you should listen to your daughter more she was right this time for sure but the wood sure is pretty dan,, hows mesquite for turning ?
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    Well done ! at first I was looking for the 3 small computers
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    Larry - I really like the mesquite because it has alot of character in the wood. I think it is a strong wood and its nice to turn wet or dry. It stays very stable thru the drying and does not do alot of moving from my experience. I have made alot of bowls from it and they sell fairly easy.

    Lately, ive been doing alot of hollow forms out of it and have had very little problems - overall I would get more of it when I can........

    As far as finishing it I think the best way to go is with shellac or laquer. The reason i say that is because it does require something for grain filler so the shellac or thinned laquer makes a good filler/sealer before you apply the top coats of finish.

    Attached are some other picutres of larger hollow forms I did to give you a better idea of the colors and character of the wood.
    Picture 1 - Rough shape
    Picture 2 - starting to add the thinned laquer to seal and fill
    Picture 3 - after several coats of sealer
    Picture 4 - after sealer and sanding - now up and ready for final coats of finish
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    Last edited by Dan Mosley; 08-25-2010 at 01:52 PM.
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    Very cool, Dan. I do agree with your daughter. The wood is really nice.

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