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Thread: Mesquite Nested Bowl Set

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Mesquite Nested Bowl Set

    I really have been turning lately, just been too lazy to set up the photo rig. This is a nested set of mesquite bowls I made for my nephew and his new bride, who are getting married next weekend. I forgot to get measurements before I shipped it out today, but the big bowl is about 12" wide and maybe 8" deep. The rims were burned with a propane torch before the inside and outside were finish sanded. They're all finished with a couple of coats of BLO followed by a lot of coats of semi-gloss spraycan lacquer, wet sanded with 600 grit, buffed with PL compound, then waxed with Renaissance wax. I let the BLO cure for about a month before spraying the lacquer. This is my first successful 3-bowl set from the McNaughton.

    Click on the pics to see a bigger view...

    Comments, critiques, suggestions, and questions are all welcome.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Those are beautiful!! Great color and the burned rims are cool.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Wow Vaughn those are beautiful. I really like the color of that mesquite. Love turning it as well. Hoping when we return to start coring some walnut bowls.
    Bernie W.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Woah! those bowls look magnificant. If I had to pick one, I'd pick the smallest one.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Yep this is the stuff that made me want to get better. Great job man.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Vaughn, those are elegant
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Coastal plain of North Carolina
    Now that is one classy looking set of bowls! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Of course I am partial to mesquite and love turning it for boxes. I have never had any pieces large enough to turn a bowl.

    Oh, did I mention that is purty work!
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Melbourne, FL
    Very nice.

  9. #9
    Very nice sir. beautiful grain and color in that wood.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Very well done Vaughn! That is a gift that can be cherished for years or generations to come!
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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