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Thread: Mesquite Hollow Form

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Mesquite Hollow Form

    I figured it's about time I got around to posting some new photos of turned work. I really have been turning quite a bit...just not finishing up with my photos like I should. This is another piece from my mesquite haul from earlier this year. It's about 12" wide and 6 3/4" tall. Nothing fancy...I just burned the rim and finished it with just BLO and Renaissance Wax. I'm really liking that combination on mesquite. I just give it two or three weeks to cure before I buff it.

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

    Comments, critiques, and questions are welcome as always.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    You have a way with wood. The form and way that you managed that grain swirling just past the opening well that does it. I like the finish on this one. Lets the wood do the talking. Man i am gonna miss seeing your turnings. Darn economy.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I agree with Rob. everything about this piece is top notch.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Coastal plain of North Carolina
    Mesquite is a wonderful wood to turn and does such a magnificent job of displaying itself when shaped by someone with skill.

    I think this beautiful piece displays all of the characteristics I mentioned.
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Vaughn that is just beautiful. Gotta love turning mesquite. Love the form and the finish just makes it look like it wants to be held.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Like Bernie says, " looks like it wants to be held."

    It is beautiful!!!


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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Cotswolds, UK
    Great piece of wood Vaughn, not being an artistic guy myself I still manage to appreciate the form you've achieved with the continuous flowing curves and the apparent lightness the form instills.
    Keep wanting to ignore the shape though and just soak in the wood figuring displayed in the top surface.

    P.S. how did you get it to flow around the opening?
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    That is a great looking piece you got there Vaughn.... a piece of mesquite is what got me into turning.... I saw a guy's bowl down in a Fredericksberg, TX gallery and fell in love with the idea of wood turning... haven't regretted a minute of it since.
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Vaughn every thing about this piece screams pro. great job man hate to see ya have to leave that lathe even if it's just temporary.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    another nice one vaughn but i got a picture question for you,, what is your schedule of making a pic for the forum.. these are bigger in the forum than most of the ones i have looked at outside the forum? from others and these get bigger when clicked on .. so how do you do this???
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