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    From the Archives

    I figured it's been over 6 months since I turned this set, so it's high time I finally posted a photo. Given a choice, I'd re-take the pictures I've got, but I'm here and the bowls are there, so that's not gonna happen for a while. This is mesquite, finished with BLO, then hit with spray lacquer and buffed after the BLO cured. If memory serves, the big one is about 16" across.



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    That's a nice looking set. What is the Mesquite like to turn? Is it a brittle wood?
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    Beautiful set, Vaughn!

    (hope you saved the chips for your grill!)
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    Vaughn, nice set indeed! What else have you waited to post?
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    Thanks for the compliments, guys. L

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    ...What is the Mesquite like to turn? Is it a brittle wood?
    When it's wet, it's great stuff to turn. Dry, it turns nicely, but it's pretty hard stuff. I've not run into any brittleness issues. One thing I really like about mesquite is that it doesn't warp or crack much at all (if any) as it dries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    ...(hope you saved the chips for your grill!)
    I've saved a bunch of mesquite shavings (maybe 35 gallons worth) and a pile of bigger chunks that were scrap after cutting blanks. (I picked up 1000+ pounds of mesquite a couple of years go). I think some of the pile of chunks has been tossed by my wife in an effort to clean the driveway...I'll know more once I get home to see what else she "cleaned up".

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    ...What else have you waited to post?
    I've got a few other pieces that I photographed in a hurry right before I moved to ABQ. Unfortunately, most of the photos are pretty "meh", so I may wait until I get home to re-shoot them before posting them.
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    do you have the picture of the beginning blank vaughn,, this looks like a really different shape to get the irregular edges like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    do you have the picture of the beginning blank vaughn,, this looks like a really different shape to get the irregular edges like this.
    I don't have any "before" pics, but this was from a particularly wavy part of the trunk. The tree was a good 3 to 4 foot diameter at the base, and the surface of the trunk had a lot of whoop-de-dos in it. (That's a technical turning term, in case you were wondering.)
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    hey i understood that term its when you start talking spinny terms like core boring or vessel or nova chuck, that i get confused.. to me core boring is eating all of the apple, vessel is a ship and nova chuck must be a astronomical site????
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    Hey Larry, did you hear the one about Chuck boring an apple core vessel while driving his Nova? It was awesome.
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    Beautiful set Vaughn. Gotta love turning mesquite.
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