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mesquite live edge bowl

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mesquite live edge bowl
Project Information
ok bowl has made it off the lathe with no damage to it or me! tried my first live edge,was a little nervous so didn't push it on depth or wall thickness.used lots of ca glue to make sure the edge held.one tip when applying ca take the bowl off the chuck first,i didn't realize but some glue came out the void on the side on got on the chuck threads,couldn't get it to thread back on,after lots of debonder all is well-lol. this one is 3\1/4 h x 5-1/4 w made from mesquite.the wood is about 35-40 years old and hard as a rock.i thought the mrytle was tough this was worse.beautiful wood though. finished on the latle with mylands friction finish.all comment and tips are greatly appreciated.

im posting this for my good friend LBD or little black duck,he mentioned earlier that he missed seeing some turned bowls. enjoy duckie ;-))



15 Comments

Beautiful color!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

thanks.that was some damn hard wood.
I am neither a bowl turner nor a duck, but I like that!

"Join the chorus if you can - It'll make of you an honest man" - I. Anderson

Looks great so, all is well that ends well.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Very nice...good job!

Mike

Sweet bowl, with some charterer, looks great. Sounds like it may have had a little bit of an attitude. 

Main Street to the Mountains

thanks guys.eric-yes it did put up a fight but i won,but i didn't push it. id dont like things exploding on the lathe !!!
Sharp looking bowl with excellent grain. I have played around with mesquite and the older it gets the harder it is to work with, likes to splinter a lot. Great job !!!   Mike
Came out looking good, but I’m not a huge fan of live edge stuff in general.
 Sharp looking bowl with excellent grain. I have played around with mesquite and the older it gets the harder it is to work with, likes to splinter a lot. Great job !!!   Mike 
yes it is and this stuff was over 40 years old.
Smooth! Pretty tough wood for a city slicker to try and turn 8^)

Kinda like a brandy snifter, drink from the cutout and your nose catches all the woody goodness.
yeah especially for a coward that lives on carbide ! but hey i just got a wolverine type jig for my grinder so i may be expanding my horizons !