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This is a urn I made for my Uncle after he passed away. My Aunt described how he wanted and then expected it to be ready in two Weeks! So I started with bone dry OLD log and it was like turning a piece of concrete. This is the only wood I have ever turned that actually threw Sparks and forced me to spend more time sharpening than turning. But the end results were well worth it. This was truly a labor of love and an honor to be asked to create.

-- look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a big hunk of the bowl I was turning.

What a transformation!

Worth every effort you put in. It looks great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Nice work and fantastic wood too. It looks like mother-of-pearl. I think there must have been some minerals in that wood to cause sparks.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Thank y’all for the compliments, it probably was minerals. The land around here is old blow sand with lots of iron ore. Mesquite is a beautiful wood and I will be turning more of it because it’s everywhere around here .

-- look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a big hunk of the bowl I was turning.

This is a beautiful piece. Mesquite is a great turning wood, and your urn used it very well.

-- Might As Well Dance : http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

Thank you very much.

-- look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a big hunk of the bowl I was turning.

Wonderful turning.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

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