Mesquite Worm

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Project by TXsawdust posted 03-24-2009 06:11 AM 3775 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mesquite is a very hard wood to work with. Somehow,there are these worms that can still bore into it. After uncovering one of the little critters I was inspired to carve this in his memory.

-- Cogito,igitur sculpo.......I think,therefore I carve

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#1 posted 03-24-2009 06:27 AM

That is very cool, awesome sculpture!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 03-24-2009 06:27 AM

When I looked at the first picture, I thought, gee this is kind of interesting. When the 2nd picture came up I was blown away. I did not expect that profile to be so slender and undulating. Very cool, thanks for the post.

-- Gary D.

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#3 posted 03-24-2009 06:54 AM

This is something really different , very well done.

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 03-24-2009 09:27 AM

Welcome aboard!! That is some sculpture! Glad I decided to check out the Mesquite Worm :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 03-24-2009 11:52 AM

VERY COOL! Nice work TXsawdust.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 03-24-2009 01:37 PM

Now that is something you do not see everyday. Very, very nice. You have a one of a kind.

-- Jason

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#7 posted 03-24-2009 02:04 PM

I tried to turn a bowl out of mesquite. Too tough.

We did make a few bandsawn boxes out of the supply.

Makes your worm all the more impressive.

Nice job.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#8 posted 03-24-2009 02:07 PM

You carve in their memory and I cringe when I see what they have done to my stash…oh well, I also microwave them if the piece is small enough (usually not though).
Looks very good!

-- jstegall

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#9 posted 03-24-2009 02:45 PM

This is one of those pieces that goes past woodworking…. it’s a true work of art.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 03-24-2009 02:47 PM

Very creative sculpture!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 03-24-2009 02:51 PM

How did you do that?

-- ~jtd

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#12 posted 03-24-2009 03:22 PM

Excellent. Very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#13 posted 03-24-2009 03:31 PM

Very cool, great idea, well done!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 03-24-2009 03:51 PM

Cool looking piece. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#15 posted 03-24-2009 05:00 PM

Very impressive piece! You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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