Mesquite Hollow Form Vase

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Project by scrappy posted 10-10-2009 05:04 PM 1919 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another Mesquite turning. Tried to make a vase with a flared rim. Found out after I roughed this out that there was a crack in the one side. Glued the crack shut as best I could, and when shaping the top flare, it split a piece off ruining the flare opening.

“Mid Proccess RE-Design” and came up with a “Hollow Form Egg” haha

The opening was not supposed to be as large. Found out that when your tool grabs, when you are inside of something, it is going to snack the sides of your opening. Had to do a little trimming to get rid of the cracks, and this is the finnal outcome.

This stands 3 1/4 inch tall X 2 1/2 inch diam. Wall thickness is about 1/8 inch. Sanded to 400 grit then buffed. Sealed with 2 coats of wax so far and buffed. Will probably put more wax on and buff later.

Did not get the inside as smooth as I wanted, but with redoing the opening twice, I figured if I kept going, I would end up with a shallow bowl. hahaha

Please leave all comments and suggestions. I am allways trying to improve so you critiques help.

Thank You all for looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 10-10-2009 05:28 PM

The woodgrain and colors themselves are awesome and I think that your turning came out just fine.You probably know by now that the wood will tell you what it wants to be and sometimes I think that our “mistakes” are actually the wood letting us know that we aren’t listening closely enough to it : ) LOL

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 09:54 PM

Good job, scrappy! I like it. The only thing I’ve done with mesquite is cook fajitas.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 12:25 AM

Very Nice! I like the shape and the contrast in color.

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#4 posted 10-11-2009 12:35 AM

Nice job Scrappy hope to meet you soon


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#5 posted 10-11-2009 01:34 AM

Very nice Scrappy. That wood has fantastic grain. The inside looks pretty smooth to me.

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 01:39 AM

More great work Scrappy

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 02:20 AM

I like the shape and fun to read story. Grain is unique too … a keeper !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 05:40 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I really enjoy turning. This mesquite turns nice.

Thanks again.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 03:05 PM

Scrappy it came out great.

Sorry you had to go through all of the modifications mid stream. But for all of that it lookin good!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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