Mesquite Spur Vase

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-19-2009 06:16 PM 1576 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mesquite spur vase I turned while in Az last year. It was the first vase I made by turning a spiggot on both ends ,cutting it in two pieces and hollowing out the inside first. Then I glued it together and turned the shape and bored in the top hole.


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#2 posted 12-19-2009 06:28 PM

Great turning….and a very nice finish….I have not yet tried that method….but it looks like alot of fun….I will have to look more into it…thank you for the inspiration.

Wow…turning and traveling….interesting combination….I know a few folks that do the woodcarving motor home touring – they are in a club with like minded folks….but yours sounds much more to my taste (I’ve just begun to dabble in carving)....I just don’t think I could lug my 1000+ lb powermatic lathe with me though…LOL..but what a great way to meet new folks and to try out some interesting woods….that mesquite is exquisite too….It has been a bit tempermental (sp?) in my turnings…..but the outcome is wonderful…

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 07:12 PM

I have never tried the hollowing out way, Just turn bowl and etc Great work .

-- In His service ,Richard

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#4 posted 12-19-2009 07:48 PM

great job.
Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 12-19-2009 08:34 PM

nice looking wood….. bet it turned nice also
good job

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 10:44 PM

Very nice little vase. That mesquite grain really catches the eye.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 06:30 PM

Fantastic vase. Great design and turn. Love that mesquite.

Keep it up.


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#8 posted 12-21-2009 06:25 PM

lovely vase

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