Mesquite Pieces

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Project by Ken Waller posted 05-18-2010 09:09 PM 1777 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to spend 6 weeks in Phoeinx from end-Feb to early Apr and while there had a great time visiting with Scrappy and other area LJs. I also managed to attend the Arizona Woodturners’ March meeting which was a seminar by Stuart Batty (highly recommended if you get the opportunity). Thanks to a generous member I came away from the meeting with several pieces of mesquite of various sizes. Thanks also to a friend in Glendale with a lathe, I was able to finish some pieces to bring home. The bark-edge bowl is 9 1/2” by 7 1/2”. The goblet is 3” dia by 5” high and is about 1/16” thick. The last piece, from a crotch, is about 7” x 5 1/2”. All pieces were sanded to 2000 grit, given 3 coats of Min Wax Antique Oil ( I couldn’t find Tung Oil), and buffed. Fond memories of a warmer climate.

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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#1 posted 05-18-2010 10:00 PM

Nice friends=nice memories! I do believe that wherever you go you will find that most LJs are friendly and helpful and willing to share and help.

Nice job on your turnings. How did you like working with mesquite?

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 11:00 PM

Great Job. Looks very good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Sam Shakouri

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#3 posted 05-19-2010 12:15 AM

Actully, I went to view your home page for the first time, after seeing this project. What a combination.. airforce and woodturning. I always admire airforce pilots for the job they do around the world, but a woodturner air force pilot, you must be someone realy specil in my heart and mind.
Nice natural edge bowl, nice finsh and nice friendship. Enjoy your retirement and keep shaving flying.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#4 posted 05-19-2010 12:28 AM

Ken Some great stuff. Glad a good time was had.

Did you spend all 6 weeks at Scrappy’s?

-- 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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#5 posted 05-19-2010 12:32 AM

Hi Ken glad you made it safely back up there it was great meeting you at the LJ get together. Hope to see you next year.


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#6 posted 05-19-2010 02:22 AM

Beautiful, I would love to get a few pieces and try my hand at it.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#8 posted 05-19-2010 03:25 AM

Very nice Ken.

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#9 posted 05-19-2010 05:00 AM

Sure do love Mesquite. Nice Job!

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#10 posted 05-19-2010 07:01 AM

Really nice pieces…good job!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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