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Auction bowl- Mesquite

Discussion in 'Turners' Completed Projects' started by David Hill, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member Thread Starter

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    Our local Hospitsl Foundation hosts a Gala event that features an auction that has unique auction items. I wad asked if I could donate a couple of bowls— Sure! Said I. Oh—- and can they be larger AND have turquoise?
    This is the first of the two, started with a blank that I thought would meet criteria—- wasn’t disappointed. Thought at first that it eouldn’t survive as it was really ugly.
    It’s 14.5 x 3.5 inches. Took a bit of turquoise with epoxy, and the finish is poly.

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  2. Gdurfey

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    Incredible, and what a gift to the cause.
     
  3. Nubsnstubs

    Nubsnstubs Where is it??? Full Member

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    David, good looking bowl you got there. Someone is going to love it.

    One question. How often do you encounter those black cracks in the Mesquite you turn? The bowl shown doesn't look like it would pose a problem, but I've had a bunch that just separated at the black crack if it went all the way across. Even while rounding it on the band saw. ................ Jerry (in Tucson)
     
  4. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member Thread Starter

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    First question-- it depends,,,,,
    Good point!!
    Those you have to be really careful with!! I don't blow up many, but invariably it'll be one with the black lines. If they go all the way across I usually repurpose that blank. NO amount of CA will hold that Guessing that it's a fungus that follows the crack. Also see these on tress that have been in piles after being bulldozed. (I try to stay away from bulldozed skeet, just too many hidden cracks)
    If I'm selling I won't let one leave that has the black lines.
    Have one that I'll post soon that has some of those.
     
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