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Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4- Winner TOTW 5-14-2017

Post by Bill Boehme » Thu May 11, 2017 12:44 am

This is a winged mesquite winged bowl that I turned five years ago. I have only turned three or four and this was the last one that I turned. It was also the largest at about 15" wingspan. It definitely is a good exercise in turning air. This one was turned to donate to the local Empty Bowls Project. I ought to turn a few more to keep my skills fine tuned.
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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4

Post by Mike Cruz » Thu May 11, 2017 8:27 am

Bill, though I'm not a fan of the saddle shaped NE bowls (just my personal preference), you did an excellent job on this! Finish looks great, and shape (from what I can see) looks great, too.
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Post by Curt Fuller » Thu May 11, 2017 8:52 am

I seem to like about anything that leaves some part of the natural appearance of the tree intact. These "potato chip" winged bowls are always some of my favorites. And mesquite is nice wood for showing the difference in heart and sap wood with a nice bark edge. This one is really nice.

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Post by Chuck Jones » Thu May 11, 2017 9:21 am

There is probably no way to know how many tons of mesquite wood Pinnacle Peak Patio burned cooking steaks in the desert outside Scottsdale, AZ. What a waste. I never particularly cared for the mesquite taste, but it's sure some fine turning wood.

Nice bowl. Well positioned in the piece of wood and a good job keeping the bark.

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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4

Post by Steve Nix » Thu May 11, 2017 6:33 pm

Nice bowl.. mesquite is my favorite wood to turn , and cook with.. great to cook with but only dry wood and hot coals..

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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4

Post by Patrick Curmi » Fri May 12, 2017 10:37 pm

Bill what an awesome turning, the form, the contrast between heart and sap wood, the bark, even looks like there is some lichen on the bark, fantastic job.

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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4

Post by Bob Rotche » Sun May 14, 2017 6:08 am

There's been a trend lately towards the more embellished work with carving, coloring, texturing, basket illusion, etc. Obviously, I'm a big fan of this trend but I also know that you can't beat a classic form done well and that's what this is. A classic, natural edge oval bowl. You have the grain and heartwood very well balanced. The wall thickness is consistent and you were able to maintain your bark edge, which is a big plus. The finish looks like a nice soft sheen without being too glossy which is appropriate for this style and the wood is very attractive. I really don't see how this could have been done any better and it is my choice for TOTW 5/14/17.
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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4- Winner TOTW 5-14-2017

Post by Ronald G Campbell » Sun May 14, 2017 7:39 am

Bill such a great looking traditional bowl. It is refreshing to see a pure turning that looks as great as this . Well done sir
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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4- Winner TOTW 5-14-2017

Post by Jim Seyfried » Sun May 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Congratulations on TOTW Bill! At 15" that is quite a substantial bowl and quite a generous donation to the Empty Bowls Project. Very nice job; don't get Mesquite around here except for cooking, :) but I have the impression it is a harder wood to turn. Any way it looks great.
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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4- Winner TOTW 5-14-2017

Post by Mike Cruz » Sun May 14, 2017 9:39 pm

Great selection for TOTW! Well done, and well deserved. Congrats, Bill.
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Post by hughie mackay » Mon May 15, 2017 2:33 am

Congratulations Bill a fine piece of air turning :)
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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4- Winner TOTW 5-14-2017

Post by Bill Boehme » Tue May 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Thank you very much for the honor of this mesquite winged bowl being chosen as the TOTW. Being new to Woodturners Unlimited makes the honor feel even more special after having viewed some of the beautiful turningis in the gallery. I really liked the way that it turned out and my wife wanted to keep it, but I had already promised to donate it to the local Empty Bowls Project while it was still a log.

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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4- Winner TOTW 5-14-2017

Post by Mike Foster » Tue May 16, 2017 7:10 pm

A beauty Bill. One of those woods that are hard to come by here in VT.
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Re: Mesquite winged bowl #3 or 4- Winner TOTW 5-14-2017

Post by Mark Sanger » Sat May 20, 2017 1:55 am

Congratulation on TOTW a beauty indeed.
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