Awesome Gnarly Mesquite Box

December 3, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

You can view more of my turnings here:…. I saw this gnarly, twisted piece of mesquite in my wood pile and thought I’d see what it wanted to be. I had a shape in mind, but didn’t know if I could successfully make it happen. It came out like I wanted, but it did give me a few fits along the way. This mesquite was very dry and very hard! And going was slow… I had to keep trying different tools until I found what would work. This happened numerous times during this turn. I finished it with Howard Feed N Wax. The box 4 1/2″ tall and 3 5/8″ wide. Enjoy. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks for watching.