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  1. Forestry & Milling
    Hello, I am fairly new to woodworking and I need input from woodworkers experienced with Chilean mesquite. 1. Is this wood suitable for making an end grain chopping block? 2. How long should I let me log cure before cutting it into boards and turning blocks? 3. Any other advise for someone...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Okay smart folks! I need help! Can wood that has been oiled receive a coat of polyurethane afterwards? I accidentally spilled some citronella oil on a beautiful piece of mesquite which is already sanded and ready for stain/polyurethane. Is it ruined???? What can we do? Please help! (It is...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hey folks, new to the site. I am working on a mesquite slab with a red cedar inlay. I am attempting to epoxy the voids around the inlay but the cracks are pretty small (1/8"). What are the best ways to get epoxy into smaller areas and cracks in the mesquite without covering the entire slab?
  4. Woodturning
    Hey folks, new to the site. I am working on a mesquite slab with a red cedar inlay. I am attempting to epoxy the voids around the inlay but the cracks are pretty small (1/8"). What are the best ways to get epoxy into smaller areas and cracks in the mesquite without covering the entire slab?
  5. Project Showcase
    I'm a glass artist always looking for new ideas in display. Recently a friend gave me some mesquite and with the help of all the people on this forum I dove in and sawed, sanded, sanded, sanded and finished this display base. The glass is a transparent blue which is stunning when backlit, the...
  6. Woodturning
    I'm a novice woodbutcher with a very short attention span so my woodworking focus isn't very focused. I've built furniture, cabinets, toys, one-of-a-kind storage "solutions" and now I'm going to try turning. I got a steal on a used Jet 1014 + extension bed and I have a little play time on it...
  7. Project Showcase
    This Mesquite end table I wanted to get a little creative so I inlayed crushed glass, ironpyrite and a geode in the top and used a custom mix of stain for a red color then put two coats of Tung oil and poly for the finish. For the base I welded round stock steel to get the look of branches, the...
  8. New Member Introductions
    I just want to take some time to introduce myself. My name is Greg I live in northern Arizona, my work is live edge end tables, coffee tables and what else I can come up with it has been a hobby of mine for a long time and now trying to make a business out of it. I look forward to talking and...
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