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Spalted maple bowl with inlay

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Project by RootandBranch posted 12-03-2015 04:20 AM 763 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another piece from that spalted log I acquired. Made a small change/keys/whatever bowl. Inlay is synthetic turquoise because real turquoise is expensive and STONE. I attached a small piece of driftwood to the flat spot on the edge. Laquer finish.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts





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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 12-03-2015 04:40 AM

Very beautiful, Don. I gotta try filling cracks that way, sometime. May I have a link to the supplier of that “synthetic” turquoise? I’da thunk it was real. Do they have other synthetic stone?

-- Mark

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#2 posted 12-03-2015 08:19 AM

Slick! The turquoise works well with the colors in that dish.

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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RootandBranch

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#3 posted 12-03-2015 02:44 PM

Mark, Inlace http://www.inlacebook.com/index.html makes inlay and sells kits and such.

However, being the cheap dude I am, I bought a bunch of costume jewelry at a yard sale. Turquoise and coral. It’s plastic but really looks real. Then I just grind it up in a coffee grinder and sift for size.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts

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#4 posted 12-03-2015 03:16 PM

Very nice indeed! I too am interested in inlay materials for future projects, and was about to ask the question but Mark beat me to it. Thanks for the inspiration and the information.

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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branch

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#5 posted 12-03-2015 08:12 PM

lovely bowl nice wood great job with the filling

branch

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#6 posted 12-21-2015 09:24 PM


However, being the cheap dude I am, I bought a bunch of costume jewelry at a yard sale. Then I just grind it up in a coffee grinder and sift for size.

- RootandBranch

Great idea ! I’ve been using super glue and sawdust, and have been wondering how I could add a splash of color to some of my pieces. This sounds very do-able !

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