burl bowl with turquoise inlay

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Project by magum posted 02-19-2010 07:11 AM 3302 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Eucalyptus burl that I turned. it was cracked BAD, so I filled it with turquoise.

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#1 posted 02-19-2010 07:25 AM

Wow…nice job on the inlay…did it go all the way around? That is quite a bit of turquoise….also…costly piece after that. :) Nice job non the less

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#2 posted 02-19-2010 07:37 AM

Very nice piece, the turquoise is beautiful.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 02-19-2010 11:54 AM

Nice bowl.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-19-2010 03:21 PM

Wow, that looks great!

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 03:27 PM

Nice save! The shape and turquoise give it a Southwestern appeal.

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#6 posted 02-19-2010 06:17 PM

Wow – Now it’s “cracked” very very GOOD!

-- David, Portland Oregon

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#7 posted 02-19-2010 10:33 PM

Really nice design

Thanks for sharing


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#8 posted 02-20-2010 12:10 AM

Hey Magnum, I really like the way this turned out. I like the way your inlay turned out and was wondering if you would be so kind as to explain the process you use? It looks like you used Kingston or Sleeping Beauty turquoise. I have tried my hand at turquoise inlay here is the link to my latest and only posted project here on lj Im sure you have an outlet for your turquoise but I can give you a killer resource that is CHEAP for the good/high quality stuff. Thanks for posting!!!

-- " I do what the vioces in my head tell me to do...HAHA"

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#9 posted 02-21-2010 04:37 AM

Great piece!

Wade – so where is that resource?

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 08:00 PM

Beautiful turning. Nice use of Turquoise.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 12-16-2011 03:20 AM

@ Wade; the Turquoise is a base of inlace from Craft Supply. then I had a bag of turquoise stone and I crushed a few pieces with a hammer and sprinkled that in the larger holes and along the top of the inlace.
Yes, I would like the source of turquoise you mentioned.

Thanks for everyone’s comments.

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