Spalted Maple Bowl with Copper Inlay (2nd bowl)

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Project by Rick M. posted 05-09-2013 06:30 AM 1420 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second bowl, spalted maple from a tree that blew over last winter. I filled a void with padauk dust and CA glue then got a little cocky and decided to add a copper inlay. Finished with Odie’s Oil.


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#1 posted 05-09-2013 07:43 AM

This one bowls me over! The “cockeyness” paid off!

Good work thanks for showing here!

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 10:42 AM

Lookin’ good!

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 12:19 PM

Wow, Rick. You have flown up to the head of the class rather quickly. Nice job on #2…..........Jim

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 01:39 PM

Awesome love the copper inlay… Looks great… Thanks for sharing…

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#5 posted 05-09-2013 01:39 PM

Beautiful bowl made out of nice wood and well done too.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 05-09-2013 01:45 PM

Hope you have a lot of that tree so you can turn more beautiful bowls. Those are great.

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#7 posted 05-09-2013 03:22 PM

Looks great! exploring along the way too. steppin out!

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#8 posted 05-09-2013 05:22 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I do have a good bit of the tree but unfortunately much of it is too punky, fill with critters or plain rotten. I started turning a sizeable chunk a few days and suddenly ants spun out, all over me and the shop! Bet they were dizzy.


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#9 posted 05-09-2013 06:07 PM

Nice bowl Rick!

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#10 posted 05-09-2013 07:38 PM

Nice job on the bowl Rick. Keep them turning.

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#11 posted 05-09-2013 09:01 PM

hi another great bowl like the copper in it


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#12 posted 05-09-2013 09:51 PM

Another great one. Some times the worn or bug holes makes a bowl very interesting. Keep turning and looking and you may be surprised what you can find under the so called bad wood.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#13 posted 05-11-2013 10:33 PM

OK Rick, yo are running away with this kind of stuff! Very nice… AGAIN! Wow!

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