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Spalted Yellow Birch Bowl

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Project by John Choponis posted 05-17-2013 12:59 AM 891 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted Yellow Birch Bowl with Turquoise fill.

John





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Buckethead

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 01:07 AM

The bowl turning doesn’t generally ” float my boat” as they say, but this one is spectacular. The color, the grain, and the turquoise. I have no idea how that’s done, but its beautiful, and the contrast with this particular piece of wood is fabulous.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 01:33 AM

Beautiful bowl. Did you use the Inlace to fill inclusions or just for decoration purposes? Either way it turned out spectacular. You should be very proud.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#3 posted 05-17-2013 02:13 AM

Nice contrast. Is that a metalic flake in the filler or a reflection from the flash providing the sparkle?

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BobWemm

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 09:27 AM

Beautiful piece. The Turquoise really shines. I love all the contrasts.

Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 04:19 PM

Nice bowl. What finish did you use?

-- Bob, Michigan

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John Choponis

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#6 posted 05-17-2013 05:10 PM

Thanks, for all of the positive comments!

The Turquoise was used to fill imperfections. No metal flake in this, just reflection. Lacquer finish.

John

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 05:21 PM

Lots of spalting there, nicely done.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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bobasaurus

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#8 posted 05-17-2013 10:03 PM

Great-looking bowl. The spalting is amazing and the inlay looks nice.

-- Allen, Colorado

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TimWood

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#9 posted 05-18-2013 12:00 PM

Just think….the log is laying there and it’s just a log. Until you begin turning it and opening up what’s on the inside, it’s just any old log. It’s amazing that all of the beauty was just waiting to come out. Wow…the Turquoise is a great addition too. Nice project!

-- Tim Harrelson

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 05-18-2013 12:32 PM

Very nice! I have yet to turn a bowl, having just acquired a lathe back in January, but it’s on my list! That bowl is a real stunner!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 05-19-2013 09:33 AM

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#12 posted 05-21-2013 02:17 PM

Looks great

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