Spalted Yellow Birch Bowl

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Project by John Choponis posted 468 days ago 820 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted Yellow Birch Bowl with Turquoise fill.


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#1 posted 468 days ago

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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#2 posted 468 days ago

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."

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#3 posted 468 days ago

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

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#4 posted 467 days ago

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 467 days ago

Nice bowl. What finish did you use?

-- Bob, Michigan

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John Choponis

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#6 posted 467 days ago

Thanks, for all of the positive comments!

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


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Rick M.

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#7 posted 467 days ago

Lots of spalting there, nicely done.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#8 posted 467 days ago

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

-- Allen, Colorado

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#9 posted 466 days ago

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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#10 posted 466 days ago

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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#12 posted 463 days ago

Looks great

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