Flame Box Elder Bowl with Turquoise Fill

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Project by John Choponis posted 10-16-2013 02:04 AM 1074 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In turning this bowl I found it had a rotten spot in it, so I filled it with turquoise.


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#1 posted 10-16-2013 02:12 AM

Neat trick!

Looks very fine.

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 02:46 AM

Really cool job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 02:47 AM

that’s awesome!

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#5 posted 10-16-2013 03:55 AM

Great save. Beautiful turning.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 10-16-2013 07:11 AM

Well done

-- Vince

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#7 posted 10-16-2013 09:26 AM

Nice love doing this as well. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-16-2013 12:22 PM

Beautiful bowl John and nicely turned…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 10-16-2013 12:32 PM

Thanks for all of the positive comments.


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#10 posted 10-16-2013 12:35 PM

Well done, John! The color compliments the wood nicely.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#11 posted 10-16-2013 12:57 PM

That rot turned out to be a “happy accident”. Very nice!


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#12 posted 10-16-2013 01:07 PM

Beautiful bowl, john! I love red box elder!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 10-16-2013 01:59 PM

That turquoise made a nice addition to the beauty of the bowl. Excellent idea.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 10-17-2013 02:56 AM

Take junk and make a masterpiece. Beautiful Bowl! I’d like to learn a bit about using turquoise as a filler. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 10-18-2013 12:03 PM

Great looking bowl John. Nice safe with the torqouise.

-- Ron Campbell

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