Flame Box Elder Bowl with Turquoise Fill

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Project by John Choponis posted 316 days ago 874 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 316 days ago

Neat trick!

Looks very fine.

-- just rjR

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John Choponis

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 316 days ago

Really cool job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 316 days ago

that’s awesome!

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#5 posted 316 days ago

Great save. Beautiful turning.

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

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#6 posted 316 days ago

Well done

-- Vince

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#7 posted 316 days ago

Nice love doing this as well. Great work.

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

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#8 posted 315 days ago

Beautiful bowl John and nicely turned…well done.

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

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John Choponis

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#9 posted 315 days ago

Thanks for all of the positive comments.


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#10 posted 315 days ago

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

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#11 posted 315 days ago

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


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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 315 days ago

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 315 days ago

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 315 days ago

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 313 days ago

Great looking bowl John. Nice safe with the torqouise.

-- Ron Campbell

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