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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 05-01-2014 01:42 AM 703 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Strawberry colored Alabaster Stone. Turned and carved Approx 5 inches tall Almost turned to thin to carve as it wanted to splinter Using a high speed drill that runs at 450,000 rpm

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-01-2014 01:48 AM

Another nice one, Ron. Wow that grinder is rally screaming!!!!!!

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

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 05-01-2014 01:58 AM

wow!

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OldWolfsWoodShop

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#3 posted 05-01-2014 02:56 AM

Ron I like this one, one of your best

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peteg

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#4 posted 05-01-2014 03:13 AM

These are all fabulous pieces Ron, never had anything to do with Alabaster, how does it turn?, & what do you use to get this type of finish, are you using a NSK drill? they get right up in the very high revs.
Top work :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 05-01-2014 03:59 AM

These are really some creative works. The skill and dedication has to be in the heart of the creator. Well done. They all remind me of a man eating plant.

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#6 posted 05-01-2014 11:50 AM

Thanks all for the comments. I turn these with carbide tools. They turn well and the cuts are easy. Alabaster is one of the softest stones there is. When cutting the dust almost falls straight down. You do not cut at very high speeds, 500 rpm. IF there are cracks or fishers it can come apart. When sanding the dust is like drywall dust. It is everywhere. I have all the doors and windows open and a couple of fans to blow it out of the shop I am not using and NSK. I bought some used dental drills and I don’t right off remember the name. It has a rotating handle and the tubing stays out of the way. Similar to the NSK

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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MarkTheFiddler

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#7 posted 05-01-2014 12:44 PM

You took this right to the edge. Incredible!

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 05-01-2014 12:46 PM

I saw it earlier & commented, but I keep seeing a venus flytrap with bigger teeth..kinda scary! :-)

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#9 posted 05-01-2014 12:49 PM

Mark the edge on this piece is that I got it too thin. It wanted to chip out on me. Michelle I like the venus flytrap thing. I saw it earlier that way too. Thanks Michelle for your comments

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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Roger

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#10 posted 05-19-2014 12:11 PM

This is crazy-cool. Super!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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