Alabaster Sphere and stand

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 101 days ago 782 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Strawberry Alabaster sphere and stand. Had to use the Carter Perfect Sphere some prior to the AAW symposium. I think I can turn now that I have turned some stone

-- Ron Campbell

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 101 days ago

That has come up real nice Ron, pic 2 is the favorite, is there 2 different stands or did you turn 2 spheres?
You would spend a fair bit of time re sharpening the chisels. Nicely turned.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 100 days ago

Bob in the first photo is was on a ring just to hold it in place In the second photo it is on a stand made from what was left from the turning. I think I will a different stand as I would like the stand to be in black. I am using Carbide cutting tools and they hold their edge. Not surprised you are the first to responds. A lot of view but no comments. Tanks for the comments

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 100 days ago

If the other viewers are like me, they got caught up in looking at all your other turnings. You make some fantastic pieces… truly an inspiration! Thanks for sharing. :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#4 posted 100 days ago

beautiful work

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#5 posted 100 days ago

Great work Ronald. I can’t imagine what it would be like to turn stone.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 100 days ago

Every thing You turn looks great but the alabaster always looks amazing…great work Ron.

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

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#7 posted 100 days ago

the alabaster is stunning material.. looks like you are having fun with this foray into stone

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 100 days ago

Very cool piece, Ron. You must have a ton of that alabaster!!! I wish I had that much pistachio.

Is this piece going to the art festival in June?
...............Cheers, Jim

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#9 posted 100 days ago

Thanks all. Yes I started the season with almost 400 pounds of alabaster. I did sell a bunch before I left Arizona as I did not want to drag 400 pounds home. Tedster thank for the compliment. I guess I am searching for my signature piece. It is nice to think I might be inspiring someone else

-- Ron Campbell

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#10 posted 100 days ago

Wow you certainly have this alabaster down to a fine art Ron, this is a lovely piece, 400 lb, man that is a stash :)

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#11 posted 100 days ago

Pete thanks Enjoy your comments

-- Ron Campbell

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#12 posted 96 days ago

Wow! That is stunning.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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