Alabaster Sphere and stand

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 05-19-2014 01:05 AM 1509 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 05-19-2014 02:16 AM

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. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 02:29 AM

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 05-19-2014 05:48 AM

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. :)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#4 posted 05-19-2014 05:58 AM

beautiful work

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 08:56 AM

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 05-19-2014 10:22 AM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 05-19-2014 11:14 AM

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

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#8 posted 05-19-2014 11:38 AM

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 05-19-2014 12:01 PM

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 05-19-2014 09:16 PM

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 05-20-2014 12:26 AM

Pete thanks Enjoy your comments

-- Ron Campbell

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#12 posted 05-23-2014 12:27 PM

Wow! That is stunning.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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