Mata Raku

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 05-28-2014 03:02 PM 977 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

beech log turned to the shape. Textured, woodburned, painted shiny black, design put in with blue painters tape, black board paint then mica added. 15 inches tall

The next one will be done different. After I painted shiny black I should have added the mica powder, lacquered over that with gloss. Then put my design in, taped off the micas and then painted it with blackboard paint. I don’t like the mica on some of the area with out the design and burning

Comments, critiques and help always weclome

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 04:27 PM

Looks great Ron.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 05:49 PM

Beautiful piece, Ron. I just can think how you choose all the finishes you do??????

unique….one of a kind…........Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 09:36 PM

Now this is different Ron :), looking forward to the “next one”

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

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 12:19 AM

That’s the best “RAKU” woodturning piece I’ve ever seen.
It really does look like a piece of Raku Pottery.
Congratulations, it looks fabulous to me.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 01:12 AM

That is a great piece Ron, I like the way you think outside the box with your finishes. Look forward to seeing the next one.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 11:18 AM

Very nice Ron looks great, you are always thinking of new ideas for finishes design.

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

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 01:07 PM


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

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 03:14 PM

I like the piece, but I’m not sure why. It does have the “antiquity ” look about it, which always appeals to me..and I like the colored sections with stripes..nifty piece.

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