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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 09-18-2014 04:07 PM 1350 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 23 inch vase. Turned and hollowed. Now how do I embellish this plain piece of Beech

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





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moke

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 04:57 PM

Very impressive, and well done.
Mike

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 05:21 PM

Wow, that is a large vase. Have you considered dying it and then applying a high gloss finish?

-- Julian

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 05:50 PM

Sweet piece, Ron. I think my boring bar would run out of rod before it got to the bottom of one like that!!!!!!!!!

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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#4 posted 09-18-2014 05:52 PM

Julian I am going to embellish it some how. Just have not figured out what I want to to do. Carve, pierce, stain, dye, or copper and patina

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

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Wildwood

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 08:15 PM

Have no idea on how to embellish that vase, really looks great already!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Bill

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#6 posted 09-18-2014 11:04 PM

Great looking vase Ron, nicely turned and hollowed. I’m sure however you decide to embellish it will be an excellent result.

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

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DaveDelo

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#7 posted 09-19-2014 12:59 AM

What do you think the final use of the vase is going to be? Maybe that might help you determine what embellishment you’ll perform. Very nice work. Saw your hollowing rig on a different project, very impressive. Wish I had room for that rig. I have the little brother hollowing system from them and really like it.

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Ryan

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#8 posted 09-19-2014 01:21 AM

Everytime I see this type of work, I’m tempted to buy a lathe.
Nicely turned wood.

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BobWemm

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#9 posted 09-19-2014 01:37 AM

Ron, that is a beautiful piece of wood, I would love to see that with a Copper/patina finish. That would be awesome.
But I have no doubt that whatever you decide the result will be stunning.

Cheers,
Bob.

-- 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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stefang

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#10 posted 09-19-2014 12:40 PM

Here’s what I did many years ago Ron, but you will probably come up with something far better. It was just painted black and carved with a V chisel.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#11 posted 09-19-2014 12:57 PM

Mike I like what you did here. I have this affliction to black pieces. Just not sure as this is just such a large piece
Ron

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

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michelletwo

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#12 posted 09-19-2014 01:00 PM

you have been doing such wonderful painting/artwork on your pieces, I would trust you to choose something great. I do like what mike did, but stretched out on that length it would require some good math skills to get it the right pitch. We hacks, await your decision :-)

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Roger

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#13 posted 09-20-2014 12:01 AM

Wow! That’s a vase. I think what ever you do will be awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Rockbuster

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#14 posted 09-20-2014 11:19 AM

Ron, I see this with a nice hand rubbed oil finish (Tung or Teak), then I would add a fitted lid with a nice contrasting wood finial. It would make a beautiful free standing corner cremation urn. This is just my idea.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#15 posted 09-20-2014 11:41 AM

Rockbuster I too see this as a cremation urn. I need to figure the sq inches as I have a friend that wants an urn that will fit both him and his wife

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

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