Mesquite burl bowl

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 11-20-2014 11:40 PM 1576 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

15 inch mesquite burl bowl with Morrocan sea shell in the voids
C and C welcome

-- Ron Campbell

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 11-20-2014 11:47 PM

That’s very nice, Ron.
Where did you find the sea shell material?
About time to head this way again, isn’t it? Or, are you already here?
Your profile mentions the South West AZ Turners. Yuma?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 11:50 PM

Love that mesquite. Nice shape and colour is fantastic! RH

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 11-20-2014 11:54 PM

Real nice Ron, you have brought the grain of the wood out beautifully and like the use of sea shells. Great work.

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 11:55 PM

Gene we are still in Michigan. The sea shell I bought in Tucson at the Rock and Gem show. I think I paid $ 8 for it.

-- Ron Campbell

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#5 posted 11-21-2014 12:15 AM

Fantastic work as usual Ron.
That mesquite is really beautiful timber.
Great job.


-- 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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#6 posted 11-21-2014 12:30 AM

Gorgeous bowl. Very nice work.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 11-21-2014 12:31 AM

Stunning bowl, Ron. Where did you find mesquite burl??

-- 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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#8 posted 11-21-2014 12:33 AM

The mesquite is from Tommocorri AZ South of Tubac there is a sawmill that has tons of burls. For some reason this one was cheap $ 30 It had great figuring in it

-- Ron Campbell

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#9 posted 11-21-2014 12:34 AM

Really stunning

-- WoodWrite, Busselton, Western Australia.

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#10 posted 11-21-2014 02:08 AM

A fabulous piece of timber, turning & finishing Ron, well done

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

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#11 posted 11-21-2014 04:29 AM

Great looking bowl, grain just stands out

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 11-21-2014 11:38 AM

WOW stunning materials..I usually dislike feet, but this one is perfect

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#13 posted 11-21-2014 05:59 PM

That is a nice looking burl. Love the shell inlay.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#14 posted 11-22-2014 03:17 AM

Beautiful bowl. Pure eyecandy!

-- Gary, Florida

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#15 posted 11-23-2014 04:45 AM

Beautiful…great colors and patterns. Nice pics too!!

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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