Rings of Saturn

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 09-30-2015 12:31 AM 1009 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rings of Saturn is from Alumilte and a 3 color and 3 different pours. The center is just mica powder added to the clear Alumilite. The rings are just some color
Could use some help on how to display the piece. Here it is just sitting on black fabric.
Comments and critiques are valued

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 12:44 AM

How about like model airplanes are displayed on a desk? Mounted from the bottom or suspended from a black or silver chain?

How big it is might have something to say about the display too.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 12:51 AM

The size is around 2 inches in total

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 01:11 AM

This is crazy-cool. I mean that in a good way

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

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 01:34 AM

That project runs rings around many! Just couldn’t resist.

I would consider monofilament fishing line, either a single hanging straight down, or multiples suspending it in a fixed space.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 09-30-2015 05:07 AM

Looking good Ron, agree with above either suspended by a fine near invisible line or can you make it a stand so it revolves and reflects light???

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

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 12:06 PM

Really cool piece, Ron!!

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 02:30 PM

I like to keep my bases as inconspicuous as possible so the viewer sees the object and not the base. My suggestion is a dark walnut base , i.e. take a small small cube of walnut, chop off some of the corners in an irregular way, make small hollow for Saturn to sit in loosely. The irregular cut block with it’s geometric sides will provide elevation. Or a piece of mahogany with an orangish stain (gunstock orange) would allow the white to be dominant. Roman

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#8 posted 09-30-2015 03:49 PM

Hey Ronald, suspend it using a magnet with a tether from below like fellow LJ Peter Brown did here.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#9 posted 10-01-2015 04:56 AM

Very nice job Ron that’s the hard part, as for the suspension / display…...well I pass
cheers :)

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

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