"Salmon the Life Cycle"

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 11-24-2015 05:30 PM 977 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Figured Big Leaf Maple for the vessel and blackwood for he top, finial and pedestal. Vessel stands 10 inches tall to the top not including the finial. Salmon are copper and silver leaf with patina and mica powders. Dye was transtint dye sanded back

C and C welcome

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 11-24-2015 06:16 PM

Ron, this piece is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 06:32 PM

Very nice, I love that blue, I would like to try dyes as the wood I work with is mostly white birch, Very nice design and shape. Went well with my fish shaped projects.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 11-24-2015 06:40 PM

Really like this piece – and just noticed the great little fish bone details on the lower section!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 07:39 PM

You don’t need me to tell you that this is beautiful…...... but it is beautiful.

I don’t know anyone else who would put so much work into a finial that no one will see most of the time. Amazing.

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 07:42 PM

You don t need me to tell you that this is beautiful…...... but it is beautiful.

I don t know anyone else who would put so much work into a finial that no one will see most of the time. Amazing.

- UncleStumpy

Stumpy I just had to prove to myself that I could do this. The point on the inside finial is not as good as I would like
Thanks as always for all the comments from all of you. Will post the twin to this tomorrow as it is done and needs photo

-- Ron Campbell

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#6 posted 11-24-2015 08:41 PM

Another great piece of art Ron, so darn good that I missed checking the finial. That sure is a nice bit of turning.
You sure have this wood dyeing game mastered.

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

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#7 posted 11-24-2015 08:51 PM

A wonderful piece of turning & finishing Ron, I like the raised neck giving prominence to the finial, BTW nice job on the double ended finial

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

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#8 posted 11-24-2015 08:53 PM

I just love looking at your work Ron. You just keep pushing the bar higher! Another masterpiece!

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

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#9 posted 11-24-2015 11:21 PM

Beautiful piece. Ron. That is a very delicate finial!!

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

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#10 posted 11-24-2015 11:44 PM

Very Beautiful !!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 11-25-2015 01:33 AM

Another beauty Ron!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 11-25-2015 09:31 AM

You made me gasp out loud again, Ron.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 11-25-2015 02:43 PM

beautiful piece

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#14 posted 12-09-2015 01:35 PM

Fantastic eye candy for sure.

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

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