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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 09-15-2016 11:20 AM 466 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Living in a wooded area of 40 acres I get many visitors to my shop. Deer, turkey, possum, and many bugs. I also have a 5 ft Blue Racer that comes into the shop looking for mice. Beautiful snake with bright blue skin. I was fortunate to be able to catch this bug that you see here. This is a 5 inch long and 4 inch high female bug. Looking it up on google it has a common name of Dill-DeGroot.
The male but is about the same size but embellished with a different pattern.
Ok now that you understand where it came from it was made from green maple. Turned using Barbara Dills multi-axis turning and the legs were added similar to Rebecca DeGroots work. This piece was twice this size but one bad tool intro blew it apart. I am using both parts to make the two bugs. .

C and C welcome

Ron

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 09-15-2016 11:31 AM

Looks like it was a fun project Ron, great piece of multi-axis turning and fine embellishment. Really like the form and the colors but would rather meet up with that snake than a swarm of these bugs. Nice work and thanks for showing.
Couldn’t find Dill-Degroot swamp bugs on Google.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 09-15-2016 12:03 PM

Outta sight, Ron. I know you two inspirations for them!! Barbara and Rebecca!!
Bob will never find them together in one place!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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ZAGREB

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 12:09 PM

interesting idea,I”ll copy you for shure

-- bambi

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 12:25 PM



interesting idea,I”ll copy you for shure

- ZAGREB

I could only hope I inspired someone

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

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 12:30 PM

Ron, you certainly have inspired me! Thanks for sharing.
Roman, the Bootman!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 01:16 PM

Good looking Bugs Ron, very realistic. Love the embellishment.

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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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#7 posted 09-15-2016 03:53 PM

That is one interesting looking critter! Looks like something out of the movies. The racer sounds really pretty.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#8 posted 09-15-2016 05:44 PM

They are scarry adorable!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-15-2016 07:33 PM

I love these, Ron. They are very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 09-15-2016 08:22 PM

The inside of Ron’s head is truly a entertaining place.

-- Mark

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Ronald G Campbell

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#11 posted 09-15-2016 09:08 PM



The inside of Ron s head is truly a entertaining place.

- Mark Wilson

Oh Mark I cannot stop laughing. I will take it as a compliment and also very funny

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

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#12 posted 09-15-2016 11:12 PM

:-) :-)

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peteg

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#13 posted 09-15-2016 11:48 PM

Boy I’ve had fun following these guys on FB Ron, I think they a wonderfully creative & entertaining & must be a hell of a talking point with your mates :)
cheers
Pete

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

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#14 posted 09-16-2016 10:04 AM

Fun…. and creative!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#15 posted 09-17-2016 02:52 PM

Awesome work, very creative. City boy here, would be tripping out on the snake coming through. Ugh.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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