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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 11-10-2016 03:29 PM 1067 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

5 inch sphere of Big Leaf Maple burl casted in Alumilite.
Transtint Dye used bright red and yellow

C and C welcome

Ron

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





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 11-10-2016 03:48 PM

Interesting, this one boggles my eyes and brain. and I mean boggle. I expanded the picture to see what is inside too. More explanation wanted.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 11-10-2016 03:57 PM

I added more photos and tried to move in closer. This was a big leaf maple burl. I glued in the ship and the ball bearings. I then casted it in Alumilite and then to the lathe turned and polished

Hope this has helped

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

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pottz

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#3 posted 11-10-2016 03:57 PM

ditto not really sure what im seeing,very interesting.give us more.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 11-10-2016 04:02 PM

Added a photo of the burl prior to turning the end. It was then loaded into the resin and cast

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

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majuvla

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#5 posted 11-10-2016 04:50 PM

Obviously the lack of inspiration doesn’t affect on you. Great work and impresive effect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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calisdad

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#6 posted 11-10-2016 04:55 PM

Wow- /\ /\ what Ivan said. Your imagination is only exceeded by your craftsmanship.

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BurlyBob

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#7 posted 11-10-2016 05:16 PM

Absolutely incredible.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-10-2016 05:41 PM

Ultra cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim

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

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Mark Wilson

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#9 posted 11-10-2016 06:30 PM

Extraordinary

-- Mark

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 11-10-2016 07:01 PM

This is an outstanding piece.

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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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 11-10-2016 07:55 PM

That’s an awesome project. However, as a fella from deep in the heart of Texas, what is that white stuff on the ground? :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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WillliamMSP

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#12 posted 11-10-2016 07:57 PM

Very cool. My young son would be especially appreciative of it (he’s a 5yo space exploration freak).

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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CalumetWoodworks

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#13 posted 11-10-2016 08:08 PM

Ok, this is really something cool!!!

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 11-10-2016 08:22 PM

Beautiful and appropriate because of all the attention Mars is getting at this time!
An example of science, the materials, and woodworking coming together.

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

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peteg

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#15 posted 11-10-2016 08:25 PM

spectacular piece Ron
cheers
pete

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

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