A Tribute to a fallen turner

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 05-16-2017 09:07 PM 1138 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is similar to pieces done by the late Liam Flynn. I had he good fortune to tip a few with Liam at last years AAW symposium in Atlanta. I did not know at the time that I was sitting with such greatness. A couple months ago Liam was found dead. He was only 48 years old and a very talented artist.

This piece is figured maple Approx 5 inches tall and 4 at the widest. It is currently in a gallery in Fremont Mi

C and c alway welcome

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 09:15 PM

A wonderful example of his work Ron, Liam was a great artist & this represents his style with the inner rim series.
Top work, ( he was taken too early, I believe late 40’s)
Thanks for sharing

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 09:17 PM

A wonderful example of his work Ron, Liam was a great artist & this represents his style with the inner rim series.
Top work, ( he was taken too early, I believe late 40 s)
Thanks for sharing

- peteg

Pete I was told 48

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 05-16-2017 09:36 PM

Simple design and yet so powerful! Thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 05-16-2017 10:00 PM

Beautifully done, we need to be thankful for each day we have.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 05-17-2017 01:01 AM


Brian is so right; I am appreciating everything more as I become “middle aged” now.

Hey! I am NOT OLD—I am merely in my extended middle age!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 05-17-2017 02:07 AM

If this is the same Liam from Limerick Ireland he died in his sleep.
Something we all can look forward to not that you will know about it.
It makes me wonder when it will be my turn, so I always finsh stuff before bedtime just in case.

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 05-17-2017 03:25 AM

When I get the call to go home I want people to come into the shop and see various projects in the works. As if I expected to come back to the shop anytime.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-17-2017 04:27 AM

A very nice tribute to Liam, Ron!!


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

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#9 posted 05-17-2017 01:27 PM

Ron, this is a beautiful piece to me and it shows a lot of artistic talent and craftsmanship. You must have learned quite a lot from Liam and his work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 05-17-2017 04:23 PM

This is very interesting and new to me Ron, I’ll be looking into it more. Thanks for posting!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 05-30-2017 12:56 PM

Incredible as always. Sorry for the loss of your friend

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

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