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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 449 days ago 1374 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Influences here were from Robbie Graham New Zeeland and the Japanese Iris seed pods outside our main entrance to our home. This is done through the lost wood process. The stem is Cholla Cactus from the Sonoran Desert. This piece is turned twice. Sprayed with Shellac, transtint dye and mica powders. Base is painted black, copper leaf added and patina added and then lacquered. This is the first of more. I like doing this form and it should get better. The wood is velvet mesquite burl. Base is 28 inches by 9 inches
Comments and critiques welcome

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





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 449 days ago

Wonderful pieces from an interesting source
Very nice
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 449 days ago

Very cool piece, Ron. Thanks for showing the steps in making it, too….................Jim

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

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Craig Havran

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#3 posted 449 days ago

Very nice work… Look forward to seeing the future pieces.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 449 days ago

Wow, that is amazing! Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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deon

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#5 posted 449 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Ronald G Campbell

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#6 posted 449 days ago

Again guys thanks.

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#7 posted 449 days ago

Can one of you show me how to change the first photo that is on the projects page?

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

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Bearpie

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#8 posted 449 days ago

When you first post your project, it will say that the first photo selected will be the one used on the projects page so you would have to choose the one you want to show first, then select others.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Ronald G Campbell

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#9 posted 449 days ago

BearPie thanks I will remember that

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

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rustfever

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#10 posted 449 days ago

Do you take students?

-- Rustfever, Central California

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Ronald G Campbell

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#11 posted 449 days ago

Rustfever I take students as long as they are willing to teach me. I have people in my shop all the time. If you are in the area yes you are welcome here. I have an open shop policy.
Ron

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#12 posted 439 days ago

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