Alabaster turning

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 417 days ago 813 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here goes. This is not wood it is Alabaster stone turned on my wood lathe. Wall thickness is around 1/4 inch. This was fun to turn. 4 inches at the largest shoulder and 3 inches high

-- Ron Campbell

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 417 days ago

Sweet turning, Ron…..............Jim

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

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#2 posted 417 days ago


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#3 posted 416 days ago

Beautiful turnings, nice shapes and profile, How often do you have to sharpen the lathe tools while turning. Is it just polished, or did you use some kind of finish?

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#4 posted 416 days ago

Hey Rockbust I used Carbide bits. They lasted through both pieces and did not rotate them. The finish is EEE and then Hutts Polish. The next ones I do I will use lacquer finish and polish. I have about 7 more pieces to do with each getting larger. The two of these were only 10 pounds each

-- Ron Campbell

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#5 posted 416 days ago

Nice job Ron

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

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#6 posted 413 days ago

Wonderful turning piece. Like the shape and the finish. Great job!

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#7 posted 412 days ago

Well done, Ron. I’m wondering how you chucked the alabaster for turning. Did you use a faceplate? If so, how did you attach it to the stone?

-- Earl

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#8 posted 411 days ago

That is really cool. I like the design.

-- Please recycle. Save the trees.......for woodcarvers!

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