Flaming Cholla

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 08-12-2013 01:00 AM 1307 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of cholla cactus that I have bleached, added 2 part epoxy with dye. The lighter color side is mica powder that has been added. The other side has some clear with flakes of 22k gold and silver. Cholla cactus skeletons are much wood but is mostly fibers or strands. Very soft and had to be stabilized with CA glue. Miight build a black stand to put it on. Just and experiment.

It is really a footprint from Rosewell NM. Remember what the Gov is hiding

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 01:04 AM

I met the guy that made that foot print in Roswell!
Nice one, Ron!!...................Jim

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

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 02:53 AM

Very nice Ron. I think the black stand would set it off perfectly.

-- 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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#3 posted 08-12-2013 06:48 AM

Don;t know about cholla cactus but you sure have brought it up nice and would look great on a black stand.
Pic 2 really stands out, looks like our Aborigine art. Real nice Ron.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 09:48 AM

Now this is different..a black stand or any of the darker colors in your epoxy would be good. sure this wasn’t a used fuel pod from that crashed UFO? :-)

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 10:50 AM

Very cool!

Maybe put a bunch of these as an inay to a bar top with clear epoxy?

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 12:40 PM

Wow that is amazing looking Ron… very inventive…awesome.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 12:49 PM

Wow! That’s different

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

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#8 posted 08-13-2013 08:13 AM

Great colors Ron. It would look great on display.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 10:31 PM

I love it. Would it be possible for you to e-mail me with the instructions?

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