Menage a Trios mounted

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 09-10-2013 03:31 PM 1285 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Menage a Trios is finished. Base is maple with metallic paint and acid added. I made the textured top and ends by bending a bandsaw blade, then I resaw and cut a thin layer off the ends and the top. I then drilled holes to recess the magnets into. Glued the re saw over the top. I need some stronger magnets to keep the pieces more secure. The magnets are loose so you can move the pieces around and tilt them in other directions

Let me know what you think.

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 03:45 PM

the use of magnets is quite clever.. the two smaller pots look like something out of an archeological dig.. I like the finish on both of them. also the base finish

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 03:52 PM

I might make a different one and take out the spalted maple. I too like the recovered ruins look and the maple is not in keeping with those. Thanks Michelle for the look and the comment

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 09-10-2013 06:01 PM

I love these Ron! Beautiful work again.


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#4 posted 09-10-2013 06:16 PM

I agree with Michelletwo about the two smaller ones. I do like the spalted maple, but it looks a bit out of place. On the other hand it does tend to highlight the other two with the sharp contrast. Whatever you do I’m sure it will be good. The magnets are a great idea too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 08:58 PM

Those are really nice, Ron. With all the work you put in them, I’d be leery of magnets to hold them. I’d be afraid someone would bump one away a wee bit where the magnet did not hold and it would drop!

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

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#6 posted 09-11-2013 12:32 AM

Nice trios, great use of magnets, agree swapping the big spalted one with smaller one from the ruins collection would be better. Real nice project.

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

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 04:15 AM

Great to see the completed set Ron, kind of agree with others, I think the larger spalted piece is strong enough to stand alone.
However you do almost have a progression from high finish to ancient, the centre piece is almost a transition piece. I like them all & as a collective or separate. :)

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

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#8 posted 09-11-2013 06:02 AM

very nice.

-- 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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#9 posted 09-11-2013 11:05 AM

A really great trio Ron as always with your work…simply beautiful. The patina on the metal paint has come out beautifully…really good colours in it.

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

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#10 posted 09-11-2013 12:46 PM

Those look anciently beautiful

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

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