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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 275 days ago 1321 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Big Blue is another piece of the box elder root burl family. Piece stands 10 inches at the tallest and 8 at the widest
Piece has two colors of dye, blue and yellow. Inside is all natural at this point

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





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 275 days ago

Very cool, Ron. I love how the blue color enhance the grain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Cheers, JIm

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 275 days ago

Jim the grain looks almost like marble. It was a fun piece to turn. Trying to get it done for gallery event coming up on the 5th of Dec

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

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poospleasures

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#3 posted 275 days ago

Really like the colors. Do you bleach before the dye. What dye did you use and what finish over the dye. Hope I am not being to forward with my questions. As usual this is another beautiful art piece.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 275 days ago

Wow Ron that looks great…the blue has really made the grain stand out more or as you say looks like marble…
Awesome.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 275 days ago

Poospleasures no ask and I will try to answer. I do bleach my Box Elder. It bleaches well and you can get it to almost white. I use the zinsseer two part bleach and I get it from our local Woodcraft store. The dye is Transtint and it is applied straight out of the bottle. Yes I know that is hard to believe but then I let it dry and sand it back to what I want. It will also shop me any sanding marks that need to be sanded out I then decide do I want the same color or do I want another color. In this case I used some yellow The finish is lacquer, rattle can. It is MinWax and that is what i always use. I spray it on prior to taking the piece off the lathe. I apply it pretty heavy and turn the lathe on to about 100 RPM. Have never had a sag doing this. Hope this helps.

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

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OldWolfsWoodShop

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#6 posted 275 days ago

Nice colors, luv the grains. Nice job!!!

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief... www.oldwolfswoodshop.ca

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 275 days ago

Ron, That is “FREAKIN AWESOME”. Fabulous colours and finish. You make me so jealous.

Thank you for sharing.

Bob.

-- 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.

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 275 days ago

That sure is nice Ron, like the colours and the way you have combined them. Thanks for sharing the notes on how you did it, one day it might get used down under. On the bleaching do you fully immerse the root and how long would it soak?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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robscastle

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#9 posted 275 days ago

Ron,

You have produced a very stunning effect with your work.

Looks like a very interesting piece for the gallery.

-- Regards Robert

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stefang

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#10 posted 275 days ago

Wonderful piece Ron. I love dyed burls, the colors really bring out the grain.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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michelletwo

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#11 posted 275 days ago

the blue is eye-grabbing!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Roger

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#12 posted 275 days ago

Fantastic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ronald G Campbell

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#13 posted 275 days ago

Bob Collins. The bleaching is done with a spray bottle. Spray on part a and let it run off. As it is almost dry I will then spray on part b Try it, I have had fun with bleach. Hope you can buy it down under

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

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palaswood

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#14 posted 275 days ago

very artistic – inspiring many im sure with this one, me included

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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