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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 02-21-2014 05:04 PM 934 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alabaster turning with a ebony finial. Yes the finial is too short and I need to make another. This piece started out as an 8 pound stone and is now down to less than a pound. Made a great deal more dust in the Sonoran Desert

The second photo is another of my outdoor shop in the desert. We have had the best winter ever here in the desert

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 05:55 PM

Wow! very impressive! I have never thought of turning any kind of stone. where do you find something like this?

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 05:57 PM

the finial is not too short, the vessel is too tall!!!

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 06:31 PM

Nice form and color. Love the background without all the snow too. ;)

-- Jeff Folkert

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 07:10 PM

What a great piece of ART!!!
I had turned some of that material in High school and was never aloud to turn it again because it made the floor so dangerously slippery.
I like your setup just let the dust fly away.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 11:26 PM

The stone comes out of New Mexico Stone Supply. Tell Jason I sent you. I have bought many pieces from him.

Jeff I have had a great time turning with some of the most recent tools. Hunter

-- Ron Campbell

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 11:41 PM

Great piece of stone, well worth the weight loss. What are these recent tools you use?

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

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#7 posted 02-22-2014 01:23 AM

Very Nice Work indeed Ronald! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#8 posted 02-22-2014 11:01 AM

Wow very nice Ron the Alabaster colour is beautiful. You really do some awesome turning…thanks for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 02-22-2014 02:32 PM

WowZa! That has some color

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 02-22-2014 03:47 PM

For this particular piece I used every tool I had. Carbide and high speed steel. For Hollowing I used the Carter Hollow Roller with a Hunter Carbide bit. The stone has a hardness factor of 2 with a diamond being a 10.

-- Ron Campbell

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#11 posted 02-24-2014 02:16 AM

I don’t like it, I JUST LOVE IT.


-- 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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#12 posted 02-25-2014 07:20 PM

Very beautiful turning Ron. I love alabaster (as long as the wife isn’t in a throwing mood).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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