Wooden Raku

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 05-09-2014 12:40 AM 1540 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a raku vase that I saw at a friends house this winter in Tucson. Inspiration from the west
Turned, Textured, painted black, Mica powder added finished with lacquer flat on the textured bottom and gloss on the top

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 05-09-2014 02:08 AM

WOW, What an elegant piece! I really like this one, Ron!!................Jim

Oh, What wood did you start with?

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2014 02:11 AM

Beautiful work with an excellent job of finishing. Very well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 05-09-2014 02:13 AM

This was a very green beech log. The tree was cut last week. If you need some I have a very large supply

-- Ron Campbell

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#4 posted 05-09-2014 03:01 AM

Great job Ron, very nice drop from the neck to the base, cool colouring as usual :)

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

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 05:08 AM

You did a beautiful job on the turning Ron. The finish is incredible.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 05-09-2014 07:55 AM

the coloring gives me the impression, it might not be wood..looks great

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#7 posted 05-09-2014 08:07 AM

Real nice Ron, like the finish you get on these projects.

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

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#8 posted 05-09-2014 12:03 PM

Very very nice Ron,as always your work is amazing. My wife is a potter and has done Raku firing on some of her pots and her comment was…..”that is just like the colours we get in Raku” and now because she has seen your vase and I am just starting lessons in turn she looked at me and said. “when are you going to start doing things like that” Last time I show her any of your work….lol

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

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#9 posted 05-09-2014 12:37 PM

Ok Michelle I will be watching to see what you took from his. Dave get to turning. Anyone can do these pieces

-- Ron Campbell

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#10 posted 05-09-2014 01:38 PM

excellent job

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#11 posted 05-10-2014 03:33 AM

Beautiful! Mind telling your finish techniques? I’d love to do something like this…just need the steps you used and I’ll try and expand on that! Any sanding between coats?

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#12 posted 05-10-2014 11:01 AM

Jman. Beech turned wet. Hollowed, sanded inside and out to 600. Steel brush in a Jacobs chuck to texture the bottom half. Painted inside and out with Rustoleum flat black. Rubbed on mica powder, interference red, interference green and peal. Several light coats of matt lacquer on the bottom and high gloss on the top. My next piece will not get textured. Thought I would have to put texture to hold the mica but you don’t. You can rub the mica on with your finger. JMan hope this helps and is what you are looking for. Mica powder came from Art Chemical

-- Ron Campbell

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#13 posted 05-10-2014 01:32 PM

Thanks! I checked out the mica powder last night and they have it at the local Michaels..I’m gonna do some experiments!

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#14 posted 05-10-2014 03:25 PM

You did a fine job on it. I love the finish.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 05-21-2014 02:00 AM

This is fantastic! WowZa!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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