Pedestal and finial first

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 10-27-2015 11:44 PM 2402 views 10 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

12 inches tall from table top to tip this is a BLM Burl. Big Leaf Maple burl dyed with black, red and yellow dye. Top and pedestal is African Blackwood and the finial is Gabon Ebony

Yes C and C Welcome

-- Ron Campbell

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 10-27-2015 11:49 PM

OMG, say I, Ron. This takes my breath away. I honestly thought that the pedestal and the finial were Pewter. The finish on this is an example of my holy grail – the flawless finish. Four people looked at this before I did, and I’m the first to comment? That’s inconceivable.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 12:22 AM

You out did your self on this one Ron outstandingly beautiful in all aspects

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#3 posted 10-28-2015 01:21 AM

That is TOTALLY FREAKIN AWESOME. I love the colours and the shape, great job.

-- 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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#4 posted 10-28-2015 01:26 AM

That’s nothing short of amazing.

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 01:30 AM

Again another exquisite piece! Keep them coming! RH

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 01:39 AM

Just an amazingly beautiful piece!! Nice work on it, Ron!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 01:47 AM

As they say smooth as glass. ts hard to believe it isn’t, the colour and depth is amazing. Thanks for posting this exquisitive piece of wood and your skill in unlocking its beauty.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 10-28-2015 01:48 AM

Can’t add anything to the above comments Ron, that is damn awesome, love the colors and the brilliant finish,
if only I had the knowhow and the patience to achieve such a shine on my projects.

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

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#9 posted 10-28-2015 03:05 AM

Wow. Just wow.

How many coats of finish did you use and how fine did you sand? With that amount of depth and shine it must have been way up the grit scale.

Thank you for posting this sir.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Ronald G Campbell

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#10 posted 10-28-2015 03:09 AM

Wow. Just wow.

How many coats of finish did you use and how fine did you sand? With that amount of depth and shine it must have been way up the grit scale.

Thank you for posting this sir.

There are about 10 coats of Lacquer sprayed on. I then take micro mest and polish it back from 1500 to 12, 000. I tthen goes to the buffer for buffing I use white diamond on most and then Carnuba
Hope this helps. I like my pieces to look like glass not wood

- UncleStumpy

-- Ron Campbell

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#11 posted 10-28-2015 04:35 AM

Stunning. It looks like a giant drop of amber.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#12 posted 10-28-2015 04:48 AM

Ron, I look at your work and think wow do I have a lot to learn. You have accomplished a ton in 6 years.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 10-28-2015 05:38 AM

Ron….....STUNNING!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!! Absolutely Beautiful…...The finish is liquid and looks ready to pour.
What can I say????? Fantastic Project!!!

Kind regards,


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Yuval Eitan

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#14 posted 10-28-2015 09:13 AM

Brilliant in every aspect!
Deserves each and every complement from my former fellow responders, and my favorite for the day.
I usually refrain from dyeing beautiful wood, fearing it might lose it’s natural beauty, but your clever work with dyes enhances the wood rather than obscure it. Wonderful.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Knowlege is just like love - it never dilutes, only grows! Sharing it with others just strengthens it

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#15 posted 10-28-2015 10:25 AM

well, well, well, aren’t you getting to be a wonderment…you have been progressing and sharing your journey with us, and it has been a great ride. This piece is grand in so many respects. I have to say that I like the perfect side vs. the side with the irregular is so elegant that the opening does not appeal to me..but you had to work with what you were given. You get the HE TOTALLY ROCKS award! Super Job!

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