Ancient Scottish Stones

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 04-19-2019 01:38 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

428 of these in existence mostly in museums around Scotland . Believe to have many uses, weights for fishing nets, prophets tool, cleaning skins from animals, Bolas and some as weapons. It is not clear the real use of spheres.
Stone Spheres date back almost 5200 years . Ya that is something to think about . The designs are very intricate for their time

Here I have taken artistic license and make these my version.

They are maple spheres, turned part of the design, woodburned much of the design, textured with Rotary Chisel, sprayed with textured paint

Let me know how I did

I have not posted in some time The little business has gotten in the way . Hope to be back with more turnings



-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 04-19-2019 03:02 PM

Those are cool. Especially if you are Scott.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 04-19-2019 03:54 PM

I like yours better than the originals. They’re all worn and chipped and gormly. Also ancient and treasured and I’d have to sic the authorities for theft of antiquities.

Seriously. top job!

-- Cheers -- g

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#3 posted 04-19-2019 09:24 PM

I love hearing of tools used so many years ago. Several old Hawaiian used tools are found every year here. Great job on the wooden side of those.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 04-20-2019 12:23 AM

I think you have excelled with your interpretation of these. (As always)
Great job Ron, I love them.


-- 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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#5 posted 04-20-2019 11:58 AM

Being of Scottish decent my self, I can really appreciate the work you put in on making these replicas I saw these in the museums in Scotland a number of years back and they intrigued me when I saw them up close. Excellent reproduction.

Bob Rose

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#6 posted 04-20-2019 01:08 PM

Very cool and an excellent interpretation.

-- Doug...

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Mark Wilson

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#7 posted 04-20-2019 06:27 PM

Tha’s something.

-- Mark

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