Alabaster turning

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 05-31-2013 10:45 PM 2277 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here goes. This is not wood it is Alabaster stone turned on my wood lathe. Wall thickness is around 1/4 inch. This was fun to turn. 4 inches at the largest shoulder and 3 inches high

-- Ron Campbell

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-31-2013 11:42 PM

Sweet turning, Ron…..............Jim

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

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#2 posted 06-01-2013 10:01 AM


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#3 posted 06-01-2013 12:02 PM

Beautiful turnings, nice shapes and profile, How often do you have to sharpen the lathe tools while turning. Is it just polished, or did you use some kind of finish?

-- 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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#4 posted 06-01-2013 04:29 PM

Hey Rockbust I used Carbide bits. They lasted through both pieces and did not rotate them. The finish is EEE and then Hutts Polish. The next ones I do I will use lacquer finish and polish. I have about 7 more pieces to do with each getting larger. The two of these were only 10 pounds each

-- Ron Campbell

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#5 posted 06-01-2013 09:53 PM

Nice job Ron

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

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#6 posted 06-04-2013 03:53 PM

Wonderful turning piece. Like the shape and the finish. Great job!

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#7 posted 06-06-2013 02:58 AM

Well done, Ron. I’m wondering how you chucked the alabaster for turning. Did you use a faceplate? If so, how did you attach it to the stone?

-- Earl

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#8 posted 06-06-2013 09:36 PM

That is really cool. I like the design.

-- Please recycle. Save the trees.......for woodcarvers!

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