Meteorite #1

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Project by StevenAntonucci posted 2177 days ago 1384 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a hollowform I just finished. I call it Meteorite#1, and I’m probably going to do a few of them.

The form is turned as usual to about 1/2” thick, give or take. Normally, if I was just making a hollowform, I’d take something like this down to +/- 1/4” or less, but you need the wood to be able to carve it.

The holes are drilled with a forstner bit, and then a die grinder with a ball mill is used to profile arounf the hole. The entire vessel, inside and out is covered in an iron based paint (2 coats) and then sprayed with a chemical that causes the iron to rust. Yes, it is wood, but a magnet will stick to it! It may seem hard to believe but the one that I am holding in the first picture is the same, finished vessel in the second picture.


-- Steven

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#1 posted 2177 days ago

Purdy kool…thanks for sharing.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 2177 days ago

great work. where did you get the iron and chemicals ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 2177 days ago

That is extremely cool! It looks so organic. What kind of wood is it? Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 2176 days ago

Thanks folks-

Trifern: The wood is completely covered in the paint, so in general, it could be anything. In this case, I used amboyna burl (just kidding). It’s some kind of maple.

DAN: The paint and the patina are from Sculpt Nouveau. The paint is Iron B and the patina is done with the Tiffany Green Cold patina. Seems odd that they would call it that, since it causes bright orange rust, but it does cause a Tiffany green patina on copper B paint (I have some, and it’s my next project…

-- Steven

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#5 posted 2176 days ago

Steven, Wonderful propject. Visually interesting, great design and just plain “cool” to look at. Glad you posted this, perhaps this will get a whole new group of people interested in hollow forms.

Perhaps we can even get a Hollow Form “CHALLENGE” to all LUMBERJOCKS for the Fall or Winter. How about it Martin?

Well DONE!!!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 2176 days ago

Thanks for the information Steven. I was curious about the wood for turning, carving and sculpting purposes. Once again, great piece.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 2176 days ago

Very cool…. really interesting.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 2176 days ago

Hi Steven;

Very interesting project. with great results.

I guess you could use it for a magnet holder.

You must have a lot of patience.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 2176 days ago

that’s wild.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 2175 days ago

Great idea, first thing that come to mind are a form for making Swiss cheese or a colander for very large noodles.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#11 posted 2175 days ago

great turning and unique finish. have never seen anything like it. kudos to you with coming up with something fresh and new.

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#12 posted 2102 days ago

Very interesting technique! You could go far with this one.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 2016 days ago

i just came across this and i think it’s great…love everything about it

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#14 posted 2016 days ago

A nice looking, unconventional vessel.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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