|Project by StevenAntonucci||posted 09-14-2008 03:37 AM||1534 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
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.