Meteorite #2 (technically #3)

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Second Meteorite I’ve made. This one is made from walnut, but that doesn’t really matter because it was covered in iron based paint and patinated with a secret formula I have developed (Ammonia, vinegar and salt- Ooops! secret’s out!)

I decided originally that I would cover the entire surface with the “golf ball” effect, but then changed my mind and decided to only do the top half. I was going to leave the patina on just the top half and finish the bottom (which I had sanded to 320 grit) natural, but if you’ve ever gotten vinegar and iron together on walnut, you know what happens. So plans changed yet again.

Overall, I like the effect, wish I had hollowed it further (probably 1/2” thick on the bottom- which I left for carving, but then didn’t…) Being made of iron, the weight doesn’t really detract to much. I am debating spraying a clear coat over it, because it changes the color. If I don’t, my hands turn orange.

Comments and such welcome…

-- Steven

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#1 posted 01-30-2009 01:26 AM

Neat project steve. Unique as they come.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#2 posted 01-30-2009 01:40 AM

Hello Steven… looks good … you might try spraying it with lacquer .. it will stop the patina process and may not change the appearance all that much after it drys.

really like the dimples

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

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 02:03 AM

great looking. I like the golf ball effect. How did you do it? I also like the patena colors.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 01-30-2009 02:50 AM

Very nice, like your effect you’ve created.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 01-30-2009 03:15 AM

Thanks for the comments-

Cabmstr- I left the piece thick (1/2”) and used a die grinder with a 1” Kutzall burr. As much time off the lathe as on it…


-- Steven

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#6 posted 01-30-2009 03:20 AM

A very unique item. It looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 01-30-2009 07:46 PM

nice piece. I really like the dimples.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#8 posted 01-30-2009 08:42 PM

Interesting….Did you spray it yet?

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#9 posted 01-30-2009 09:13 PM

very interesting look

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#10 posted 01-31-2009 02:10 AM

Thanks Steven….. I favorited this so I can refer to it when I get back to bowl turning.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#11 posted 08-28-2009 11:36 PM

great form,texture & colour

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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#12 posted 08-29-2009 02:50 AM

This is very unique


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