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Meteorite Display Stand
swizz
post Nov 24 2014, 04:26 PM
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I made this little stand to display my Campo slice.
Made from:
Fiddleback Maple (scrap from knifemaking)
Piece of driftwood from Lake Granby
Rare Earth magnet (recessed about 1/16" into the driftwood as not to scratch the specimen)
1/8" dia Brass pin to connect the two woods
Tools: bench sander and drill
Level of difficulty: Easy!

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post Nov 24 2014, 11:03 PM
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That Looks awesome Chris,

I like the unique-ness of that holder. In the years to come it will be interesting for you to see how many people also ponder over the stand as well as the specimen. I have around 20 or so of those rare earth magnets I use for my test station and I keep breaking them. They are so powerful and brittle they break easy. Thanks for sharing your project, it looks good. Woody


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post Nov 25 2014, 05:39 AM
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very cool display!



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post Nov 25 2014, 07:37 AM
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Very cool. Got to love rare earth magnets although last time Woody let me see one of his I broke it.

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post Nov 25 2014, 09:19 AM
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thumbsupsmileyanim.gif That turned out fantastic Swizz!! Displays the meteorite slab perfectly and the magnet will work great for it.
Witty idea and looks great, good job! smiley-clapping.gif


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post Nov 25 2014, 09:49 AM
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Thanks yous guys! Woody, that's interesting about the magnets. I've never broken one before.


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post Nov 26 2014, 11:29 PM
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This is very cool; I'd like to get a nice meteorite specimen someday.


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post Nov 27 2014, 07:32 AM
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That slice wasn't very expensive.... maybe $30-$35. It's only 2" X 1.5" and about 1/8" thick. I think Campo specimens are fairly obtainable and they have a distinctive etch pattern that I like.
I'd like to get an end-cut with dimpling but they're kinda pricey depending on size and documentation. Sometimes deals can be had at the rock shows down in Denver but I always blow my wad on fossils when I go to those things. wacko.gif


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