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swizz
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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Woody
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
Crusty
very cool display!

lostnewb
Very cool. Got to love rare earth magnets although last time Woody let me see one of his I broke it.

-Chris
Denise
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
swizz
Thanks yous guys! Woody, that's interesting about the magnets. I've never broken one before.
EMac
This is very cool; I'd like to get a nice meteorite specimen someday.
swizz

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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