ChalkBoard - AROUND TOWN
Steel, Pennsylvania Black Slate Chalk Board, Leather Lacing, Found Objects, Naturally-acquired Rust Patina, Hand-brushed Penetrol Oil Finish / Erasure and box of chalk included; Ready to hang with custom built-in clips or cable.
34"h x 38"w x 4"d
I start out by hand-cutting individual pieces from heavy steel plate using my plasma cutter. Then I grind the rough edges and assemble the pieces together using my tig welder. The fabricated piece is then cleaned with salt & vinegar to start the metal oxidation process, and then placed outside exposed to the elements to develop its unique, naturally-acquired rust patina. After several days of oxidation, I wash and clean the piece with water, let it dry, and then hand-brush two coats of Penetrol - a metal sealing oil that dries hard to a rich glossy finish. I complete the process by adding any other embellishments appropriate to the project.
Each piece has its own rust patina character so no two items will be exactly alike. If left outside exposed to the elements, this piece will age with time. If one desires, Penetrol oil can be applied once a year to maintain the lustre appearance.