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From the CRAFT Flickr pool, user truemirage writes:

“Fordite” is the rather tongue-in-cheek name given to this amazing multi-color material, which is really…..paint! Back when cars were sprayed rather than dipped, layers of paint would build up on the machinery. Some smart lapidarist decided to cut and polish a chunk as if it were a stone and thus was Fordite created. (A related variety called Dagenhamite comes from the auto factories in, you guessed it, Dagenham, England.)


Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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