2x4 Scroll Saw Shell

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Project by alwaysscrolling posted 02-06-2016 01:24 PM 3961 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Scroll Saw Shell made from a 14” long piece of Doug Fir 2×4. I got started with making these Shells this past October. This is my first one and I am presently working on #6. This Shell is made from 4 wedges from this 2×4 which resulted in 53 segments. The Shell curls inside approx 2.5 times. The finish is 5 coats of Tung Oil and the stand is made from a piece from a Palm Tree. I have made two others from corian and would like to share them if it is not a problem with this site. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 01:50 PM

Fantastic! But, whilst I think I could make the base but certainly not the shell, I don’t think the base really does the shell justice.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#2 posted 02-06-2016 03:44 PM

This looks great…id be really interested in seeing your corian version

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 03:52 PM

Dude, this thing is sick. I absolutely love it, great imagination and execution. Don says the base doesn’t do this piece justice, he’s right but I think it helps to keep the focus on the shell which it does. Well done.

-- Terry, Grants Pass, OR - It's not how fast you want to go but how much money you've got to get there...

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#4 posted 02-06-2016 04:53 PM

really nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 02-06-2016 05:22 PM

Thanks for the looks and comments. Would tend to agree on comments for the base. 1st Shell and did not know what I wanted for the base and found a piece from the palm tree and played around with it. Did however want the focus to be on the shell and the stand allows this objective. May change in the near future. Will post other examples of the Shell soon. Great site.

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#6 posted 02-06-2016 06:38 PM

That’s really cool. I’ve seen several of these shells and they never fail to impress.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 02-06-2016 06:44 PM

As much as I like it, I’ll never figure it out nor do I have the talent to try it. great, great GREAT !
Welcome to LJ’s

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#8 posted 02-07-2016 03:19 AM

Very nice shell! Come check out our group, “Scroll Saw Shells”

-- Steve Garrison,

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#9 posted 02-07-2016 04:57 AM

This type of projects always amaize me and never dare to make them.Maybe some day. Beautiful shell indeed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-07-2016 05:20 AM


Welcome to LJ’s and like Navaar I’d love to see the Corian version!!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#11 posted 02-07-2016 08:49 PM

I would again like to say thanks for the many comments. These Shells are really much easier that they look on the surface. Steveg769, Steve Garrison provided my initial inspiration with his e-book and I did not really get started till I had found the Facebook site devoted to the Shells and along with the Youtube videos the process became much clearer. If interested, I would encourage anyone to check out Steve’s e-book and start with a simple Shell made from a 2×4. Time is ones true investment with these Shells. Steve, I am already a member of the Facebook Group.

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#12 posted 02-07-2016 09:24 PM

This is beautiful…thanks for sharing. I too would love to see the corian shells. I will definitely check out the facebook site. Thanks.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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