Sumpin' Sumpin' Shell

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Project by RootandBranch posted 06-30-2016 04:43 PM 1257 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, proof of concept piece from Spalted Hackberry. I really like those shells I’ve seen and I proved the concept is doable by me but in order to do it correctly, I’d need twice as many wedges, more degrees of angle a better scroll saw and a ton of patience. Patience is on back order and the scroll saw is not on the must have list right now. In fact, I did most of this on my bandsaw. I kept looking at this unfinished shell sitting on the bench and decided it needed sumpin’ sumpin’ done with it. So viola! I present….Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Shell.

Shell is spalted hackberry and the stand is Peruvian walnut. Lacquer finish. About 7” x 9” on the stand.

-- Don, -

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#1 posted 06-30-2016 06:27 PM

Extraordinary, Don. Do you have process photos?

-- Mark

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#2 posted 06-30-2016 06:48 PM

I do not. However go here:

The guy Steve Garrison has a couple of videos and e-books on the process. Also a FB page on Sprial Shells.

I bought the e-books but the video’s helped me more. We also have some LJ’s here that have done these shells. alwaysscrolling has done several in wood and corian.

-- Don, -

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#3 posted 06-30-2016 07:41 PM

That is wild! Awesome job.

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#4 posted 06-30-2016 07:59 PM

There’s some art. Well done!

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#5 posted 07-01-2016 01:03 PM

Very nicely done. I appreciate the time and the effort things like this take, and you nailed it ;) Keep on making more.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 07-02-2016 12:57 PM

With the color of the hackberry, it reminds me of a ram’s horn

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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