Wood Shell

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Project by Redoak49 posted 08-28-2020 11:58 AM 1071 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shell was made from two pieces of 2×6 that were 7 inches long. The shell consists of about 24 segments cut on a scroll saw and then glued together and then shaped with Dremel tool and Saburrtooth burrs.

The finish is an initial soaking coat of Danish Oil and then multiple coats of wipe on poly.

The design and directions come from Steve Garrison’s videos, website and plans.

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#1 posted 08-28-2020 12:19 PM

Wow looks great! The grain pattern from the wood mimics the way the pattern might be expected for a natural shell, so it really stands out nicely. And the finish shows it all off. Super!

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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#2 posted 08-28-2020 01:09 PM

very, very nice. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 08-28-2020 02:44 PM

Nice job and beautiful piece.

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#4 posted 08-28-2020 02:51 PM

Okay… you’re just showing off and trying to make the rest of us look bad.

Wow, well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 08-28-2020 03:18 PM

a very beautiful shell hard to believe its made from tuba 6 GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 08-28-2020 04:16 PM

That’s really nice work. You used the grain pattern of the wood perfectly.

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#7 posted 08-28-2020 05:14 PM

Magnificant project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 08-28-2020 10:21 PM

Cool project, nicely done!!!

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#10 posted 08-29-2020 12:08 AM

I agree with HockeyFan. The grain makes it look real how it follows the shape, even down to the tail.
Alot of work went into it and the finish is great.

What type of wood is it? And how did you make those spheres at the bottom?

-- James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 08-29-2020 07:53 AM

Great design!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#12 posted 08-29-2020 09:55 AM

That is cool!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 08-30-2020 02:29 AM

classy, elegant, impressive

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#14 posted 08-30-2020 06:05 AM

Totally amazing!

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#15 posted 08-31-2020 12:52 PM

Wow, amazing work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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