Shell Box,

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Project by YBNORMAL posted 02-20-2014 07:49 PM 1993 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw the posts on the shell box produced by SPALM on this forum, I just had to try it on my machine. I think it turned out great. THANKS again to SPALM for the design and files. just made a few modifications for the bits and wood thickness and VOILA, a great box and the given to the wife for Valentines day.
The box is made of Honduran Mahogany, scraps that i have been hoarding from a brother in law’s guitar project.

Thanks for looking

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 08:36 PM


-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 08:50 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 10:55 PM

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 05:45 AM

Why Be, this is nice work. I wish you had included dimensions and pictures of how it is hinged. It might be nice to do something with the inside…say dividers and/or a liner. Looks like you have conquered all of the technical aspects of carving this. I especially like that the scallops from the edge continue down the entire box. Mahogany seems to be an ideal wood for carving. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 07:43 AM

That really looks great.

-- Theresa,

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 05:44 PM

Excellent Piece of work, great craftsmanship, and choice of woods.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 02-21-2014 07:25 PM

Great looking box! Be careful, your wife might decide she needs to fill it with pearls. :)

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 02-21-2014 07:36 PM

Very nice YB,
That wood choice is excellent too.

You really did this one justice with your workmanship,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 02-26-2014 05:20 PM

Wonderful box! The wood is gorgeous and the shell top looks amazing. Great work!

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