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Project by Bill posted 11-28-2014 01:38 PM 2187 views 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some nautilus shells that I have been working on lately. The segmented ones are a real brain trip…they don’t usually come out like I expect. Ambrosia maple, walnut, and eastern red cedar. Finished sometimes with wipe on poly, sometimes with lacquer. The bases are little chunks of cast off burls from turnings, and the support pins are ebony.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 01:49 PM

Simply Beautiful ! way to go Big Ogre ! Very Impressive ! The Cedar piece is my favorite, but it was a difficult call ! Everyone has come to expect the very best from you, and you don’t disappoint ! Hope you had a fine Turkey day !


-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 02:31 PM

Man, you do some nice work.
These are beautiful.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 11-28-2014 04:06 PM

Snappin’ armpits! Those are awesome. Well done Ogre.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 11-28-2014 04:15 PM

Yes the cedar pine I like the best. All are very well done

-- Ron Campbell

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#5 posted 11-28-2014 05:37 PM

Your work is always a pleasure to see. It must be hard to match up in all that movement. Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 11-28-2014 05:38 PM

Wow- Spectacular.

It certainly has the ‘How did he do that?!’ factor.

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#7 posted 11-28-2014 05:54 PM

Better trip than with LSD! Beautiful pieces which would be conversation pieces in anyone’s home!
Keep them coming!!! Roman

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#8 posted 11-28-2014 05:54 PM

Those are beautiful, Bill!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 11-28-2014 05:55 PM

These are so unique and so cool, thanks for sharing them with us.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 11-28-2014 06:54 PM

Simply amazing!!!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#11 posted 11-28-2014 08:55 PM

Man I like these, fabulous work, tip of the hat to you :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 11-28-2014 10:13 PM

All I can say is absolutely amazing. Great work.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#13 posted 11-28-2014 11:28 PM

Very nice design and workmanship. These are eye candy!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 11-29-2014 12:38 AM

ausume , but my brain has a short circuit and cant figure how you did that, there has to be a trick

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 11-29-2014 12:59 AM

No one will ever say you are “a one trick pony”. I have no clue how you did these but they are amazi

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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