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Sea Shell Walnut and Eastern Red Cedar

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Project by popeyekris posted 11-01-2015 01:18 PM 985 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I segmented 28 separate pieces of Dark Walnut and Eastern Red Cedar to form this Sea Shell. The base has both species of wood in the pegs as well as the platform is Walnut.

-- Kristopher, Westminster, SC - May you always believe in the magic!





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#1 posted 11-01-2015 03:39 PM

I like the contrasts. I saw something similar being made once, my hat is off to you.

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#2 posted 11-01-2015 05:01 PM

Hu-ah-hhhhhowwww? Very nice!

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#3 posted 11-01-2015 05:28 PM

Mother nature is a designer who is hard to beat. You come close.

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#4 posted 11-01-2015 05:50 PM

WOW, that is beautiful work!

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#5 posted 11-02-2015 05:57 AM

Nice job enhancing the visual spiraling with alternating wood species. Was it difficult doing the sanding with the alternating hard walnut and soft cedar? Any special tips on sanding the concave inside?

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#6 posted 11-03-2015 09:47 PM

This leaves me wondering! It’s really cool looking and I like it but I have no idea how you did this!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 11-03-2015 09:49 PM

Wow! Kristopher, what a beautiful piece this is.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 11-03-2015 10:23 PM

what angle were your wedges at?

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#9 posted 11-14-2015 05:31 PM

Nice job enhancing the visual spiraling with alternating wood species. Was it difficult doing the sanding with the alternating hard walnut and soft cedar? Any special tips on sanding the concave inside?

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#10 posted 11-14-2015 06:55 PM

XquietflyX: If I remember correctly on this particular shell, the angle was at 18.

SawTooth1953: And for the sanding part, I made sure each wedge was thick enough so i didn’t have to worry about sanding too much, so not to sand thru and thru once final glue up was done, if you know what i mean. Best way I’ve found was to use the Guinevere Sanding bubbles with my Fordam carving tool. Can be used with a dremel tool too, if you don’t have a fordam.

-- Kristopher, Westminster, SC - May you always believe in the magic!

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#11 posted 11-15-2015 12:25 AM

Nice shell Kristopher, like the combination of woods.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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