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Project by Bob Collins posted 07-23-2016 01:35 AM 1019 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was asked to make a shell for a neighbor but wasn’t to confident about any money being exchanged so rather than use some Zebra wood that she wanted I used a piece of 4×2 of a shipping pallet. Except for the nail hole (pic 2) it turned out pretty good, she was happy and let the moths out of her purse. There is 48 segments and buffed with waxes. The base is a piece of grey box stump.

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

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#1 posted 07-23-2016 01:58 AM

Bob, that is absolutely amazing!!


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

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#2 posted 07-23-2016 02:24 AM

Excellent. No doubt she would like it. LET THE MOTHS OUT OF HER PURSE, you’re bad.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 07-23-2016 02:44 AM

Great job. I have GOT to try one. I love to do things for my neighbors. It usually results in a couple bottles of wine from their winery…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 07-23-2016 02:58 AM

Boy you sure have these down to a fine art Bob, another beauty mate, I like the base it sets it of real nice

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

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#5 posted 07-23-2016 03:10 AM

That’s so cool Bob. I’ve always wanted to do a shell, but don’t have a scroll saw nor the room for one. Your choice of base accents the piece to the nuts. I would certainly hope she would open the purse. Well done mate.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 07-23-2016 03:44 AM

Bob….Very well crafted. I am always amazed how thin in wall thickness you are able to create your shells. From what I have seen of Pallet Wood and what is constructed from it, is incredible….if you told someone you used an exotic wood of some kind it would be quite believable as what you have created from Pallet Wood is extremely eye catching and fascinating to look at….bit like your Mobius Ribbons, the viewer wants to keep looking at it.

The Colour and Texture are superb. As is the Grey Box Stump Base. Great Project!!!!!!!~



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 07-23-2016 04:57 AM

Hey Bob,
That is stunning, I love how the grain and other colour has worked.
You really have mastered these shells.
Great Job Mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 07-23-2016 09:47 AM

That is just gob smackingly good…beautiful sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 07-23-2016 10:51 AM

Without any doubt, it is great.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#10 posted 07-23-2016 10:59 AM

Outstanding scroll work. I am so jealous of your talent!!!!

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at

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#11 posted 07-23-2016 02:13 PM

Amazing work.

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

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#12 posted 07-23-2016 03:37 PM

Wow! Bob, this is really outstanding. It’s a real eye catcher and turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 07-23-2016 05:35 PM

Hello Bob

Amazing as usual

I will make another one when my shop will be finished to be reorganized

The sanding sessions are longer but it’s very relaxing to make one

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#14 posted 07-23-2016 09:30 PM

Bob, this is a beauty. I don’t know what a real one looks like, but when I think of one, it looks just like this!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 07-23-2016 11:48 PM

That is a real work of art. You have done an outstanding job that you can be very proud of.

-- Peter New Zealand

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