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Project by tpastore posted 12-22-2007 09:04 AM 6998 views 16 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All, My first project on LJ. The project is my first attempt at a bandsaw box and some carving. The inside and outside are designed to look like a nautilus shell

Nautilus Shell

The wood is curly maple and the finish is the two part Sam Maloof system. The top pivots on pin captured between the lower two parts.

I am very happy with the results and wanted to share!

Thanks for looking

Tim
Nautilus 1
Nautilus 2
Nautilus 3
Nautilus 4





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 11:02 AM

Tim this may be your first project on LJ – but surely this is not your first project that you every built. Your work is outstanding. I like the design and finish – and your photography is not lacking a thing. You will be a welcome addition to the forum. Thanks for sharing

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 12-22-2007 11:28 AM

how wonderful.
You’ve captured Mother Nature’s creation perfectly. Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 12-22-2007 12:31 PM

Wow! That is exquisite. My hat is off to you.

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#4 posted 12-22-2007 12:46 PM

Tim

Well done, great concept and well executed.

What size is this work and approximately how many hours were spent obtaining the fine finish?

What is your next project?

t.w.

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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#5 posted 12-22-2007 12:52 PM

Very nice job….....and a cool concept.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 12-22-2007 03:54 PM

...umm…. WOW!

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Ellen

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#7 posted 12-22-2007 03:56 PM

Tim, just logged on and saw this. Very nice attention to details, yet a very nice clean design. Great job!

Thanks for sharing!
Ellen

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#8 posted 12-22-2007 04:05 PM

Thats just exquisite…..Great box

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Karson

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#9 posted 12-22-2007 04:17 PM

Beautiful, beautiful box. A great job Nice construction techniques.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 12-22-2007 05:03 PM

Wow! Very nice design and your work is outstanding!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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tpastore

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#11 posted 12-22-2007 05:21 PM

Wow. Thanks for all the kind words. I will try to repond so some of them. Yes, photography is one of my other loves. I am feeling like a fish out of water though because my wife has our SLR and all the gear with her over in England for the holidays and I had to take these pictures using the point and shoot without the tools I am used to. I will give the box to my Aunt tonight with the provision that I can take more pix later.

The finish took a long time but not as long as it should have. Due to the limitation of time (1 week) I had to limit the coats of the Sam Maloof oil/poly to 3 coats and the oil/wax to 2 coats. The longer period of time was going through 150/180/220/340/400/600/1500 grit. I also put about 5 coats of bowling alley wax on afterward.

My next project is actually finishing a previous project. I started a mahogany table designed to look like the deck of a Chris Craft boat. I need to finish the white stripes and get a final coat of finish on it. You can see the pix at www.pastoredesigngroup.com.

Thanks again for all the kind words.

Tim

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#12 posted 12-22-2007 06:17 PM

What ScottB said…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 12-22-2007 07:14 PM

What Douglas said…

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 12-22-2007 08:32 PM

What they all said with an extra WOW! I can’t imagine doing that on the band saw. Your aunt is going to be very happy.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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oicurn2it2

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#15 posted 12-23-2007 12:32 AM

very nice ,fantastically done and the concept rocks ,ust curious as to choice ,did it have anything to do with the golden mean or Fibonacci Series?

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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