Shell Jewerly Box

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Project by Simpsonusa posted 03-05-2013 12:56 AM 1603 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been wanting to build a shell jewelry box for years and finely did it. It was harder than I thought it would be. Should have picked a softer wood than quilted maple. I used two pieces of 7/8” thick wood. The shell is about seven inches in diameter. It is finished with water based stain and gloss lacquer. Thanks to lumber jocks I used a scroll saw pattern I found on the website.

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 01:11 AM

That came out really nice..and it does look like it would be more difficult than imagined…A good storage place for those pearl necklaces…

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 01:14 AM

Very cool project, You pulled it off as it looks great… Nice work.

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

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 01:32 AM

Looks very difficult to me. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 02:01 AM

I like it. Now to fill it with diamonds and gold :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 07:05 AM

Realy unique indeed! It looks beautiful, excellent idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 05:45 PM

Gosh! You beat me to it! I am in the process of making one myself which I will post when complete in a few days. Mine is quite different and consists of several layers of contrasting woods. And, you are right – it was harder to do and took way more time to make than I thought it would – the hollow carving and sanding being the most time consuming. I think this will likely be the only one I will make.

Very nice work!

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 12:38 PM

Nice. I like the hinge too.

I also love the shell for a design. I made some on my fancy router, but nothing like hand carved.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 02:01 PM

This is an awesome piece. Very nice work and congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 03:54 PM

That’s stunning! Beautiful shell carving, looks like the real thing. Impressive work!

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#10 posted 05-31-2013 09:44 PM

That is outstanding! You did a marvelous job and got extremely good results. Thanks for sharing this project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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