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Project by Simpsonusa posted 511 days ago 961 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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Box

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#1 posted 511 days ago

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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Ken90712

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#2 posted 511 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 511 days ago

Looks very difficult to me. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 511 days ago

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

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

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majuvla

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#5 posted 511 days ago

Realy unique indeed! It looks beautiful, excellent idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 511 days ago

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!

-- Candy is dandy and rum may be fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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SPalm

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#7 posted 510 days ago

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,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 510 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#9 posted 509 days ago

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

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#10 posted 423 days ago

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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