Spiral Sea Shell in Plywood

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Project by Bob Collins posted 01-28-2014 11:13 AM 3021 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been experimenting with angles, thickness of wedges and have four different ones made from Oregon to be sanded and finished but where would it be if I didn’t produce a shell made with Marine Ply. This one ended up bigger than I expected as I added an extra wedge (used 6 in lieu of 5) There is an ebook by Steve Garrison available on the net which I must buy and hopefully it will show me how to improve on the current ones I am working on I cut another ply wood shell on the scroll saw today (should add the last segments are cut on the band saw due to the thickness of the wood). I don’t think it would be right if I added a blog as I appreciate Steve’s
efforts in producing his ebooks. If you look closely at these shells you will see the segments and if I could work out the procedure I’m sure you guys can!!!

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#1 posted 01-28-2014 11:36 AM

This is really nice and unique one, Bob. Congratulation.

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

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 11:41 AM

Hey Bob, That is awesome mate. I bet it took a few minutes to make. LOL.

-- 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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#3 posted 01-28-2014 01:37 PM

Looks awesome, I really want to try this when I get a chance, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 01-28-2014 02:00 PM

This is fun and interesting to look at. Cool work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 01-28-2014 02:10 PM

This is beautiful work and a very nice design.

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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#6 posted 01-28-2014 03:07 PM

Bob it looks like you have mastered this cutting tech. I think these things are beautiful. I have always loved the shape of this sea shell. Have you posted a how too yet. I would be interested in the process. Keep posting these

-- Ron Campbell

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#7 posted 01-28-2014 03:56 PM


-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#8 posted 01-28-2014 04:23 PM

That is awesome…! I bet you can even hear the seashore when you put your ear up to it…

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#9 posted 01-28-2014 04:31 PM

Looking really great Bob…looks like you have improved on it since the first one you posted. Perfecting and refining them with every one you make. Awesome work, can’t wait to see the next shell or shells.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 01-28-2014 05:07 PM

super job..keep experimenting & showing us all up!!! :-)

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#11 posted 01-28-2014 05:53 PM

Really interesting, sir!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#12 posted 01-28-2014 06:39 PM

Yeah, that’s art alright. would look great with a little pedestal and under a lighted shelf on display.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#13 posted 01-28-2014 06:43 PM

Nicely done Bob. I do like “off-the-wall” ply projects like this.

I was intrigued by these, so I Googled past all the Steve Garrison (baseball) listings and found Steve Garrison’s (woodworker) new website. Look under “Ebooks” at the bottom of the header on the main page for more info on his series of Ebooks.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#14 posted 01-28-2014 07:00 PM

Geeze mate, this series is really going places, what an amazing creation, not even going to try & work it out I’ll just enjoy watching your journey, : )

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

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#15 posted 01-28-2014 09:36 PM

Outstanding!! How did you do it?

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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