|Project by KnotCurser||posted 02-06-2014 10:47 PM||2720 views||13 times favorited||25 comments|
I saw a few videos on Youtube from Steve Garrison creating these wonderful Nautilus shells using construction-grade lumber and couldn’t believe what I was watching!
The more I watched, the more I wanted to create one of these, so I downloaded his E-Book and watched every video I found of this process.
I found a decent piece of a 2×4 and went to work.
About two weeks later, and around 10 hours of work on-and-off (mostly sanding and shaping) here’s the result. Not too bad, eh?
It curves through 270 degrees and consisted of 36 individual pieces.
Oh yeah – this was entirely cut on my scroll saw!
I made a stand from a piece of scrap cherry – kind of suits the shell I think.
Finish is a coating of sanding sealer and then five coats of thinned shellac.
I am most certainly going to be trying another one of these in the future!
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