Valentine Shell

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Project by oldnovice posted 150 days ago 933 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t think about posting this until I saw other valentine projects.

The Walnut shell came from a tree that was in the backyard of the house where I grew up and has been in my workshop for over 40 years. I added a walnut hinge to the back and the engraved walnut ovals to the inside to complete my valentine. The only parts that are NOT walnut is the hinge pin and the birch plywood backer for the ovals.
My wife insist that she should have given that to me as the NUT part is what was missing.

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#1 posted 150 days ago

Pretty darn cool, old man.

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#2 posted 150 days ago

Very neat work, old nuts are good for something after all.

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#3 posted 150 days ago

An obvious keeper all the way around, good show Oldnovice!

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#4 posted 150 days ago

Brilliant and finely executed. Most impressive.

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#5 posted 150 days ago

Very creative and well done! But, I would be in big trouble if that’s all I shelled out for Valentine’s Day.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#6 posted 150 days ago

I’m cheap!
But it does fit my personality!

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#7 posted 150 days ago

Best thing since the Faberge egg !!!

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#8 posted 150 days ago

Very thoughtful and creative Hans … over 40 years in the making!

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#9 posted 150 days ago

Very Nice Work indeed Old Novice! Thanks For Sharing!


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#10 posted 150 days ago

i love it , very cleaver

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#11 posted 150 days ago

Cool Idea,love it. make another with a sign that says” I’m nuts about you” :)

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#12 posted 150 days ago

CUTE I like it !

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#13 posted 150 days ago

A1Jim, that’s not a bad idea … maybe in a pecan shell?
Since pecan don’t split like walnuts I would have to saw it in half

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#14 posted 149 days ago

Very touching. Very kool.

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#15 posted 149 days ago

Perfect, just a fine idea. I am off call and should get some shop time the weekend, looking forward to it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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