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Nautilus Shell using Blue Pine

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Project by KnotCurser posted 03-06-2014 10:17 PM 1322 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was talking to a friend of mine while he was hacking apart some pallets to use as firewood when I saw this piece of blue pine with almost perfect parallel grains and no knots in it. I asked him to save it for me – I’m glad he did!

This is my 2nd attempt at making this kind of shell using a scroll saw and a carving burr.

The pine was a lot lighter in color prior to applying sanding sealer, but I really like the darker color now that everything has been treated and dry.

I used a scrap piece of walnut for the base – sort of a river rock look I think.

Finish, after sealing, was a few coats of high-gloss lacquer.

Shell measures around five inches long and is around four inches wide at it’s lip.

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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SPalm

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 11:37 PM

Neat.
Those are so cool. Almost eerie looking.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 12:21 AM

Wow, I can’t imagine working in something that long. Nice.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 01:29 AM

That’s really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 01:42 AM

That looks almost real .
I have seen a video of one being made and it is just unreal of what is involved and I envy your skill and patience BOB .
Beautiful creation and I am waiting for the next one .

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 02:42 AM

Very nice shell.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 02:51 AM

Real nice shell, specially like the wood grain and your finish. These are very addictive but fun to do.

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

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Roger

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 04:17 AM

Wow that’s kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 03-07-2014 04:24 AM

I am fascinated by these.

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#9 posted 03-07-2014 07:45 PM

Love it. Very well done. Might have to try this

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 03:25 AM

Well done Bob!! This is on my bucket list too.. Hope it turns out as well as yours!
c

-- Carl, Iowa

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#11 posted 03-08-2014 10:24 PM

Very nice job on the shell, nice stand as well
Pete

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

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#12 posted 03-09-2014 03:27 PM

That turned out great. You do such good work. I like the river rock look too.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#13 posted 03-14-2014 08:23 AM

Really arty looking, I love it! Great work on this Bob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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