|Project by KnotCurser||posted 03-06-2014 10:17 PM||1456 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
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.
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: email@example.com / www.rhoadesclan.com