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Nautilus Pompilus Candy Dish

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Project by dingle posted 03-12-2014 06:19 AM 822 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I was making for my wife in my shop in Arizona. I visited the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and visited a vendor that had various sea shells from the Phillipines. I chose this thinking it would make a nice candy dish mounted on a piece of attractive wood. I chose a piece of Mesquite that I found at a saw mill located on the Northeast edge of Casa Grande Arizona. This was a small piece of slab wood which I finished and bored to seat the Nautilus Pompilius shell in. I spend several hours on the boring and finishing the wood base. I stored the shell on my bench in my shed and upon finishing the base, I found that a wrench had fallen off the hook it was on above the work bench and landed on the shell and knocking a large hunk out of the top. I managed to find the largest piece and epoxied back into the hole. There were some smaller chips that I could not find. I was absolutely discouraged, but went a head and finished it. It is very attractive and maybe next year I can replace it with a shell that is not broken. I used a Forstner bit to begin the carving process, used a grinder to get to the depth, sander to finish, several coats of gloss polyurethane, epoxy to attach the shell to the base.





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#1 posted 03-12-2014 09:36 AM

Very Nice…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 01:41 PM

That is nice looking and you have the right candy in it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 06:02 PM

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 03-14-2014 03:32 PM

Nice work, Danny!! You would never know it was broken!!...Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-01-2014 06:48 PM

RIP, Dingle…

Thank you for being here…

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 12:11 PM

Good bye, good friend!!........................I’ll get that replacement shell if Mary Lou wants me to change it!!
........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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