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    By selecting wood that has a distinct color change running the length of the 30-inch long piece makes a light/dark pattern on the sides of the assembled shell. I made this last December for someone to give his parents for Christmas and appropriately, this one produced a Star of Bethlehem. Honestly, though, I couldn't have done it on purpose even if I tried. What shows up is always a surprise to me because it doesn't appear until final assembly and finishing.

    Spence




    Last edited by SawTooth; 04-21-2012, 11:51 PM.

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    Very nicely done. I like that one a lot. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    DW
    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
    John Wayne

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    • #3
      WoW Spence, that is really nice. I guess I missed that pattern.
      Hawaiilad
      Larry

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      • #4
        another one made of cedar with my favorite pattern

        This is one of my earliest ones and I've been trying to reproduce this effect ever since...



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        • #5
          DW, thank you.

          Larry, the method was illustrated in the most recent issue (#47, Summer 2012)... there is no pattern, but if you follow the method, then you get a shell.

          Steve Garrison will be doing a couple of seminars to demonstrate the method at the SAW Expo in Springfield, MO in July. SAW Expo 2012

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          • #6
            So beautiful. Woodworking to me is like opening up a present - you don't know what it will look like until it's finished. And the surprises are amazing.
            Betty

            "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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            • #7
              Brilliant Spencer..... can't wait to see what you will come up with next!

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              • #8
                Very nice job Spence....

                Just a tip...

                Here is the preferred way to post photos. This method will apply a thumbnail so that messages load faster, keeping those who are still on dial up in mind.

                If it is a new thread scroll down below the message box to additional options and look for manage attachments,Click on Manage Attachments, click Browse, find your file name on your computer, click it, then click Upload. It may take a few seconds to load.
                Once you see the file name under current attachments you can close the window.
                If you want you can Preview Post (a wise choice) then if all is well, click on Submit reply.

                If you are uploading a picture to an existing thread (conversation)
                Click on the Go Advanced button under the reply box, Click on Manage Attachments, click Browse, find your file name on your computer, click it, then click Upload. It may take a few seconds to load.
                Once you see the file name under current attachments you can close the window.
                If you want you can Preview Post (a wise choice) then if all is well, click on Submit reply.
                Good luck
                "Still Montana Mike"

                "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                • #9
                  What beauties Spence, you did a sweeeeet job on both. Love that sun burst design in the wood too. Outstanding.
                  Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                  • #10
                    Mike,
                    ?dial-up modems are still supported by ISPs?
                    But seriously, thank you for coaching me on that. I looked at the icons above the writing area and there is one for 'insert image' so I used that. I never knew how most other posts did it (or it's been so long I forgot), but now I do know. Thanks.

                    Spence

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                    • #11
                      Keju,
                      If you really want to see what I am coming up with next, come to the Ohio scroll saw picnic in May. I will be showing something that I don't believe has ever been done using only a scroll saw for the wood cutting (although, in all honesty, I got the idea from another area of woodworking). It will at once seem familiar, yet verrrrry different from all other scrolling projects. (which is what attracted me to Garrison's shells in the first place.)

                      Spence
                      PS... I know Australia is a long way to travel to see it in person, so when I'm done in Ohio I'll post pics. The thread will be in this category of 3D projects.
                      Last edited by SawTooth; 04-22-2012, 11:28 AM.

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                      • #12
                        These are cool and on my to do list for sure. It always amazes me the surprises you get when the projects are finally finished and this was a lovely surprise.
                        Tammy

                        Pressure makes diamonds

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