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    This is my first shell. The concept and general instructions came out of the latest SSW&C Magazine Summer 2012 issue 47. I used appleply from Lowes for the shell and black walnut for the ring base. The shell was finished with beeswax paste wax.


    DW
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    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
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  • #2
    Absolutely stunning done in plywood. Looks like I will have to give this project your work has inspired me.!!
    Rolf
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    • #3
      Looking good DW, looks like you used all of the segments, I had to discard 3 of mine because of poor fit......must of done something wrong. I like your little stand too. Monkey see monkey do, now I need to make one for mine.
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      • #4
        Nicely done.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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        • #5
          D, That looks great in ply. Gotta do some of those.

          I haven't got my issue yet!! Would it be against the rules to post the directions.
          Or at least the segment angles. Trying to save some trial and error.
          I've got some 11 ply luan to try one.
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          • #6
            That looks really good. You can get some really neat effects by changing the orientation of the plywood layers.

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            • #7
              The angle on the segments on that one is 19 degrees. If you increase the angle , say to 25 degrees you will get a tighter curl. I am making a nightlight with the shell I am making now and I used 25 Degrees for those segments.

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

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              • #8
                For a tighter curve use smaller angles. Larger angles will cause the shape to get larger faster making the opening bigger.
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                • #9
                  Yep you are correct. I had it backwards, good catch.



                  DW
                  Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
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                  • #10
                    DW. Looks great Question Did you make two cuts on each piece Inside and out Then carved the inside?

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