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    These are the shells that I have recently made. All of them have been finished with beeswax paste.

    The first one was cut from a 2x4
    This second one was cut from white cedar
    This third one was cut from a pine glue-up
    This last one is a picture of all of the shells to date. Notice that none of them are exactly the same. Some are going to be planters, some will be potpourri holders.

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

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    Hi DW - these are really smashing. Apart from the really nice shaping I love the way you have varied the grain.

    You say some are going to be planters. Can you give an idea of their dimensions please?
    Jim in Mexico

    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    - Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Nice job DW... still haven't a chance to try one myself, hopefully sometime this week I'll get a start on one.
      Douglas Fraser
      Eagle River, Alaska

      My Gallery - Aurora Wood Crafts

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      • #4
        Those look amazing! I can't imagine how long it would take to get those to fit exactly, plus the shaping! Nice work!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jim_mex View Post
          Hi DW - these are really smashing. Apart from the really nice shaping I love the way you have varied the grain.

          You say some are going to be planters. Can you give an idea of their dimensions please?
          Jim,

          The shells opening is about 3 1/2 inches or so max. They were cut from a 2x4 piece of wood, which nominally measures 3 1/2 x 1 5/8. It is about 1 1/2 inches deep so it will be a small plant perhaps a small barrel cactus or other low moisture plant that I will be putting into it. I was thinking of putting in one of those air ferns as they do not need soil and only a misting occasionally.

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

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          • #6
            Your on a roll DW, they are beauties, oh and sweeeeet too.
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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