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    I made a couple more wood sea shells. Two of them are from construction grade lumber 2x4 or 2x6. The third one which is my favorite was made from Baltic Birch Plywood with two 3/4" thick pieces glued together. The larger shells are about 8" and the smaller about 6".

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    Last edited by Quartz43; 09-21-2020, 07:18 PM.

  • #2
    They are so pretty. Wasn’t there a pattern or something about making shells in one of the magazines?
    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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    • #3
      Beautiful. Would love to see how that is made.
      Scott
      Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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      • #4
        Stunning, especially the plywood one.
        Rolf
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        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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        • #5
          The one made with Baltic Birch was interesting. I was worried that I would have splintering but it went good. I cut it with a FD UR #5 and #7 blade.

          There is a good video by Steve Garrison about how it is made. It is called "Scroll Shells 2 - The Next Level". He also has a website WWW.SPIRALSBYSTEVE.COM.

          I have made several of his shells and checked another item off my project bucket list. I think the next is trying to do a picture like Dick Miraglia posted.

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          • #6
            I just might have to take advantage of this covid lull in normal activity and try to make one of these. Yours are beautiful!
            Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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            • #7
              Steve Garrison has patterns for other types of shells as well as for geometric toys and a few other things. He also has a Facebook page where people share their work.
              http://www.spiralsbysteve.com/shells.php
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              • #8
                I usually don’t use plywood, but I think it works beautifully with these patterns. On my to do list in January.
                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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                • #9
                  I would not use regular plywood but Baltic Birch is different. On Steve Garrisons Facebook page someone posted a shell with either Baltic Birch or something like Spectraply. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of tearing or splintering with either cutting or sanding.

                  Using solid wood also has downsides unless the wood is very dry. After you cut them, they can start to cup which makes glue up very difficult.

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