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    Segmented Spiral Sea Shells

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    The segments are cut on the scroll saw using marine ply wood in pic 2 an 3, there are approximately
    between 45-60 pieces in each shell. Pic 1, I added purple heart and Osage orange segments.
    The bases are pieces of Red Gum stumps.

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    Wow, very creative and well done
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    Great! So, once glued you sand and polish them and give them some varnish I guess. We have never seen anything similar here, or at least I haven't.
    Best regards,
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    What a first post! Welcome to the family. We enjoy instructions and pictures if you have them on the construction of this beauty.
    Jon

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    Welcome to the family, Bob. Those shells are beautiful and very creative. Glad you found us.

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    Pretty amazing, and amazingly pretty.
    Cheers,
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    Those are great, Bob! As Jon said, what a first post.
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    Awesome job and welcome to the forum. Somewhere I have a tutorial on how to make these shells that I downloaded from the internet. Have not tried one yet, but hope to get to it someday.
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    Wow, beautiful pieces Bob! Welcome to the family!

    Would love to see some in-process pics if you have any.
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    Awesome work Bob, those came out really nice!

    I'm digging the one with the Osage and Purple heart most, although the one with the thinner segments is pretty sweet as well.

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