Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #4 – Daniel D. Brown, 2017, Red Oak, Poplar, and Pine

I made this one from the same wood I used to make Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #3. I decided to try some more interesting shaping on this one. I also finished it with Walnut oil (food safe) instead of polyurethane.

 

Seen here compared to Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #3

Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #3 – Daniel D. Brown, 2017, Red Oak, Poplar, and Pine

This is the third nautilus-inspired scrollsaw shell I’ve made (see #1, and #2). This one I made from some red oak, pine, and poplar I laminated together and cut into wedges (by hand).

 

 

Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #2 – Daniel D. Brown, 2017, Pine

This is my second practice scrollsaw shell (made with the same piece of lumber as Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #1 – go here to see how these are made). This method was first invented by my cousin Steve Garrison.

This shell is the middle one below, also shown with Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #1 and Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #3).

Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #1 – Daniel D. Brown, 2017, Pine

I recently bought a scrollsaw, and as practice I decided to make a nautilus-inspired shell using a method first invented by my cousin Steve Garrison. I started with a really old pine 2″ x 4″ I found in my basement.

(This is the one on top below, also shown with Scrollsaw Nautilus Shell #2 and Scrollsaw Shell #3).

How they were made:

Step 1: cutting wedges (I sued my friend’s miter saw)
Segments were cut on my porter-cable scrollsaw
Individual segments cut from the wedges.
Which were glued together in pairs

Then sanded and shaped with a dremel

 

I stained it with a vinegar/steel wool mix
And made a stand from some scrap