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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-28-2018, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Its turtle breeding season on the island. Its great to see them actually increasing in numbers.
Theres a sanctuary about an hour away that protects the turtle nests, and excavates them and hatches the eggs in ideal conditions. I've been several times with the grandkids to release the baby turtles. They are so small that when I hold one with the first two fingers underneath and a thumb on top, the flippers scrape both my fingers. Currently only one in nine hundred make it back to breed.

So I made a box. About 9 inch long, 3 inch high. beech with a walnut shell (hah!)
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I love it, that is so cute, I know several people that would go nuts over that, I might have to copy that idea, can't help it, don't be mad.

You did an excellent job ,as usual.
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That is nice. At first glance I thought it was based on Great A'Tuin, but then realized not. Very nice.
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That’s very nice Bob . Walnut certainly has a beautiful finish when stained

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Outstanding!

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Theo, I'm very familiar with the great A'Tuin. I have over a dozen of his books, one of them personally signed.
I did think about adding elephants, but I'm not that good a carver.
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Theo, I'm very familiar with the great A'Tuin. I have over a dozen of his books, one of them personally signed.
I did think about adding elephants, but I'm not that good a carver.
I had about all of them, but passing them on the my grand-daughter. None autographed tho.

Let me think on the elephinks, seems to me I have a solution to that floating around somewhere in my brain. I used to read a tremendous amount, from the time I could read, up to about 40s. Amazing some of the subjects I read, and people sometimes think I'm a smartass because every once in awhile some obscure subject will pop up in my mind, and I'll spout it out. And it seems to me there is some sort of answer to carving elefinks. I'll let you know if I figure it out.

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Hey Bob, it must be so amazing to get up close to the turtles and hold the young.

Your box looks really good too. I'm just starting out on this hobby. It very tempting to "borrow" this as inspiration. I hope you don't mind. Thank you for posting this.
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I've just been thinking about how you'd make the turtle box and it seems to me this could be quite tricky. Please can you tell me how you would go about making the top?
It seems to me the top is very small to have it clamped in place and have a plunge router go around this. So was this done on a table router?
Did you do the circle with a circle template?
Sorry for these basic questions.
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Nice work. I made a turtle mirror once for a child's bedroom. Had a hard time getting a shop to cut an oval shaped mirror for it. All could do a round one but not the oval.
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