Introduction: Turtle Shell Hanging

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turning a found shell into decor

Step 1: Find Shell

I don't have a picture of finding it because my father in law found it and gave it to me, he found it in the woods if that helps.

Step 2: Clean!

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this tutorial is for after all of the actual turtle is already rotted off. Cover in warm water add in 1cup borax 1 cup salt. soak for 1 hour. After that soak for 15 more mins covered in water and 1 cup vinegar. rinse scrub with dawn and allow to dry.

Step 3: Glue Loose Scales

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if any of your scales are coming off or already have, glue back. I used contact cement. allow to dry.

Step 4: Polyurethane

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cover shell in polyurethane. I put 4 layers on.

Step 5: Add Wire and Hang.

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I used JB weld to attach the wire on the inside of the shell on either side. allow to dry then hang! enjoy!

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Comments

Swansong (author)2017-11-22

What a neat find! It looks really good, I'm glad you could repair it :)

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