Make a Wooden Den Den Mushi From One Piece

Den Den Mushi is also called Transponder Snail which is a useful property from one of my favorite comics, One Piece. This time I gonna make a wooden one . I have also created a plan for this project and feel free to download if you want to make yourself one.

Plan available here: http://alpacastudio.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/denden-mushi_plan.pdf

Step 1: Material& Tools

Material:

  • Ash, White 10cm*10cm (I glued two pieces together)
  • epoxy
  • wood glue
  • boiled linseed oil
  • paste wax

Tools:

  • bandsaw
  • wood lathe
  • disc/ spindle sander
  • drill press
  • chop saw
  • sandpaper

Step 2: Make the Shell

I cut a round piece with a bandsaw. Then took it on the lathe to make it perfect.

Step 3: Drill the Holes

There are several holes on both sides of the shell. I used a 25mm drill bit to make the large hole and 4mm bit to make the small one. Also, a hole is drilled on the top for button installing.

Step 4: Cut the Body

I print out the plan and stick it on the wood. Then I cut the body out by using different saws. To refine the shape, I use a spindle sander. (Actually, it's a drill press.)

Step 5: Add Details

Now it's time to add details to the Den Den Mushi. This time I decided to make all three pieces, the two eyeballs, and the button, at the same time. I turned the wood stick to 20mm diameter stick. Then make the two eyeballs and the button.

After that, I used some epoxy to glue all the pieces together.

Step 6: Finishing

Boiled linseed oil and paste wax are used here for finishing. The Den Den Mushi is done!

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    Treasure Tabby

    2 days ago

    Looks like Gary from the Sponge Bob cartoon. :)

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    seamster

    8 days ago

    Nice! I was not familiar with the character, but your wooden version is so darn cute. Love it! : )

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    AndrewB624

    6 days ago

    Now everyone is ganna be able to initiate the Buster Call lmao ;)

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