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Project by Bob Collins posted 04-22-2015 04:49 AM 887 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something from nothing, attempting to figure out what angles were used to create a ribbon. Didn’t look to promising as the ends were never going to meet up, so I placed a 3” sphere in the works, glued up, covered the rough bits with dimples, a bit of copper paint and colored liming wax hid some joins, added a snake head to one end, the tail to the other and there is the first use of the sphere. Any advice on angles would be greatly appreciated.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#1 posted 04-22-2015 06:00 AM

Wow Bob you’re getting into some real artsy stuff here, can’t wait to see where all this is heading, could be onto a whole new direction with this theme. Well done Mate love the whole idea ( you Aussies & your snakes :: )))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 04-22-2015 10:25 AM

great job Bob! fantastic creation

-- Dave -

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#3 posted 04-22-2015 10:40 AM

Yes artsy But not sure how many buyers of art are into snakes. Well done on the ribbon and carving.

-- Ron Campbell

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#4 posted 04-22-2015 11:32 AM

Holly cow, bob that is a real tough carving and you made it come out real nice.
I can’t help you on the angles. I’m looking at carving a blue jay ( to be used to scare the doves away from our place in Az.) but I’m just getting started. Like I really need another thing to do!!

Was that power carved or by hand ?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-22-2015 12:39 PM

Jim, the only carving was the head which was done with my faithful dremel, the body started out to be a ribbon which was going nowhere, was experimenting with angles and will eventually get them right. Look forward to seeing your blue jay when finished.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 04-26-2015 10:36 PM

Good work Bob. The Snake is in proportion and the coils look about right. The shape of the head is a good idea in the way you have depicted it with the Classic Serpent Shape that we would see in various Religious or Old Mythology, perhaps Greek. That is the Large Head and the Fangs and Serpent Tongue very prominent.

What better Guardian of the Sphere/Globe could you have than a Serpent. Maybe you could make a Sphere Band Saw Box in one of your future projects.

Kind regards,


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 04-26-2015 10:49 PM

Bob, that is a fantastic piece, for sure.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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