Rolling Ribbon with moveable sphere

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Project by Bob Collins posted 05-15-2015 11:30 AM 1054 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple ribbon made by using 4 half circles, I am using old Oregon for these until I get confident enough to use better timber, the piercing hides the rough grain. The sphere is Careb and moves to make the ribbon roll around. Three bigger and better ones to come. Watch this space.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 05-15-2015 11:42 AM

This is unique and beautiful. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 05-15-2015 11:54 AM

WOW, that is really cool, Bob!! Nice work on it!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 05-15-2015 12:02 PM

Getting better all the time, cannot wait to see the next three.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 05-15-2015 12:24 PM

Bob, That is very clever. How the Devil do you get the Sphere to roll around and spread the ribbon like a sail…...very good Bob!!!!!! The Sphere is very nicely finished also.



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

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 06:30 PM

that is great very interesting piece of work
you are on a roll each one getting more inventive

keep them coming


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#6 posted 05-15-2015 09:44 PM

This is a great follow on Bob, for anybody that hasn’t had a go at making these ribbons they are dam tricky to get right ,
Just love this one Mate

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

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