Rolling Ribbon with moveable sphere

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bob Collins posted 05-15-2015 11:30 AM 886 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. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

6 comments so far

View helluvawreck's profile


22669 posts in 2283 days

#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

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

16763 posts in 2522 days

#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!!

View BobWemm's profile


1723 posts in 1343 days

#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.

View Cliff 's profile


854 posts in 1141 days

#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.

View branch's profile


1107 posts in 2571 days

#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


View peteg's profile


3804 posts in 2240 days

#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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics