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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-05-2015 12:35 PM 1250 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is similar to a previous project I posted awhile back and was sold to my doctor, she also wants this one . Didn’t quite get the format correct to hold the sphere so I altered the curl and added a couple of branches that has done the job, the sphere is free to roll. The piercing was done with my faithful Dremel running at approx. 25,000rpm the wood that is pierced I took back to approx. 1/4” thickness..

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





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#1 posted 08-05-2015 01:40 PM

Hi Bob what can I say, Just beautiful, very nice work

-- NSBruce

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#2 posted 08-05-2015 01:52 PM

Bob well done. Like the entire composition

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#3 posted 08-05-2015 07:36 PM

What a beauty Bob. Did you bend the wood before the piercing was completed? Please share with us just how you made it please.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 08-05-2015 08:42 PM

Oy, Bob. You’re an Artiste of the first order. What he said, “Please share with us just how you made it please.” (With three “pleases”, now, counting mine. A blog of the process would be most satisfactory.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 08-05-2015 11:48 PM

Way beyond what I could imagine. Excellent work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 08-06-2015 12:04 AM

Crazy Crazy stuff Bob, phew this would have taken a bit just to work out the development & movement, DT3 on show here, :)
cheers Pete

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

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#7 posted 08-06-2015 01:49 AM

Reminds me of a bit of underwater sea kelp, very fluid and lovely. Does it happen to rock on the pedestal, or is that stretching it too far? :-) Thanks for sharing, Bob.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 08-06-2015 01:56 AM

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#9 posted 08-06-2015 04:31 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 08-06-2015 09:08 AM

Thanks all. Lots of wood ribbons on Google, this resulted from using up the left over segments from my attempts at completing a ribbon (I finally got one to meet up and am in the process of piercing).
I like that Candy, I now have a name for it. Larry, no bending required, the segments are cut as staves and set up as 1/2 bowls. 1/4 bowls etc and set into a ribbon (have a look at Malcolm Tibbins on the net) I got completely out of whack with this one and shaped the whatevers. Lots of fun and hopefully will be able to post a complete one shortly.

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

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#11 posted 08-06-2015 11:16 AM

Bob, can you post a link for Malcolm Tibbins? I cannot seem to find anything on him.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 08-06-2015 11:28 AM

Is it, perhaps, Malcolm Tibbetts?

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 08-06-2015 01:15 PM

This is beautifully done. Congratulations, Bob.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#14 posted 08-06-2015 01:36 PM

Hi Candy, I got it wrong. Malcolm Tibbetts is the one on www.tohoeturner.com and if you go to his HOW TO and down to Twisted Possibilities you can get a print out on how to do the ribbons, the angles he uses for the staves etc.
I finally got a successful one but I used old wood but can hide it with piercing. Look forward to seeing your efforts if you do one. Cheers.

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

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CFrye

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#15 posted 08-06-2015 01:43 PM

Cool! I don’t think I’m quite that skilled…yet. I have yet to complete my first bowl LOL I can dream, though!!

-- God bless, Candy

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