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Project by Bob Collins posted 01-22-2016 06:10 AM 2460 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are different versions of ribbons made using the scroll saw. Once again thanks to Spencer for passing on
his method to me it sure beats trying to glue up many separate staves as with my earlier ribbons. Pic 1 I added some red gum to see if a pattern could be achieved (needs working on), Pic 2 an Orb Pic 3 reverse Orb Pic 4 ribbon and bowl Pic 5 ribbon Pic 6 a Mobius, with this one I used the recommended number of pieces but glued up out of sequence and luckily it joined up perfectly. I used marine plywood as it gives a good continuous pattern (if done right) and finished with coats of Danish Oil.

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

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#1 posted 01-22-2016 06:33 AM

Bob, Your Ribbons are getting more spectacular with each project…...I had a good look on Zoom and can’t decide which is my favourite….Number three is very eye catching with the figure eight shape, then when I go back to the others they are all eye catching!!!! Each has great symmetry and easy on the eye when following the shape and curves. The red gum is a nice touch….good pattern too.



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

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#2 posted 01-22-2016 08:23 AM

Stunning Bob, I mean the Ribbon mate. Sorry, the devil made me do it.
I really admire these ribbons. Great job.


-- 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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#3 posted 01-22-2016 08:59 AM

I like ALL of them! I believe you are having a lot of fun with these, Bob. Keep ‘em comin’!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 01-22-2016 10:59 AM

My that’s clever and effective….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 01-22-2016 12:40 PM

Just awesome.

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#6 posted 01-22-2016 01:29 PM

just awesome – I use plywood in several of my items. Not ready to try ribbon tho – way beyond me

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 01-22-2016 02:37 PM

These are really wild. Definitely art work.

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

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#8 posted 01-22-2016 03:57 PM

Nice work, Bob.

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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#9 posted 01-22-2016 07:15 PM

hi bob looks like you are having a lot off fun making all those ribbons
very nice they are too i like them

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#10 posted 01-22-2016 07:32 PM

Hi Bob

You have done IT again, another masterpiece

-- NSBruce

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#11 posted 01-22-2016 08:45 PM

Pretty tricky stuff mate, you’re certainly on a role with these intriguing twists n turns

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

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#12 posted 01-22-2016 08:59 PM

Every time I look at your work, I admire your imagination and then wish I would do a better job on my work.

Great creation sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 01-22-2016 10:27 PM

Stunning job. It make me thinking how far you can go with plywood creations, with you there is no limit. You inspire me to try at least one of these ribbons. I’m not sure if I’m able to do it. Congratulations.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#14 posted 01-23-2016 02:02 AM

wow amazing work, keep it going your doing a great justice to the craft.

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#15 posted 01-23-2016 02:30 AM

That must take a lot of scrollwork. Nice work.

-- Tom D

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