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Project by Bob Collins posted 01-24-2016 06:37 AM 1417 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jim asked on my previous post “what was the use of these Mobius Ribbons” well I played around with this one I had ready, added a red gum base, cut a couple of bowls from a board on the scroll saw and added so they could hold candy or whatever (I had jelly beans to put in these for the picture but the grandkids finished them off before hand) added a small glass vase and some plastic flowers. This one will be off to my Doctor’s reception room as she likes to leave candy out for her patients. Besides being a confusion piece of wood art it now has a practical use. Apologize for the background paper but it was left out overnight and the snails eat and crapped on it.
Sorry Jim the plywood grains don’t match on this one either but I’ll work on getting them right.

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

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#1 posted 01-24-2016 07:15 AM

grain may not match but it’s still a beautiful piece. Are you heating to bend the wood or using steam?

-- Stan, Southville, Ky

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#2 posted 01-24-2016 07:18 AM

That’s amazing, Bob. What a big brain you have.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 01-24-2016 07:49 AM

Wonderful. You are amazing mate.


-- 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 01-24-2016 08:05 AM

Neither Stan, they are done on the scroll saw cutting 1/2 and 1/4 bowls using the bowl from a board method, have a look at SawTooth1953’s page to get more information. Thanks for the comments Bob and Mark.

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

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#5 posted 01-24-2016 10:11 AM

G’day Bob…..I take my hat off …..that is spectacular!!!!!!! Well Done!!!!!!

You have got the Symmetry spot on…..the whole piece just glides together perfectly. Your Doctor will love this very practical and functional work of Art. Great Project!!!!



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

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#6 posted 01-24-2016 03:26 PM

This has to be one of the best candy dishes I’ve ever seen. I would have to put some fancy candy in there just to show it off. Excellent job Bob.

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

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#7 posted 01-24-2016 03:31 PM

Very cool Bob a unique project made by a unique process.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-24-2016 03:48 PM

Beautiful! It looks so fragile, Bob. I’m off to Read Sawtooth’s process (again)! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 01-24-2016 03:54 PM

Great looking piece. love the way it is pieced together. How many bowls was it.

-- Ron Campbell

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#10 posted 01-24-2016 07:26 PM

that ‘looks fantastic love the idea
might try one of those someday


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#11 posted 01-24-2016 08:08 PM

Very cool! A Möbius strip doesn’t need an excuse for its existence, though, especially if made of wood. Someday. =)

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 01-24-2016 08:48 PM

You’re a crafty old bugger Mate :) fabulous idea to enhance the main piece & add practicality to its end use.
Well done

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

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#13 posted 01-24-2016 10:40 PM

I must admit before seeing this I didn’t know what a Mobius Ribbon was. Great project.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#14 posted 01-24-2016 11:39 PM

Thanks for the comment, real encouragement. Pete, got to be crafty to keep in from of the others. Ron. The Mobius is made up of 10 1/4 bowls and 2 half bowls. If you go to SawTooth’s projects, Spencer made the first one in 2012 and has the how to do them covered, I am only his apprentice. Hope some of you try these they are a good
challenge, accuracy is a must but the biggest task is gluing the pieces up correctly.

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

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#15 posted 01-25-2016 03:22 AM

Now that I see a functional use for this I can appreciate the unique design and your talent in making it useful. Thanks for clarifying the project Hope my previous comments didn’t offend you

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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