Scroll saw ply wood pointed star mobius ribbon

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Project by Bob Collins posted 04-12-2016 05:37 AM 1792 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was told by my mentor that if I ever completed this 8 pointed star mobius ribbon I would be the first person ever to do it on the scroll saw. The original suggestion was a 6 pointed star but using 1/2 and 1/4 sections I found this not possible so went for the 8 points which made the 1/4 sections even. This is my second attempt (the first and last) not being a great scroll sawer I stumbled when cutting the inner points and have more pieces in the bin that on the project. Sorry I didn’t take photos along the way as I did not expect it to join up, 2 in no. halves and 10 in no. 1/4
sections were used but I could reconstruct a rough one from the miss fits in anyone is interested.

Once again the bowl from a board method was used, each section has 4 rings or whatever approximately 1/2” wide and below are a couple of pics of the glued up sections, see a psychiatrist I you ever think of doing one.
1 of each section

2 halves 10 quarters

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

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 04-12-2016 06:10 AM

Very High Arte, Bob. So high, I get a crick in my neck looking at it.

-- Mark

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 04-12-2016 07:45 AM

OWCH…..It’s scary this time. Patience and wisdom are needed.

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

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 07:52 AM

Great work, hats off to you scrollers, I have to patience for it. Mine is dusty

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 08:24 AM

I have to admire your tenacity Bob.
Nothing more than brilliant.
Thanks for sharing.


-- 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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#5 posted 04-12-2016 09:33 AM

Bob, FIRST CLASS!!!!!!! I have been looking at it on zoom…..the image I get is something alive. working through the 6 pictures it could bee seen to be coming alive and then pose proudly on the stand.
The stand is nice and subtle, it is there like a shadow and doing what it’s meant to do and not distracting the viewer from the Mobius. Good choice of stain too Bob.
Wow! What a Project!!!



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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-12-2016 12:25 PM

Bob, that is just amazing! You are turning into a first class artist with your new pieces!!
Nice work…................Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 04-12-2016 12:45 PM

Brilliant work, it does look like something you may see in a shrinks office.
You will be getting Cliff and Sheila excited !!
Dont drop it again! and obviously the fish are not biting over there yet!
When does that Leeuwin Current run?

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 04-12-2016 02:04 PM

Bob, between you and us, you have left a building and never turned back. Your advancement in these is amazing. Beautifully done.

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

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#9 posted 04-12-2016 09:13 PM

Still trying to get my head around the design & make $%^&*()_
real tricky artsy stuff Bob, guess it’s one of those pieces that just keeps going around in your head then suddenly BINGO go it

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

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#10 posted 04-14-2016 02:35 AM

Whoa! That is mind boggling.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 04-14-2016 03:42 PM

Woodworker love.

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