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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-26-2016 01:05 PM 1359 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Mobius Ribbon is based on the 8 pointed star, cut on the scroll saw using the bowl from a board method and
consists of 2 half bowls and 10 quarter bowls, hand sanded and stained with a mixture of Mahogany and mentholated spirits and finished with a couple of coats of polyurethane. I used 1/2” plywood and cut the bowl sections at 45 degrees, there are 3 layers and each layer needed 28 tight cuts at the points and after numerous attempts, a lot of blades, a pile of reject sections I eventually got there with minimum burning on the points. Took days for the gluing the sections together and with luck and some bending the final fit was OK. Never again, although I have another one cut at a different angle that has yet to be sanded. This is one of my entries in show held in Melbourne early next month. My other entries are 2 multi wood shells on a stand and a Mobius Ribbon with horses carved in it.

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

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#1 posted 08-26-2016 01:11 PM

Wow! I think that’s about all there is to say about this. Wow!

-- Ted

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#2 posted 08-26-2016 01:36 PM

This is simply amazing. Way above my caliber. Best of luck at the show Bob.

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

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#3 posted 08-26-2016 01:46 PM

Geez Bob, you sure are a sucker for PUNISHMENT. That is awesome Mate. I admire your patience, skill and dedication.
Thanks for sharing this.


-- 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 08-26-2016 01:50 PM

oh my gosh !!

-- 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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#5 posted 08-26-2016 02:51 PM

Kicking it up just one more notch again eh Bob?
Very well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 08-26-2016 02:57 PM

WOW …......what a work of art ….....GREAT JOB


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#7 posted 08-26-2016 03:08 PM

You have the coolest ideas Bob. Well done.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 08-26-2016 03:33 PM

WOW, that blows my mind, Bob! Just excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 08-26-2016 06:09 PM

That is a real eye catcher. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 08-26-2016 08:03 PM

Bob The Mesmerizer.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 08-26-2016 09:59 PM

Bloody hell mate this is getting to the real tricky stage for sure, wouldn’t want to try & assemble this after a few beers, hats of to you Bud & all the best with the show with all your entries

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

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#12 posted 08-26-2016 10:18 PM

Incredible piece of not just woodworking skill then you take the bar and kick it up,to a whole different level !

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#13 posted 08-27-2016 01:26 AM

Nice job!

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#14 posted 08-27-2016 08:42 AM

That’s a brain teaser, for sure, Bob! Never say ‘Never’, my friend. :-)
Thanks for sharing. Hope they don’t toss this one at the competition!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 08-27-2016 10:18 AM

G’day Bob…....Absolutely superb!!!!! There are some great angle shots in those photos which gives a different view each time. The base looks good as well Bob.

All the best at the Show in Melbourne.



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

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