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Project by Bob Collins posted 08-28-2016 12:41 AM 1248 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second entry for the Melbourne Show, I used plywood, purple heart and osage orange for the segments, sited on a piece of red gum stump with the final base of pine stained Cedar. Cut 78 segments for this project using the scroll saw. Based on Steve Garrison’s spiral shells but I used 15 wedges and varied the cutting angles.
At last years show I got a second for a plain plywood shell and hoping to go one better this year.

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





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crowie

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#1 posted 08-28-2016 12:52 AM

YEP – That’s got to be a First Prize

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

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NSBruce

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#2 posted 08-28-2016 12:56 AM

Hi Bob

Have to agree with Crowie on this one , I can’t anything other then first place
Bruce

-- NSBruce

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 08-28-2016 12:58 AM

Geez Bob, That is really stunning and most certainly deserves one better than last year.
I love the combination of colours.
Congratulations in advance.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Bob.

-- 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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Ronald G Campbell

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#4 posted 08-28-2016 01:29 AM

Bob those are outstanding pieces. Love the choice of wood. Base is spot on.
Well done. I would love to see those in person I am sure they are even better.
Ron

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

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#5 posted 08-28-2016 02:21 AM

Beautiful!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 08-28-2016 04:55 AM

i have always admired this type of project, but have never figured out the process. looks fantastic with the display,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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shipwright

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#7 posted 08-28-2016 05:00 AM

Gotta love plywood Bob. These are really nice and all the more so because of the”fine veneer work”.
:-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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majuvla

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#8 posted 08-28-2016 09:07 AM

Definately first place for those. Not only they look great, there is awesome natural look stand.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Cliff

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#9 posted 08-28-2016 11:02 AM

Geeeez Bob!!!!!! That is possibly your best ever so far….and they just keep getting better and better!!!!!

Great combination of woods with the colours and grains blending beautifully. That base is just right too Bob.

This has to be a show stopper in Melbourne.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-28-2016 12:06 PM

That is a beautiful piece, Bob. good luck at the show!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 08-28-2016 12:22 PM

Fantastic work bob..a definite top three!!@

-- marshall peterson, north carolina

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 08-28-2016 12:33 PM

Excellent and perfect choice for the show. Reminds me of walking on the beach. This will turn some heads. Good luck.

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

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#13 posted 08-28-2016 03:22 PM

Good luck! Nice!

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 08-28-2016 07:11 PM

Wow! Bob, this is very nice craftsmanship indeed. It’s absolutely beautiful.

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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Mark

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#15 posted 08-28-2016 09:06 PM

Very cool Bob. Get ‘er done.

-- Mark

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