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Project by Bob Collins posted 148 days ago 1808 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 2 narrow shells achieved while playing around with the angles and number of wedges used. Increasing the scroll saw table angle by a couple of degrees after the 3rd twirl opened the last twirl to much.
I used old oregan an are approx. 8” diam and a bit over 2” width. I used more wedges and each shell has
4 twists or twirls whatever you want to call them, with more wedges and varying the angles the shell could be never ending. These are only a proto type and a learning process.

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





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Cliff

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#1 posted 148 days ago

Very nice Bob. That little Stand/Base looks really good too. I am always amazed how you get that slow delicate curl. The wood you made the Base from blends in very well too. Somehow I think you really nailed the natural colour of the ply this time….the blend of the natural ply is nice and shiny and just moves with the curl perfectly.
Excellent Work!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 148 days ago

That’s freakin AWESOME Bob.
I don’t think you need much more experimenting, you have it and it is really good.
Thank you for showing.

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.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 148 days ago

You have an awesome imagination. Love the creativity behind these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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TonyWard

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#4 posted 148 days ago

Bob you’ve excelled again, when you get the formula right will you use solid timber?

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 148 days ago

A true work of art! A real beauty!

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#6 posted 148 days ago

You have jumped a very wide step in using ply wood and gave it future expectation in present time.
Congratulations, Bob.

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

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steve_in_ohio

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#7 posted 148 days ago

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 148 days ago

Wow Bob this one is amazing. It is a progression from the first one to this one, each one if more refined than the one before….excellent work.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Ronald G Campbell

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#9 posted 148 days ago

Yes I do agree with every one you make they get better looking. This on is just beautiful. I would agree that maybe a black base would make the shell jump or pop. Are these plywood. It looks more like pine. Maybe one of these you try some dye on. I could experiment with these for ever. Great piece.
Ron

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

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 148 days ago

This is beautiful and very nicely done.

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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mmh

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#11 posted 148 days ago

These are so wonderfully cool! Keep on making them, as you are on a roll and each one has it’s own character.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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PaulDoug

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#12 posted 148 days ago

I just don’t get how you figure something like that out! It is awesome.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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peteg

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#13 posted 147 days ago

You’re getting real good at these Bob, I like the expanding roll out look to this piece.
Well done mate
Pete

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

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Cliff

197 posts in 322 days


#14 posted 147 days ago

Bob, just had a look at the daily top 15…...WOW Mate!!!! Number 3 is right up there!!!!! Just had to send this message. Again I say well done…...... I Dips Me Lid!!!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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majuvla

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#15 posted 147 days ago

Verry demanding project! Excellent work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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