Cone Ribbon

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Project by peteg posted 07-21-2014 03:13 AM 2741 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We downsized & moved house last Dec’, always something to do when you move, so, it has taken me till now to get rid of all those jobs, (unless there is another list I don’t know about)
Finally I have a shop up n running with a bit of fine tuning to go.

First up I thought I would carry on with some of these mind game pieces, this is actually an easy one to get back into it. They refer to these as a Cone ribbon. The timber is Blackwood, it stands about 90mm tall (3.5” )

any comment welcome

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

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 03:22 AM

That is really cool. Do you have a blog on how to make one??

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

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 03:27 AM

Now I want to be a turner when I grow up…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 04:13 AM

great job mate. good to see that you are back in business.

-- Dave -

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 04:56 AM

Good to see you back into it Pete, nice turning and great finish on the wood.

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

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 05:06 AM

Turning magic!
You do amazing stuff Pete ….... all the time.
Welcome back.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 07-21-2014 05:23 AM

Mind Games are fun. Wish I knew how to make some.
Great job.
Glad you are back.
Watch out for that hidden LIST!!!!!!


-- 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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#7 posted 07-21-2014 05:56 AM

Thanks Guys,
Jim, I never thought to take some pics along the way, the next one is a bit trickier :)

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

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 06:49 AM

Hello Peteg

Very impressive piece of wood an very original also

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 07-21-2014 07:41 AM

I like this trick and I’m waiting for the next one, the trickier.

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

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#10 posted 07-21-2014 10:13 AM

WILD! glad you got moved and are now back in the shop.

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#11 posted 07-21-2014 10:44 AM


This is a real pleasure to look at.

Was it turned? Since the first image shows a flat surface out of plane from the also flat base, I wouldn’t think of the final form you show could be turned. But, hey, I’ve been shown to be wrong at least once before.

Thanks for sharing this.

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#12 posted 07-21-2014 12:03 PM

Amazing! It’s good to see you posting again.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#13 posted 07-21-2014 12:08 PM

Dang Pete, that is impressive.
Sigh…. someday….

It is a beautiful piece.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 07-21-2014 02:48 PM

Hi Pete
Nice to see you back in action .
That is a very interesting piece and as I was looking at it it brought back memories of a round newel post with a dropping spiral cap that that flowed into the handrail .
It was a real head scratcher and we wound up cutting it from a solid piece with a saw with two guys following a line on both sides .
This looks to me that you turned a ring to a symmetric triangular profile and then split it in half and attached them at a 90 DEG. swing and capped the ends with another turning .
How close am I ?


-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 07-21-2014 03:24 PM

This isn’t meant to be sarky, but does it DO something?
I mean is it part of something or a decoration?
I never saw one before and I’m just wondering.


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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