Scroll saw Mobius with dog carvings

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Project by Bob Collins posted 03-16-2016 06:39 AM 1831 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not wanting to bore you guys with these Mobius projects but I am having fun and making lots of dollars. This went to a pet shop last week and I have already received orders for Horses (2), Cats, Birds and another dog one. I have the accurate cutting and gluing mastered and the 12 sections meet up perfectly. The figures in each section are scroll sawed and carved before joining up, sanded and finished with 2 coats of gloss polyurethene.
Still haven’t been able to convince the local scroll sawing fraternity that the Mobius ribbon can be done on the scroll saw so I posted the last one on WWW.SCROLLSAWVILLAGE and got some good comments for scroll sawing.
I used my last piece on Marine Plywood this one and will have Baltic Pine ply wood from now on.
Thanks again Spencer for showing me the way to do these Mobius Ribbons on the scroll saw.

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

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 07:37 AM

Again, BC. Mind blown.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 07:53 AM

That is amazing Bob. You never fail to amaze me.
More patience than I have, that’s for sure.


-- 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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#3 posted 03-16-2016 10:05 AM

Unbelievable .

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

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#4 posted 03-16-2016 10:42 AM

very cool

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#5 posted 03-16-2016 11:20 AM

Hi Bob

Another beautiful piece of art, love all the dogs int, it is nice to get some $$ for you work, I will be looking for the next piece of art


-- NSBruce

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#6 posted 03-16-2016 12:08 PM

I have to figure this out. You’re driving me mad with these.
They look great, I just can’t get my head around how you do it.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#7 posted 03-16-2016 01:56 PM

Bob, absolutely mind twisting. They are definitely one of a kind. Good to see profit coming from them.

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

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#8 posted 03-16-2016 02:45 PM

You are really stepping it up a möbius notch Bob.
It’s good to hear that you are cashing in on all this fun as well.
Good on ya mate!

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

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#9 posted 03-16-2016 08:27 PM

Phew Bob you’re on a magical roll with these babies mate, how much time in this one?
Always great when you get in a groove with a theme especially if there is some dollars to boot :)
great stuff Bud

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

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#10 posted 03-16-2016 08:30 PM

hi bob that looks fantastic great piece of art


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#11 posted 03-17-2016 05:24 AM

Bob, Great work!!!! The Mobius and carvings of Dogs are just superb….looking in zoom mode I could easily see the different breeds of dogs and some with stumpy tails and some with long tails. I think there was a German Shepherd there also. Amazing work!!! A true piece of Art!!!
You certainly have the Measuring/cutting/gluing down to a fine art and having lots of fun too.

Another great project Bob.



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

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#12 posted 03-17-2016 05:47 AM

Thanks a for the comments, promise I will only post one more Mobius project, they take to much time and would be the lowest paid job per hour but still a lot of fun. Pete, have no idea of time taken mate, I cut a bulk number of sections and then could have more than one going at a time, at the moment have 2 horse ones and a rose one going
but I will spare you all these. Pay isn’t that good either. Cliff, tried to get some different but the German Shepherd came out real good.

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

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#13 posted 03-17-2016 02:39 PM

Wonderful stuff, Bob.

I’d love to see some photos of you making one of these. They are really beautiful.

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#14 posted 03-17-2016 03:30 PM

Thanks for sharing this project Bob.

Here’s a link to the Malcolm Tibbets’ How-To article called <u>Twisted Possibilities</u> published in American Woodturner magazine Summer 2007 edition.

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#15 posted 03-17-2016 11:03 PM

Russ, the first Scroll saw Mobius was created by SawTooth1953 (check his page) in 2012 and passed on to me late last year by him (Spencer Bloom). The scrollsaw Mobius is based on M.Tibbett’s work and C.Rothman’s bowl from a board, the additional scroll sawing and carving was my idea. The beauty of this system is the limited number of sections and no need to put the bowls on the lathe, just sanding. Have a look at SawTooth’s Mobius’s, he covers the procedure well and I’m sure would give more info if contacted. Cheers.

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

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