Scroll saw Mobius Ribbon with carvings

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Project by Bob Collins posted 03-23-2016 10:47 AM 2457 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As promised this is the last one, has been a great journey with the Mobius Ribbons thanks to SawTooth1953
and I have enjoyed the experience. I have enclosed some photos of the process and hope you can follow. I am surprised that LJ’s who have shown interest in the Mobius Ribbon have not visited SawTooth’s pages or if they did have not bothered to comment are asked questions on his creation which he created in 2012.

For this Mobius you will need 2 in no 1/2 bowls and 10 in no 1/4 bowls, it is best to mark all sections before cutting.
Using 1/2 board and cutting 1/2” wide rings you cut on the scroll saw at 45 degrees.

Sanding of the sections is all that is required before gluing together, as stated prior this is SawTooth’s baby so if you want to know in what order to glue I’ll get you to ask him.

With the additional scroll sawing of the figures I found it best to work on the inside of the section, found it easier to drill the entry holes and do the scroll sawing. The carving I did using the dremel and various burrs.

Hope this helps, always open for questions.

Did I tell you I found a new way to do bowls from a board with carving. Cheers.

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

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#1 posted 03-23-2016 10:59 AM

Oh my goodness me Bob….you patience and craftsmanship is so up there sir…magnificent!!

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

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 12:20 PM

Hi Bob

Another beautiful piece of art, love it with the carvings. I presume this one is off to brighten up someone elses home. keep the creations coming


-- NSBruce

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Ronald G Campbell

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#3 posted 03-23-2016 12:50 PM

Bob thanks for showing the process Might have to try this

-- Ron Campbell

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#4 posted 03-23-2016 03:14 PM

Bob. you make some “crazy stuff”. Keep up the good works.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 03-23-2016 03:24 PM

I still see a lot of beauty and work in these but still don’t understand them enough to try it. My mind wants to stay in retirement mode too much. Nice work Bob.

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

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#6 posted 03-23-2016 04:47 PM

Beautiful once again Bob, I wish I had your patience and skill.
Thanks for sharing these and I have enjoyed seeing them.


-- 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 03-23-2016 06:23 PM

Awesome. Thanks for sharing the details on how you did this piece of art. I do consider this a piece of artwork.

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#8 posted 03-23-2016 06:54 PM

You are a man of great patience & skill Bob, I don’t have a scroll saw now but I can see many who do being tempted to “have a go” thanks to your shared plans
well done bud

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

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#9 posted 03-24-2016 12:31 AM

That is out of this world. Great work.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#10 posted 03-24-2016 03:51 AM

Bob, Incredible work!!!!! I am again very impressed with your Artistic abilities…..not only is the Mobius Ribbon a smooth work of Art but the figures you carve and combine with the Ribbon are so superb!!!!!! First the Dogs and now the Horses!!!!! Come on Bob…....there will have to be another one in the near future….Surprise Us!!

Thanks also for the very clear instruction process.

Great Work Mate.


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

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#11 posted 03-24-2016 12:06 PM

Wow! Bob. It’s so enjoyable to see the work flow. Does carving the pieces before gluing up make the glue up process more of a challenge?

Thanks for sharing this fine piece.

Have a great day.

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Sam Shakouri

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#12 posted 03-24-2016 06:35 PM

For sure patience, skill and design were taken to the limit to produce such a project. Thank you for sharing.

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

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 03-24-2016 10:49 PM

Thanks for the remarks these were enjoyable to make. Russ, much easier to do the carvings first, found it easier to glue the carved pieces as I was able to get a mini clamp to hold the pieces together. Cliff, I have some cut ready to go but will have a rest for awhile but keep an eye out for the KOKOPILI man.

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

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