Carved Scrollsaw Mobius Ribbon

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Project by Bob Collins posted 04-14-2018 11:49 AM 1295 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t posted for some time but found the segments for this Mobius Ribbon hidden away and decided to massacre it by carving each 12 divisions before starting the task of trying to remember how it went together. The 2 1/2 bowls and 10 1/4 bowls are cut on the scrollsaw using the bowl from a board method, there are 5 layers of 1/2” plywood in each section. The figures are cut into each section on the scrollsaw, finished with the Dremel, sanded before assembling. To Shipwright, I used Hide Glue on the lot and agree with you that it makes life easier. The figures are an assortment of dogs, the finish is a coat of poly.

Found a great local market for pens and have been flat out keeping up stock for the weekly markets.


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

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#1 posted 04-14-2018 12:23 PM

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#2 posted 04-14-2018 01:40 PM

I’m trying to get a handle on this beautiful design but it’s too advanced for me. This would make anyone a dog lover. Well done Bob.

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

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#3 posted 04-14-2018 03:19 PM

That is an awesome piece of work I have been playing with various shapes to try and make strange curves that are enhanced by grain patterns using the scroll saw
Where did u get the pattern for the strip not sure I’m up to adding the figures yet but would love to try
Again in complete awe at that excellent

-- MJ. Scotland

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#4 posted 04-14-2018 05:43 PM

WOW, that is a beautiful piece, Bob. You are a real artist, not just a woodworker!!

cheers, my friend…...............Jim

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

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#5 posted 04-14-2018 09:18 PM

Boy this a bit of a head twister Bob, I can understand your comment on taking 5 to figure out how it goes together.
Special piece mate, very well done :)



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

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#6 posted 04-15-2018 01:37 AM

Great work Bob

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 04-15-2018 05:35 AM

Thanks all for your comments. Must get back into action, pens have taken over my life. Sold out of three lots of pens at today’s market, bolt action and bullet pens are big sellers and all types of fountain pens are gone. Need some of your elves to help me out Jim.

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

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#8 posted 04-15-2018 07:37 AM

WOW wow and wow, I can’t get my head around this Bob..
Such patience and precision, beautiful…well done indeed sir…

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

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#9 posted 04-15-2018 07:47 AM

Scrollsaw art at its best!!!!

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

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#10 posted 04-15-2018 10:10 AM


Great visual appeal and very clever carving….the entire Mobius flows really well. Nice finish and stand too.

Great Project!!!!!


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

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#11 posted 04-17-2018 12:49 AM

Damn! Late again… usual. Very nice work Bob. Your quite a talent. Glad to hear the craft fairs are working out for you.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 04-18-2018 11:11 PM

Love what you do with these ribbons, Bob! Remember to have fun while turning all of those pens!

-- God bless, Candy

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