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Project by Phil32 posted 09-17-2018 07:47 PM 1224 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Is this an exercise in steam bending wood? No
This is a woodcarving of a mobius strip from a piece of 3/4” basswood. Since it has only one surface and one edge, the chip carving on the surface continues on both sides. It was sanded, sealed, and gel stained. The stain wiped off except in the chip carved pattern. It’s about 6 inches on each edge. It takes a narrow gouge to do the inside of the folds.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit! Likewise with woodworkers.





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#1 posted 09-17-2018 07:55 PM

Pretty slick chisel work, Nice piece.

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#2 posted 09-18-2018 01:17 AM

Impressive and clever.

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#3 posted 09-18-2018 12:54 PM

This piece is so creative and nicely done.

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#4 posted 09-18-2018 02:56 PM

Impressive. Very Impressive.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#5 posted 09-18-2018 03:07 PM

Well done, Phil! I did one of these, but without the chip carving – did you need any special tools to do the chip carving in the folds?

Claude

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#6 posted 09-18-2018 03:55 PM

Interesting, creative, fun…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-18-2018 04:48 PM



Well done, Phil! I did one of these, but without the chip carving – did you need any special tools to do the chip carving in the folds?

Claude

- ClaudeF


Claude – The chip carving stops at the fold on the inside. The chips on the outside get highly distorted. Phil

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit! Likewise with woodworkers.

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#8 posted 09-18-2018 08:16 PM

A well-deserved #1! Even Escher didn’t try to chip carve this.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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