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Project by Bob Collins posted 10-06-2018 06:27 AM 1413 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used 1/2” plywood for these two sculptures (sounds better than projects) pictures show front and back of each one.
Cutting on the scroll saw at 2 degrees and glues with Hide glue. With the front facing sections I rounded off the edges to bring out the plywood markings. I left the rear facing ones with their edges. Another fun project that leaves many an idea to come. These a good to get practice with scroll sawing. Cheers.

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

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#1 posted 10-06-2018 06:34 AM

You’ve done well Bob with the scroll saw, yes good practice.

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

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#2 posted 10-06-2018 06:41 AM

Looks like you are having fun with the scrollsaw, so keep the sculptures coming. Enjoy.
Don’t worry about John’s critique of your camera in comment #12 that he will post on 10-07-2018. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 10-06-2018 07:15 AM

Bob, great sculptures… I had a feeling you would enjoy these. Simple enough concept and very interesting results. As usual, you grasped the essence of it and ran with it. Good job.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#4 posted 10-06-2018 08:27 AM

Yet another great sculpture!

Makes me want to get the scroll saw out and purring away, but I still do not understand the concept.
I wonder could you post a “looking from above” picture for the dummy?

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 10-06-2018 08:58 AM

Rob, pics 2 and 4 show the layers better, a series of cuts at 2 – 3 degrees starting from the inner cut (smallest), you could do a multitude of patterns but for me the simpler was the best to start. With more practice I should be able to get the cuts more uniform and be a bit more adventurous. With pics 1 and 3 I flattened the surface with the Dremel and sanding. Have a go but it could be addictive.

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

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#6 posted 10-06-2018 11:44 AM

Great work Bob. Plywood provides a heap of options, hey!!!!


-- 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 10-06-2018 01:31 PM

WOW,....... the grain in that plywood is sure highlighted!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 10-06-2018 04:28 PM

This is great, it still amazes me how good old scrap plywood can look with a little TLC, it’s definitely addictive. Keep them coming

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#9 posted 10-06-2018 07:53 PM

Very nice pieces Bob, even though as you know, I just hate plywood and hide glue.


Very artistic!

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

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#10 posted 10-06-2018 07:58 PM

Boy you sure get some great results with that ply Bob. I like this lot :)

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

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#11 posted 10-07-2018 05:55 AM

Bob…DITTO AGAIN…..Fantastic work.



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

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#12 posted 10-07-2018 07:57 PM

Bob, your projects look interesting, but you really need a better camera.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#13 posted 10-08-2018 12:39 AM

Bob , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

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#14 posted 10-08-2018 02:21 PM

Interesting how the grain brings out the sculpture. Each piece has its own character. Very cool Bob.

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

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#15 posted 10-08-2018 09:03 PM

Thanks for the comments, a fun project with a with room to experiment. John D, OP, KS you could be right this time.

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

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