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Finally succeeded in getting this ribbon to join up and mounted on a piece of red gum root. The piercing was done with my faithful Dremel set 30,000rpm. First coated with Tung Oil, then rub-on-poly and finally sprayed with spray-on poly. This was to be a practice piece using some old Oregon wood but it came up OK with the piercing and color. The bow was cut with the scrollsaw experimenting with angles, lots of wood wasted but this one will do the job. Is 450mm high and 300mm across. If you are going to try doing a ribbon just be patient and be prepared to spend a fair bit of time. Enjoy, for instructions on ribbons check my earlier projects for
Malcolm Tibbets web site.

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I would have to say a pretty spectacular effort there Bob !

Just out of interest when you finished did you check all your fingers and nails out for any stray holes.

Its got to be a bit tricky to photograph as well, You have done a great job as well not a blurr anywhere!

Humour: Have you now given any thought of taking up a career as a Dentist !!!
 

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I am totally amazed…Very interesting and what patience went into making it.
 

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Thanks guys, have to admit Robert, I left a bit of blood on the work bench. Bit late for a career change besides wood doesn't scream.
 

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That is one sweet piece, Bob!! I love it….
 

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Absolutely gorgeous. You are very talented Bob.
So what's next mate?
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Thanks for sharing.

Bob.
 

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Thanks Jim, glad you liked it. Bob, another practice run and then hopefully be successful using some decent wood or else try and catch up to you with your great segmenting. Been watching the cricket, good to see Smith got the ton.
 

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You make the extraordinary look so easy with your skill level. Expanding your horizon seems to be the route you are on. Excellent work Bob.
 

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Excellent work Bob.
Tricky enough to get the ribbon just right, but all the detail work really makes this one special.
 

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SO, you are not only a good woodturner. You are multi talented man as well.
 

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This is your best yet Bob, man there's a few hours in this one, That man Tibbets can drive you bananas :) fabulous mate
Pete
 

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Bob, you said you left a little blood on the workbench. My wife says it isn't a project until I have bled on it. So far no drastic accidents but the little buggers have a way of getting you. BTW that is a lovely piece of work.
 

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These things blow me away, Bob. Workbench blood: okay. Rule 1: Don't get blood on the wood.
 

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Very, very cool. The detail is spectacular.
 

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... besides wood doesn t scream.

- Bob Collins
In this case it would be cheering, Bob! Congratulations on your first…union(?)! Must of been very exciting when that last section slid into place. Question: do you pierce the sections before you do final assembly? Thanks for sharing.
 

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Bob, a Work of Art….The natural swirl of the ribbon flows really well. The bow sit just right and sets off the piece nicely. Nice balance with the red gum root.

Regards,

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Thanks for all the comments. Candy, I pierced after it was assembled and luckily only lost some blood. Don't know what would be worst, make an error after completion or doing the piercing in batches and it not joining up.
Numbering the sections after a trial union and then piercing might work, will give it a go. Thanks for the congrats hopefully the next union will go easier.
 

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Adding the bow to this kind of ribbon is an interesting touch…and it is a very interesting bow. I've seen wood bows before, but this is the most flowing bow I've seen. The execution is extraordinary. Is the method very different from the usual wood ribbons? (Cutting parts on scroll saw, then shaping and assembling into the bow.)
 

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SawTooth1953 hope the PM covers all you queries.
 
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