Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mobius Bagel Odyssey

My daughter Jodie posted this challenge on her Facebook wall on Friday.

Cut a Bagel into Linked Rings
I've been thinking about it ever since. I even dreamed about it last night.

How to Cut a Mobius Bagel
Click the link above to learn more
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So this morning I popped over to the nearest bakery to purchase some bagels that weren't pre-sliced. Then I set to work.

Setting up the tools

Scoring the Quadrants

Scoring Points A, B, C and D

Scoring the Cutting Line

Beginning to Cut

The First Through-Cut

First Half Complete

Completing the Cutting

Gently Pulling the Rings Apart

Uh, Something Went Wrong Here

So, back to the drawing board. I realized my mistake. I thought I was to cut completely through from the outside of the bagel into the center hole to make the cuts. Then I realized that wouldn't make two rings, it made the bagel into the infinity symbol. So I started again. This time I marked all the cutting lines on both sides of the bagel.

Marking the Bagel with a Sharpie
(guess I won't be eating this one)

Rethinking My Tools
Pumpkin Carving Knives!

Cut Only Half Way Through
to the Interior of the Bagel

First Cut Complete

Finishing the Second Cut

Gently Separating the Bagel

Tweaking the Through-Cuts


Bagel Links

Lady of the Rings

So, how did YOU spend 2-1/2 hours on this cold Sunday morning?

1 comment:

Jodie Davaz said...

BRILLIANT, Mom! I'm so excited for you. :D