I have been out for quite a period. I was attending trainings and I have very limited time to work with woods.
Here are some of my latest adventures. ALL OF THEM HAVE UNIQUE ILLUSIONS.
ELEVATED BRICK WORKS.
Nothing unusual on this design but just make boarders that looks like a shadow, The bricks are narra parquet and the red shadow is IPIL and the white is LAUAN. All Philippine wood.
The plan is to use this board as the top of the bedside table of a laptop… well it will be whatever it will be but the illusion of an elevated bricks will always be there.
A BLOCK WITHIN A BLOCK
A cube illusion is easy to do using a 60×30 degree rhombus. Just like the one used for tumbling blocks. Here is the beauty in taking photos rather than explaining it in words.
Actually, I have very limited ebony solid pieces (black). The yellow (jackfruit) are just left over from the banduria that I had used. Aside from this, I have several leftover of those rhombus that has no use already. So therefore, I have to laminate (meaning stack and glue the ebony to the rhombus to make the black pieces) the pieces to form the desired combination. At first it was really tiring to complete the required pieces which is 12×7 pieces.
The backside is not as good as I expect so…. I have made some covering veneers with design.
The last but not the least… the most exciting part is to use my last bit of green wood pieces. It was exciting to find out that I still have some green pieces left over. To make it more, I rip it into 1/8” thick and laminate it with the narra wood (not all… I use other pieces like lauan) The yellow still the jackfruit that was leftover in my musical restoration work. The red is ipil. This time, the red and yellow were laminated to each other. I just flip it to make the real combination whether it will be yellow or red.
The flipside pattern….
It is up to all readers how do you react on the other variation that I made with the famous illusion… the tumbling blocks. It is still there but the blocks are interlaced with each other just like a jackstone.
The plan is to make a hexagonal box so I had made 6 pieces more for the sides..
This is how the sides will be joined together.
This is how the top will be joined with the sides.
Of course, Z-miter method of Martyn (Britboxmaker) will be appropriate for this box. But until now, I don’t have the 60 deg mitering router bit. I will think of the other way how to cut the sides. Last time, I cut it with 45 degree chamfering bit but it was so difficult to make the caulking pieces to fill up the gaps…. here is the link of that… THE CAULKING WAY.
So, here I am again, doing the same old habit, hobby I should say. This is a nice way to be back again.
Till this time….
Hope this will add more encouragement to the woodworkers and think of a better way to do it… your way. My way is quite hard and not on mass production.
Thanks for reading.