Wood Art #6: Now that's some joinery!

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 02-09-2010 03:21 PM 1748 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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impossible joint

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-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 02-09-2010 05:10 PM

That is some serious joinery. Looks like one of my edge glue joints from early in my woodworking days. Just kidding!

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#2 posted 02-09-2010 05:18 PM

Thats super cool!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 05:30 PM

I know there is a dovetail in there somewhere!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#4 posted 02-09-2010 05:42 PM

Oh my god…. I see nails – - – - call the joinery police!

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#5 posted 02-09-2010 06:43 PM

Photo shop

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-10-2010 05:29 AM

It could be photoshopped. But he also could have inlayed a piece of wood of a different grain orientation on the upper right hand corner of the top block to make the illusion that there is a block behind the closer block. That paired with a specific camera angle completes the illusion.

I would be disappointed id the answer answer is as simple as photoshopping a photo

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#7 posted 02-10-2010 04:17 PM

i wish i could see the other side

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 02-10-2010 04:25 PM

This technique might come in handy if you needed a bench that also served as a lamp post :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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