MC Escher lizard cheese board...

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Project by degoose posted 07-25-2014 10:50 AM 2950 views 6 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished the cheeseboard by adding a Jarrah border..and several coats of teak oil finish…
You can read the blog here.....
last pic shows how they fit after cutting…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 07-25-2014 11:01 AM

Very nice Larry.
The boarder really finishes this off.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-25-2014 11:48 AM

Too cool Larry.
Luv it.


-- 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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#3 posted 07-25-2014 12:02 PM

That’s really neat, Larry. I agree with Steve…. the border really finishes it off nicely.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 07-25-2014 12:08 PM

Very unique piece thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 07-25-2014 12:17 PM

Looks like a piece o art

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 07-25-2014 12:28 PM

Looks great Larry. I looked up tessalations on the net and found out a little about how these designs are developed. Apparently the designs are not predetermined. It begins with a basic geometric shape which is pulled into different directions until it resembled something and then the resemblance is further refined using the same method until the design finished. this is a tutorial for kids to show how to do it in case anyone is interested in trying it out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 07-25-2014 02:30 PM

SWEET! Lizards in a cage.
thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#8 posted 07-25-2014 02:34 PM

Pretty cool Larry. Something like this based on Escher’s tesselations has been on my list for a while. The concept really lends itself to packet cut marquetry.
Yours certainly makes for a very impressive board.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#9 posted 07-25-2014 03:26 PM

Great work. I would love to see you do it with other critters as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 07-25-2014 03:40 PM

very impressive work. luv it

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#11 posted 07-25-2014 04:02 PM

The interlocking lizard pattern is very cool!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 07-25-2014 04:11 PM

That’s some beautiful work and it looks like a “bear” of a glue up.
I saw this same pattern on the walkway at Mama’s Fish House Restaurant on Maui. Link (I didn’t take this picture). I thought it was pretty amazing then and this is even MORE amazing!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#13 posted 07-25-2014 04:56 PM

From a big MCE fan, that is amazing. I really like it!

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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#14 posted 07-25-2014 11:54 PM

Thats wild!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 07-26-2014 12:46 AM

this is really quite impressive, i was a little concerned with the glue up as the ends being burned, but this looks really great, i hope it finds success for the shop…how about some bears next time:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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