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Project by kiefer posted 09-01-2014 12:21 AM 2802 views 10 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes an inspiration comes about just by paying attention to shapes that are created when working on another project and this is one of those .
I copied the shape and created this nice shape and by adding a base and dowel to suspend the hard drive disk .

This is made from a nicely figured piece of red willow which has a fire and smoke look and a textured base made from artificial stone with the disk suspended by string and a textured walnut dowel .
No matter where the piece was placed to take pictures illusions appeared created by the disk which would almost be invisible by reflecting the foreground or appear to be partially hidden behind the wood , just some surprising visual effects .
The disk also gives a nice rig when tapped with my fingernail or a small metal object .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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#1 posted 09-01-2014 12:27 AM

Nice piece sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 12:29 AM

very cool. The reflection of its surroundings is quite neat. You are right the disc disappears. Its a piece you could look at for sometime as you contemplate the cosmos.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 12:30 AM

Wow the Artist in you is emerging! What a beautiful piece what are you going to call it?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 12:43 AM

Thanks Tom
My wife loves it and has claimed it .

Thanks Peter
Yes this piece has me mesmerized with all the different images and looks and tonight I will play with it outside providing we have a clear sky and also I will play with artificial lighting or try to catch some lightening if we have a thunder storm.
This has me excited with all the unexpected images .

Thanks Andre
The title is ILLUSION but I have also thought of smoke and mirror and suspense and I sure mor will come to mind ,feel free to suggest a name .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 12:50 AM

Very nice Klaus! Nice touch with the hard disk too. Did you use a diamond bit to cut the hole in the disk?

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 09-01-2014 12:58 AM

You’re going to have to build another, based on this one. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 12:58 AM

Hi Tony
From what I have been able to learn about the disk is that most of them are made from aluminium that has a nickle or silver coating but the newer smaller version is made from some other material like a ceramic .
This one I drilled with a brad point bit with no problem but Caution is always the word when doing something like this .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#8 posted 09-01-2014 01:01 AM

Tom
You are right and the plan is to make several as the words I LIKE THAT are being spoken .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#9 posted 09-01-2014 01:09 AM

Klaus, I ave opened up a few hard drives and the disk’s all shattered when I hit them with a hammer. It was about the same as hitting a thin mirror. My thoughts were maybe they are made of some type of glass.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 09-01-2014 01:16 AM

Tony
The disks I have are from some a little older hard drives but you are right some of tem are made of something like a ceramic .
Where yous the newer smaller two and a half inch type ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#11 posted 09-01-2014 01:16 AM

Well made and well presented… and very unusual…

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

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#12 posted 09-01-2014 01:27 AM

Klaus,
Yes, the hard drives are 2.5” SATA hard drives that came out of laptops that were not too old. The disks were mirror like. The next time I need to destroy a bad drive I’ll try to drill a hole in the disk’s with one of my mini diamond hole saw bits. Your project has got my mind thinking. Maybe I can make wind chime or something with the ceramic disks instead of tossing them. :)

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#13 posted 09-01-2014 01:39 AM

Thus is really cool. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#14 posted 09-01-2014 02:25 AM

Cool, Klaus!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 09-01-2014 02:40 AM

Nice work of art.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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