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Project by shopdog posted 1650 days ago 2642 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To me, MC Esher’s tessellated drawings epitomize yin/yang in art. As a woodworker, I frequently use walnut and maple as the yin/yang of (American) hardwoods. I had fun scrolling these trivets.
Thanks for viewing.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 1650 days ago

definitely “parts of the whole”.
Nicely done

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David Craig

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#2 posted 1650 days ago

Great work. Very nice interpretation of Escher in wooden form. You are right, his work is the essence of yin/yang.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Dudley

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#3 posted 1650 days ago

Too delicate for my skills. I like um. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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mtkate

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#4 posted 1650 days ago

Love the geckos

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1650 days ago

Super design Really nice .Just to cool.

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 1649 days ago

Absolutely splendid work!

I need to know was each piece done separately or did you do one piece and use a router or something to duplicate it? I would love to copy this – I am a huge Escher fan and the walnut/maple combination I use a lot as well.

Thanks for sharing!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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shopdog

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#7 posted 1649 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

Bob,

I take a 3/8”x 6”x6” piece of maple, and one of walnut, and sandwich them together. I use 5/8”, 18 gauge brads, and clear packing tape. Then you scroll cut the pattern and fit them together, mating 1 piece from the top, with an adjoining piece from the bottom. Does that make sense?
The pieces don’t stay together like a puzzle, so I super glue them together.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Loucarb

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#8 posted 1649 days ago

Great job & a great entry for the contest.

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blockhead

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#9 posted 1643 days ago

I love MC Eschers work. I never thought about replicating it with woodworking. Very nice job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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smoke

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#10 posted 1598 days ago

i’m a fan of escher and of your work…do you have more plans with other works of his?

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shopdog

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#11 posted 1598 days ago

smoke,
I’ve adapted a few more of Escher’s drawings into plans, but I haven’t gotten to them yet. I need to mill up some more walnut and maple. I did one out of baltic birch, but there’s no contrast, unless I stain them.
I thought that I had posted them already. I’ll put them up.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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