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Project by tomd posted 01-24-2010 09:30 PM 2780 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen these and have wanted to try one. This is a basket illusion made of cherry, paint and finished with lacquer. 16 inch in diameter.

-- Tom D





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okwoodshop

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 09:51 PM

Very nice , how do you do this? how big is it? great work!

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reggiek

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 10:04 PM

I love these….ever since seeing the work by Lincoln Seitzman (then seeing an article on him in the AAW Journal)....they are definitely on my list of items to experiment with….You did a great job on this one…very realistic….I was thinking about trying one with a woodburner….instead of ink….but will have to get my burner fixed first….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Kate

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 10:08 PM

Looks great.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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OutPutter

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 10:24 PM

Well I’m sure it’s me but I don’t get it. Either the illusion is so complete or … oh well.

-- Jim

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Bob Areddy

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 11:02 PM

I don’t get it either. What exactly are we looking at?

-- --Bob http://www.areddy.net/wood

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reggiek

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 02:19 AM

Hmmm…great Illusion then!.....This is a lathe turned platter out of cherry wood (Using Tom’s description above). The plate is then marked with ink and paint to make it look like it is a woven basket….It is really all in the markings you make…..if you do them right…the item does not look like it is wood but woven….An Artist named Lincoln Seitzman is more or less the master of these and some of his work is so good you would absolutely swear it is a basket not a woodturning….

Tom…you pulled out a beauty.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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tomd

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 03:21 AM

Reggiek, thank you, but maybe I didn’t explain it enough. True it is a turned wooden plate then beads are turned in two directions, around and across to give the illusion of a weaving, the paint is only decorative.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 03:30 AM

Interesting can’t wait for more details.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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savannah505

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 04:25 AM

very cool work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 05:11 AM

interesting work….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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OutPutter

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#11 posted 01-25-2010 10:44 AM

Tom, what do you mean by beads? I still don’t understand what you’ve got there. Maybe a picture from a different angle would help?

-- Jim

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tomd

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#12 posted 01-25-2010 05:35 PM

Jim, I am in the process of making another and I will photograph the process, it will probably be several weeks till it is finished. I will then post it, take a look when I do, I hope to clarify the project. Thanks Tom.

-- Tom D

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mynoblebear

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#13 posted 01-25-2010 07:41 PM

Well done basket illusion keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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OutPutter

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#14 posted 01-26-2010 12:34 AM

Ok Tom, if you can’t explain it any better for several weeks, I guess I’ll have to wait. Such is the nature of art I suppose. Oh well…

-- Jim

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tomd

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#15 posted 01-26-2010 08:15 PM

Jim, if you need an immediate answer go to www.davidnittman.com. His web site describes how he does it, my method is only slightly different.

-- Tom D

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