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Vortex -optical illusion

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Project by SawTooth1953 posted 10-07-2017 06:09 AM 1303 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 2 views of a project I donated to a charitable fundraiser. The pattern came from Pinterest. I modified the pattern a little for better cutting and altered the size to 8.5” x 11”. I cut it on the scroll saw in 1/4” oak, and finished with 2 coats of Busch Oil. I mounted it on a plywood backboard, which was painted black and fitted it to a 10” x 13” black frame.

I can’t tell if I like the vertical or the horizontal orientation more. It’s almost like whichever one I look at first and see the 3D illusion, then looking at the other one looks even more vivid. (In an informal survey, more people like the vertical.)

-- Spence in Skokie, IL





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-07-2017 11:18 AM

That’s really cool!!!!!!!!!! I love it. I like the vertical orientation better because the wide ends of the cut our are on the top and bottom.

cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 10-07-2017 01:52 PM

Beautiful in either way. Very steady hands, extreme hand eye coordination!

-- TomB

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#3 posted 10-07-2017 02:37 PM

Very well cut and presented. Looks good either way to me.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 10-07-2017 02:38 PM

This is a beautiful plaque and a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 10-07-2017 03:26 PM

VERY VERY NICE!!
I like the vertical best. You could call it either “Infinity Squared” or shortest “Wormhole” in the universe.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#6 posted 10-07-2017 04:14 PM

A unique project a real challenge to the eye and brain, well done.

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#7 posted 10-07-2017 08:06 PM

I really like the design and the black backer board really sets it off. Any chance you would share the pattern? Thanks

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 10-07-2017 10:05 PM

That’s really cool

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 10-08-2017 03:34 AM

A true winding of the mind.
That is a nice piece of work!
I like it.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 10-08-2017 05:34 AM

It’s realy mindblowing. Outstanding scrollsaw work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-08-2017 08:28 AM

That is a real beauty Spencer. Great scroll sawing. I liked the Vertical until I viewed the horizontal but have now swung back to the Vertical for it’s cleaner lines. Damn nice either way. Congrats on DT3.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 10-08-2017 08:58 AM

Congratulations on a beauty. I like the Vertical best, don’t know why, but that’s my opinion.
Great job.

Bob

-- 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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SawTooth1953

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#13 posted 10-08-2017 01:24 PM

Bob C, I see the vertical and horizontal slightly different, too, but keep in mind I posted the same pic of the same cutting with one pic rotated 90deg…so cleaner lines must be part of the optical illusion. :) At any rate, vertical is favored more by a long shot.

Ampeater, thanks for name ideas.

Everybody else, thanks for the kind words.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#14 posted 10-09-2017 11:06 AM

A real eye ball turner. well done,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 10-22-2017 07:54 PM

Splendid

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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