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Project by lumberdustjohn posted 1455 days ago 81077 views 42 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third and best attemp at Martyn’s Impossible.
Follow his blog for the assembly process.

Clamp and glue up is accomplished with the help of my Wife, Debbie.

I have rounded over the edges of the final assembly to use as a table top.
The wood is Maple, Walnut and Cherry and measures approx 20 inches square.

I wiped it down with Canola oil for the pictures. It will get a clear coat after a table base is made.

All of the wood is from scrap cut offs from a local stair manufacturer.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 1455 days ago

No way that this is possible to do with wood.Outstanding!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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patron

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#2 posted 1455 days ago

wow john !

that was fast ,

from what should i do next
to starship .

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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dustbunny

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#3 posted 1455 days ago

Fantastic work !
It’s a real mind bender.
Getting better every time : )

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Sawdust2

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#4 posted 1455 days ago

What a great illusion.
When I first saw the precise arrow cuts I was impressed.
Then I looked at the other piece and saw that it looked like pieces inserted inside blocks.
Then I went back to your showpiece and saw the Escher-like essence of the top.
Just fantastic!
Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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lumberdustjohn

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#5 posted 1455 days ago

David,
This one was done a week ago also.
When I loaded the others up I couldn’t find the pictures of this one.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Maveric777

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#6 posted 1455 days ago

Outstanding work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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SPalm

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#7 posted 1455 days ago

Yikes. That is fantastic. I am speechless.
Very nice cutting and gluing. I can relate to the problems you encountered.
I need to ask my wife for help next time.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 1455 days ago

OUTSTANDING..AWESOME & FANTASTIC

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 1455 days ago

This is looking seriously good, John.
Well done for persisting with it I think it has been really worthwhile.
I’d say the result is better than mine.
Very well done. That glue-up is a real bitch isn’t it. You can relax now, lol.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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lumberdustjohn

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#10 posted 1455 days ago

Yes, glue up was not fun.
Some pieces fight til the end.
Others get lost in the confusion.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 1455 days ago

Very Cool, Excellent Job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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dakremer

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#12 posted 1455 days ago

that is crazy!! you are crazy! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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BritBoxmaker

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#13 posted 1455 days ago

John. I admire your persistance and skill.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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scrounger

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#14 posted 1455 days ago

Fantastic! Great job, the workmanship really stands out and those of us who try any of the 3/d type illusions know the difficulty in the cutting, fitting and glue up. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 1455 days ago

Wow!!!

I was staring at the close-up and all of a sudden it jumped off the screen in 3-D. Amazing!

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

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