The Impossible Cube

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Project by mustanger posted 12-06-2018 02:01 PM 1063 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woods: Larch, Walnut and Yellowheart.

Backer: Maple.

Frame: White Oak.

Finish: Danish Oil.

-- Third Armored Division - Spearhead

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#1 posted 12-06-2018 02:38 PM

Beautiful work.

-- ~Daniel

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#2 posted 12-06-2018 02:44 PM

Impossible and incredible!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-06-2018 03:40 PM

Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-06-2018 04:28 PM

I saw this and thought “Hey – that one can be made for real!” CAD took about 20 minutes.

A few carefully placed dowels (maybe brass or clear plastic) can provide structure…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 12-06-2018 05:00 PM

My first impression was the same – that this figure could be built – but I have my doubts. It’s a nice creation.

-- Phil Allin - Ventura, CA

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#6 posted 12-06-2018 05:08 PM

Very cool!


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

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#7 posted 12-06-2018 07:15 PM

I believe this is possible to make … but why make it?
Besides that, it would probably not be as satisfying as this project!
Nice selection of wood and grains, nice project!

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

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#8 posted 12-06-2018 09:35 PM

Yeah, I’m not interested in making one, but it could be a stand for a modern style end table with a glass top. Still this project is better!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 12-06-2018 11:41 PM

That’s really cool. The 3D effect is very strong; the cube seems to jump out of the screen.

-- Ron Stewart

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#10 posted 12-07-2018 11:39 AM

Very nice and well made.


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#11 posted 12-07-2018 02:26 PM

Very nicely done…

I like it a lot

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#12 posted 12-08-2018 07:27 AM

I believe this is my new favorite of your work. It’s tough picking from so many grand slams which was best.

Anyhow, very nice, and thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 12-08-2018 06:22 PM

Beautiful marquetry, mustanger. I see not optical illusion tricks in the cube shape, so I’m sure something like that could be built. It would require very strong joinery to keep the overhanging segments from looking saggy. It would be easy to prove the concept by bending a long piece of wire into the shape. Maybe I’ll try to do that this weekend sometime.

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