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cafe illusion cheese board (but the illusion didn't work that well)

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Project by moshel posted 03-13-2012 11:44 PM 1602 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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i originally thought of making this endgrain, but ended up thinking it would be too complex because of the “mortar”. could be done but have to glue a layer of oak on top of the board after the first glueup.

for some reason the illusion is not very good. its actually much better in the picture than in real life. i wonder why….

black walnut, nz maple and oak, finish shellac with poly on top.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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degoose

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 12:00 AM

Nice but I don’t remember there being any vertical ‘mortar’

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patron

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 12:04 AM

it does look a little wobbly

just not the way i have seen it

larry may be right
the verticals might be interfering

how about larry’s new hat
looks like he is swiss
maybe going to buy a bank there
to store all the money he makes lol

-- 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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moshel

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 12:10 AM

if you look at the thumbnail view on the pictures, the illusion is really strong
must be something with the proportions? size?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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patron

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 12:25 AM

you may be right
i looked at some others
and the best ones have less ‘mortar’
and are longer
in relation to the width
of the board
(i think)

-- 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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daltxguy

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 12:56 AM

makes me dizzy looking at it.
I think it must be size of the mortar – it’s less apparent in the thumbnail and so the effect is greater.
This is one you will have to mount on a wall at the end of a very long room!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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SPalm

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 12:21 PM

Nice. Welcome to the dark side.

Looks good from here.
Maybe the colors should be switched and the mortar should be the dark color ?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 01:08 PM

Its all in here , somewhere. The main thing is the luminance of the mortar line must lie between that of the light and dark blocks. Horizontal grain direction would also help as well as a slightly thinner mortar line. You’ve made a good go at it though.

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

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 03-14-2012 03:02 PM

Nice work, Looks good and bet you get even better at it next time.

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

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 01:53 AM

Looks Good, Its making me sleepy…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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