Optical Illusion Board

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Project by SwainCustoms posted 08-01-2012 05:59 PM 3077 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time trying my hand at one of the optical illusion boards. I think It came out alright, if I had gone smaller on the outside squares it would have given it more of that warped look. After I get the hang of this one where I can really make it pop, I would like to try the convergence board, one that looks like everything is falling into the center of the board. Let me know if you have any advice on these types of boards or other designs I can give a go.

-- Zach @

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 07:29 PM

Good looking board. I need to try that pattern.
Here is another illusion you can check out.

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 07:46 PM

Way cool SASmith def going to try that one out never seen it before

-- Zach @

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#3 posted 08-01-2012 08:44 PM

That happens to me too. When I use wet wood and too much clamping pressure. For real that is a cool board, thanks for showing.

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#4 posted 08-01-2012 10:11 PM

Nice work…...I look forward to your “falling into” board.

You do great work and I am sure it will be so with that too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 08-01-2012 11:07 PM

Nice effect. I too am looking forward to seeing the fallen into board!

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 08-01-2012 11:25 PM

That sure is different. I had a hard time focusing on it!!

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

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 02:51 AM

I like this one one very much …
try one of the weaving boards. Better yet do a batch of 10. Good way to use up a pile of offcuts.
see below
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and with the shorty short end pieces make these
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#8 posted 08-02-2012 02:54 AM

very cool board ,like it got to try this soon

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