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Project by BertFlores58 posted 04-08-2014 02:41 AM 2537 views 9 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What should I do with this board? The symmetry is simple but I could not make it into a box. Just let it be a board to remember the the April fools.

Actually, the illusion is great… a 4 flatforms that floats (or sinks) endlessly.

Size: 12 inches x 12 inches
Center spiral is so difficult that I have to glue piece by piece … so small.. the actual size is 1.14 inch square.
Wood: narra(squares), bamboo(white), kamagong(black rhomus), balitadtad (brown rhombus), ipil(red rhombus)
glue: evostik

Skills:
USE OF MITER BOX—cutting using a back saw with miter box.
USE OF PLANE WITH THICKNESSER—I made a simple guide rail for the jack plane to have even thickness.
USE OF SHOOTING BOARD—finally the correct width can be done by planing
USE OF PLANE GRANITE BOARD—gluing is the pieces can be done using a granite flat base. the glue will not stick and keep the board as tight and flat while gluing.
USE OF DREMEL—to clean and regroove the rabetting
USE OF BAND SANDING AND GRINDING—I don’t have a sanding machine…. so it is good to have alternative.

If you have some suggestion on what to do with this board, please suggest. Meantime, it will remain as placemat for laptop… The rabbets gives an area for cooling.

Hope you like the board.
Have a nice day.

-- Bert





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 04-08-2014 02:47 AM

Amazing work.

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#2 posted 04-08-2014 02:54 AM

Fantastic….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 04-08-2014 03:21 AM

Nicely done! Looks like your really into the perception of the work LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 04-08-2014 03:57 AM

It’s alive! At first it appeared to moving.
Nice job, looks like a lot of work.

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

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shipwright

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#5 posted 04-08-2014 04:39 AM

Wonderful illusion Bert. Frame it and hang it on the wall. This is art.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 04-08-2014 06:32 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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xraydav

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#7 posted 04-08-2014 07:16 AM

Your work is amazing. if it were mine, I would inlay it into a coffee table top so that everyone who came to my house would see it.

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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#8 posted 04-08-2014 07:57 AM

Wowza that is great! Very cool.

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

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#9 posted 04-08-2014 10:50 AM

I’d call it wall art..has great sensation of movement. but a small table top would be sensational too. It is a great design and well executed. It’s striking.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 04-08-2014 11:08 AM

That is absolutely stunning, Bert! What a beautiful piece! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 04-08-2014 12:06 PM

wow, very cool design, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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#12 posted 04-08-2014 12:09 PM

Some really nice work there Bert and it sure does fool the eye too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SPalm

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#13 posted 04-08-2014 12:20 PM

Sweet one Bert.
Leave it as a laptop holder sound good to me.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BertFlores58

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#14 posted 04-08-2014 01:42 PM

THANKS TO ALL! The spiral design of black and white can be a done in a triangle or pentagon. I noticed that squares and other 4 sided figures are limited in illusions. I agree that it is much better to hang it on the wall.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 04-08-2014 01:42 PM

Great design! Hang it on the wall.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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