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Escher's Flying Horses

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Project by Phil32 posted 10-24-2018 07:39 PM 1556 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The original design for this carving “in-the-round” was an untitled façade Escher designed for a school building in the Hague, Netherlands, a tessellation of flying horses – the light & dark shapes fit together in a repeating pattern. The 3D carving is butternut, 2” x 4” x 11” with the pattern repeating on four sides, separating into two figures at the top. The dark figures were stained and the entire carving finished with water-based polyacrylic.

Photos: #1 – top figure, #2 – the pattern, #3 – overall carving, #4 – upper portion, #5 lower portion, #6 – closeup of pattern.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.





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#1 posted 10-24-2018 10:04 PM

Gorgeous work.

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#2 posted 10-25-2018 01:54 AM

Another clever work. :)

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#3 posted 10-25-2018 04:33 AM

Which way did they go, the posse asks?

Nice job Phil. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 10-25-2018 05:59 AM

Incredible!

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#5 posted 10-25-2018 12:17 PM

Like always, nicely done Phil!

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#6 posted 10-25-2018 01:35 PM

Wild! I might get this good before I die.

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#7 posted 10-25-2018 08:24 PM

Great carving, Phil!

Claude

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