3D Illusion

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Project by Keith Hastings posted 11-25-2018 08:25 PM 1613 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3D Lidded bowl, the bowl is turned from Myall hardwood 130 mm in diameter x 75 mm high and the lid is made up of three timbers, they are Kahikatea, Kauri and Jarrah. Myall and Jarrah are Australian woods and the others are New Zealand natives. The 3D illusion is that the knob on the lid appears to be floating, can you see it?

Comments welcome.

-- Keith

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#1 posted 11-25-2018 11:03 PM

Nice work Keith.
Not only is the knob floating, it’s hard to tell if the lid is flat or curved.
Great illusion

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#2 posted 11-26-2018 12:51 AM

very fun to stare at … Welcome 2 LJ’s …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 11-26-2018 01:48 AM

Nice work. This I understand fully.

Thanks for posting, and congrats on the 3, but I’d rather think the elongated piece would have scored that.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 11-26-2018 02:55 AM

Wow. Very cool work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 11-26-2018 02:57 AM

Super nice job. Great looking 3D effect.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 11-26-2018 02:58 AM

Cool! I like it!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 11-26-2018 06:46 AM

Very effective, love it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 11-26-2018 10:55 AM

Very well done Keith.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 11-26-2018 12:36 PM

Looks awesome.


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#10 posted 11-26-2018 12:54 PM

Hey…....Is this some sort of black-magic???
Great project. You succeeded with the illusion perfectly.
Well done!

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 11-26-2018 01:32 PM

truly does look like it’s floating. Very clever. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#12 posted 11-26-2018 02:16 PM


-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#13 posted 11-26-2018 03:23 PM

amazing work

-- bambi

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#14 posted 11-26-2018 04:06 PM

That’s one crazy cool lid on a great bowl!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 11-26-2018 05:26 PM

Congrats on the DT3. Is that your design? It’s very interesting and should get peoples attention. Two projects and two DT3’s you’re on a roll.

-- John D, OP, KS

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