Basket illusion

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Project by sapwood posted 01-02-2020 01:37 AM 778 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

inspired by Jullian project , my first attempt at beading work on lathe. Started with a furniture coach leg blank which was given to me and I thought I’d practice. Didn’t realize how much time it would take. 1/8” beading tool, woodburn (made my own tips from brass tubing formed to fit cheap woodburner), india ink markers, shellac, then flat spray finish.
Watched Harvey Meyer Basket Illusion youtube to find techniques.

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#1 posted 01-02-2020 01:55 AM

Sapwood, that looks great. I don’t have the patience to try to make one. It doesn’t look like a first try. Keep up the good work.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#2 posted 01-02-2020 11:52 AM

An excellent job

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#3 posted 01-02-2020 12:03 PM

That is impressive

-- Petey

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#4 posted 01-02-2020 03:48 PM


-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 01-03-2020 12:20 AM

man that is just gorgeous,i dont know who’s better at basket illusion you or your mentor.incredible work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 01-03-2020 12:47 AM

i can only imagine how steady hand this takes simply beautiful GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 01-03-2020 03:51 AM

You did a great job. Now it time to start the second one.

-- Julian

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#8 posted 01-03-2020 06:06 PM

WOW! That is awesome…..can’t even begin to know how much time you have in that! Well done, thanks for showing!

-- Mike

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#9 posted 01-04-2020 04:20 PM

Looks great. Having done a small one myself, I know how time consuming coloring in the pattern is.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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