Illusion Plate

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-28-2020 10:12 PM 693 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a plate I turned to the Illusion pattern created by LJ Mustanger…Thanks, George.

It is made from Cherry, white oak, chestnut and walnut. The black line next to the outer rim is Jet inlay!

It finished at 9 1/4” x 1 1/4” high and is finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed

I’ve added some process shots below of making the ring to fit the piece.

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

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#1 posted 06-28-2020 10:37 PM

That is neat Jim! Like those illusion projects. Sure a conversation piece looking at all that grain and wood patterns. Have never tried one myself but may someday.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 06-28-2020 11:13 PM

Fine work all around. I really does look like an illusion.

-- James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 06-28-2020 11:19 PM

That turned out real good Jim. Very accurate work every step of the way. The ring looks perfect!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 06-28-2020 11:24 PM

That amazing!

Really like the turning setup tp hold the plate.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-28-2020 11:47 PM

bad ass jim !!!!

-- 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 06-28-2020 11:57 PM

Mind blown!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 06-29-2020 12:04 AM

That is wicked cool Jim. Moving my head around makes everything on the plate move too. Upside down it looks like a perforated pie.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 06-29-2020 12:06 AM

takes a different look in bowl/plate form – I like the way you did the outer walnut ring

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 06-29-2020 12:47 AM

If you stare at it long enough, it takes on a 3-D effect. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#10 posted 06-29-2020 01:08 AM

Very Cool!

-- 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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#11 posted 06-29-2020 01:40 AM

Very impressive. That is a an amazing hypnoplate.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 06-29-2020 03:52 AM

Like this one Jim, time-consuming but well worth the effort. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#13 posted 06-29-2020 05:36 AM

Illusion is realy astonish. So awesome plate and pattern!... and the way you made it…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 06-29-2020 06:55 AM

Nice piece. Kudos to both of you for the wonderful pattern. Usually you see these as a cutting board, whatever happened on the lathe, that burnished look on the end grain, makes it pretty special. You can see the tyloses on the WO, pretty neat. That third pic in is magnificent.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#15 posted 06-29-2020 09:42 AM

Wow this is really cool!

-- Petey

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