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    a third optical illusion board

    i decided to give this one a try. poor allen's eyes will never be the same.....
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    got back to it again today. took it out and sanded it flush, then recut the strips and glued back in the pattern for the illusion. back to it again next weekend.
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    there turned out to be one heck of a bow in it, but i managed to pretty much salvage it. lesson learned about cauls and clamping pressures. i gave it a quick coat of oil, and when the wife saw it, she had to have it. in both pics you can see quite clearly the optical illusion, wasn't sure it would show up while it was dry.
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    Cool board. Are you going to leave the edges staggered or trim them square?
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    leaving them staggered as it is part of the illusion. the parts that stick out look that much larger than the ones that don't, even though they are the same thickness.
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    Hey Dan, are those all end-grain to end-grain glue joints in the final board?
    I like the look, but I worry about the strength of those joints.
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    Looks great
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Wow. Makes my eyes flick back and forth in my head .
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