Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Gravity Warp Illusion Art Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Einstein's general theory of relativity explains gravity as a distortion of space (or more precisely, spacetime) caused by the presence of matter or energy. A massive object generates a gravitational field by warping the geometry of the surrounding spacetime. (Dude was smart but I hear he was not much good on a scroll saw.)

This optical illusion is my attempt at showing massive objects warping spacetime. I'm not sure this helps explain the general theory of relativity but I think it looks cool.

There are two layers of 1/4" thick Baltic birch plywood. The back layer is painted black for contrast. 

This pattern is easier to cut if you cut the interior sphere first. When you are cutting the thinner parts of the pattern it can help to keep your fingers close to the blade. This supports the weak spots and prevents breakage.

Simply Wooden Creations Whirligig Contest Entries:

All the entries for 2019 Simply Wooden Creations Whirligig Contest have been submitted. The winners will be announced this weekend.  

This year the entries were the most creative yet. Choosing a winner will be tough for the judges.

If you click the link above it will take you to the playlist of all the video entries. There are 10 videos plus the introduction video. 

Good luck to the contestants. 

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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