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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Lack Hacking


One day, I rested my lizard spiral pattern on my lack side table and an idea was born. I scaled up the spiral, found a fourth colour of 'Antique Pine', so I could add a plain/white border around the edge of the image and I was ready to laser cut and assemble. As usual I had to cut 3 different colour sets at once and then assemble them all back together, so now I have 3 Escher side tables floating around my house.

This item is not available for sale.


Each lizard was individually laser cut in the 3 different colours.


I sanded the top of the lack table to key the surface of the table and help the glue stick to it. The border was rather large so I split it into 4 parts to go round the edge of the table.


The four largest lizards interlock nicely with the border and hold it in place while the glue sets. Afterwards it's easiest to build up the lizards in rings working towards the centre. Once you're at the middle you can fit the centre piece with a little bit of wiggling





6 comments:

  1. Are you planning to varnish or lacquer it?

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    1. Yes, I intend to varnish it once I figure out how to make the rest of the lizard sit flat. Currently I'm left gluing the edges down 1 lizard at a time :)

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  2. Ever thought about selling these?

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    1. I have but as I found out recently the Escher estate still still holds the copyright to all of Eschers artworks so you should be very careful about which Escher pieces you buy as a lot of the art on Etsy is actually illegal.

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  3. Now you just need to impregnate it with a heavy coating of wood lacquer and it will be the perfect Lack-er end-table, eh?

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