Jump to content


Photo

"illusion" Bevels


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Tod Beall

Tod Beall

    Daily Mirror Owner

  • Glasser
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,632 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Massachusetts just west of Brimfield
  • Interests:Mostly flat glass. I started with sg over 30 years ago. I also collect books about sg. Please visit Beall Glass Studio on Face Book.

Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:54 AM

Our old friend Dennis Swan has been playing with an (somewhat) old idea: creating the illusion of a 3-D box shape from a piece of sheet glass. He uses 1/4 and thicker sheet glass and bevels two edges on each side. We all have drawn illusion boxes on paper with two off-set, but overlapping squares and lines connecting the corners. Here's Dennis' take:

http://www.beveledgl...komoBevels.html

The image in the lower left is my favorite on the page. It's made from a fused blank.

Dennis did not invent this technique but is exploring it. There are some great examples of these bevels in Carl Powell's work: http://www.carlglasspowell.com/

I thought you'd enjoy this diversion - Tod


#2 Boris_USA

Boris_USA

    Lampman

  • Assistant Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,611 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eastern Shore of Maryland USA
  • Interests:Way too Many...

Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:36 PM

QUOTE(Tod Beall @ Apr 16 2008, 09:54 AM) View Post
Our old friend Dennis Swan has been playing with an (somewhat) old idea: creating the illusion of a 3-D box shape from a piece of sheet glass. He uses 1/4 and thicker sheet glass and bevels two edges on each side. We all have drawn illusion boxes on paper with two off-set, but overlapping squares and lines connecting the corners. Here's Dennis' take:

http://www.beveledgl...komoBevels.html

The image in the lower left is my favorite on the page. It's made from a fused blank.

Dennis did not invent this technique but is exploring it. There are some great examples of these bevels in Carl Powell's work: http://www.carlglasspowell.com/

I thought you'd enjoy this diversion - Tod



Neat. Thanks


#3 Chantal

Chantal

    Prophet

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,794 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Montreal
  • Interests:Orchids, gardening, badminton, drawing stained glass patterns, bird feeding, webmastering.

Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:14 PM

They are really great. Dennis should have a price list on his website ;-)

#4 Tod Beall

Tod Beall

    Daily Mirror Owner

  • Glasser
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,632 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Massachusetts just west of Brimfield
  • Interests:Mostly flat glass. I started with sg over 30 years ago. I also collect books about sg. Please visit Beall Glass Studio on Face Book.

Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:27 PM

One really interesting feature of these bevels is that, with the squares and rectangles, for example, only two adjacent edges are on the work surface and the opposite two edges are 1/4 or 3/8 inch up in the air. They require some creative problem solving when fabricating. Of course, here copper foil would probably be a logical method for assembly since it's more topographically forgiving.
- Tod

#5 iaff84

iaff84

    New Neighbour

  • Glasser
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Muncie, Indiana

Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE(Chantal @ Apr 16 2008, 11:14 PM) View Post
They are really great. Dennis should have a price list on his website ;-)


Chantal, Every bevel is different, not made up in advance to sell. I guess these are a not "by the inch" type bevel, I enjoy them and will will work with several others to see where they can take them. Tod and several others have got past the flash of them and I feel we may all be suprised with the results. Dennis





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users