Originally Posted by Davecam48
Man that is just beautiful!! I was just thinking that if you had those plates cut in coloured acryillic and sandwiched between clear top and backs then you have a virtually unlimited set of designs all original. What you are doing is fantastic but if they are all clear will they stand out, and will it look too busy? I think you might have to leave the cut edges unpolished to give each cut definition.
Just my 2cents worth! I think its a winner!
Yup, that's why I'm obsessing about a uniform router finish throughout. If I polished the edges, there's a chance the effect would become practically invisible. What I'm hoping for is for it to not really be noticeable from directly front on, but any movement from side to side will reveal the gears. I'm not all that keen on the coloured acrylic, but I'm thinking next time I might do one in smoky acrylic.. That should produce a nice layered effect that could be fun to play with.
I hope it does look busy though. That's really the general idea