Basket Illusions

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  1. Jean-Louis Meynier

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    My first basket illusions following David Nittmann techniques and the YouTube videos of Harvey Meyer. Thank you Harvey for your YouTube videos.
    My 3rd and 4th Basket Illusions following Jim Adkins tutorial from 2011. Thank you Jim for a well done tutorial.
     

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  2. Mike Johnson

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    Very Nice!
     
  3. Bill Boehme

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    Welcome to the AAW forum Jean-Louis. Your work is quite impressive for a new turner. Unfortunately, in the process of merging your two posts together, I somehow deleted the attachments. My mistake for not first making a backup copy. You can edit your post by clicking the word Edit. If you need more help in editing the post please let me know.
     
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  4. Jean-Louis Meynier

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    Thank you Bill! Your Gallery is very nice. Thank you for fixing my error. I cannot open the files.
     
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    Unfortunately, I tried to do some fine tuning and broke it. See my post above. My sincere apology.
     
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    I cannot open the files. You need to repost them.
     
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    It's all my fault. I accidentally deleted them in the process of merging a couple posts.
     
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    Thank you Mike!
     
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    It's done. Thank you again for your help Bill.
     
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    Took awhile to find out how to see them on my computer.......very nice work.

    Bill does some very nice basket illusions, as well.......

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  11. Jean-Louis Meynier

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    Thank you Odie! You are right, I saw the ones Bill did, they are very nice.
     
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    Those are beautiful. Very well done.
     
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    Thank you William!
     
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    I am in the process of making another basket illusion. I did the turning and beading early this year. I am just now starting to do the pyrography. I received a new bead burning pen yesterday to replace one that burned out. If you haven't tried the Optima #21 bead burning pen yet, I feel like it is the best by far.
     
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    Bill have you tried pens that Harvey Meyer sells. They may come from Optima I don't remember.
     
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    Originally the best (probably the only) bead burning pens were made by Detail Master and it was a special design that Jim Adkins had them make. When they went out of business I started a discussion on WoW with Harvey Meyer and several others who did basket illusion pieces. There were some other options that were tried and turned out to be unsatisfactory. Harvey took the initiative and discussed the issue with Pat at PJL (Optima). Harvey sent them a beaded sample that was done with the D-Way beading tool. Pat sawed it in half so that he could get a profile and that is how the Optima bead burning pen design was born. It turned out to be better than the Detail Master design, although not as durable in my experience.
     
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    Bill, I used the 3mm bead tip from Razertip (Canada), but I modified it to fit my beads. I am trying to duplicate the Native American Indian basket that are a bit flat on the top of the bead. A tip cost $9.75 and works fine for me, I do not need to press hard to burn.
     
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    The first basket illusion piece that I made after attending a David Nittmann demo had flat top beads and I did all the burning with a skew tipped burning pen. That was a lot of work and discouraged me from doing any more illusion pieces for several years. :D

    If you try the D-Way beading tool and the Optima pen I think that you will be very pleased with the realistic end result. I use Copic inks which is what Jim Adkins uses. I don't recall what ink Harvey Meyer uses. I like the Copic inks because they aren't completely opaque.
     
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    I use Faber Castell PITT artist pen: Black-M,F,S,XS, Sanguine-B,M,F,S and Sepia-S,B.
     
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