Never tried something like this before and just by chance it came about .
My grandson and I were making a bandsaw project and one side of this shape appeared .
I got the inspiration for this project that has been in back of my mind for a while .
The plan was to mount a hard drive disk in some sort of a stand but the shape and material choices just did not come together until this appeared .
This is made from a nicely figured piece of red willow which has a fire and smoke look and a textured base made from artificial stone with the disk suspended by string and a textured walnut dowel .
No matter where the piece was placed to take pictures illusions appeared created by the disk which would almost be invisible by reflecting the foreground or appear to be partially hidden behind the wood , just some surprising visual effects .
The disk also gives a nice rig when tapped with my fingernail or a small metal object .