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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 09-01-2011 02:36 AM 1493 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just have a thought on this design.
Inspired by Martyn, this design is definitely requiring miterbox method. Like the ancient pyramids where the point and base rely on connecting points to points, there must be a reference corner that will act as a one. That means we have to connect all the 6 sides of the box in a point to point design. Take a look at the plan below:

The TOP LAYOUT…

THE PERSPECTIVE LOOKING AT THE TOP VIEW

THE PERSPECTIVE LOOKING AT THE BOTTOM VIEW. This has given me a lot of thought how to connect those points and close it for integration. Well the posibility of impossibility will always stand.

HOPE, I can do these in flesh… Maybe veeners..
Anyone is free to copy and if you want an sketchup.. send me a pm.

-- Bert



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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 04:08 AM

“I think” Martyn would be proud. WOW!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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degoose

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 04:38 AM

Now that is something to which to aspire …

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patron

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 04:44 AM

very nice bert

the impossible
should be easy

you have made it simple to do
in block form
then slice off the parts
and rearrange to make the box

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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BertFlores58

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 05:20 AM

Thanks to all of you. It was just my imagination while spending my freetime.

David, You gave me a tip how to do it. I can extend those rays-like portion to make the board wider, then later when completed, cut at 45 deg (using miter saw) where those point intersects. The bottom part is the biggest problem as it will be cut diagonally and will be 8 pieces in all 45deg triangles. Question? What if I will use a 3/16” plywood? Right now I have: white maple from Norway crate (... not sure if it is a pine) and the black could be reddish brown Mahogany (leftover from panel doors) plywood. Baseboard can be made of 1/8 mahogany plywood which is also available. That could be alright I think however I am not sure of the strength using plywood in a miter joint box.

-- Bert

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patron

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 05:31 AM

if the joints are tight
and the glue is good

it should work just fine

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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lilredweldingrod

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#6 posted 09-01-2011 06:09 AM

Have I explained what you and Martyn are doing to the optic lobes of my brain? lol After staring at this for a while, I have trouble wheeling away in a straight line. I wonder if I can get a ticket for operating a wheelchair under the visual influence of Martyn and Bert? lol You guys are just too much. Keep ‘em coming.

Our best to you and Agnes.

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BertFlores58

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#7 posted 09-01-2011 06:25 AM

LOL Rand… A nice lunch I am having at office… You are a good dessert..
Well … before you sleep.. I have something for you to get a dreamy night…

or a much better bed like weave….

Thanks and God Bless,

-- Bert

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 09-01-2011 11:48 AM

I like that a lot, Bert. It has an Eqyptian feel to it.

Due to the large number of very acute angles veneering would be the easier method. That you could do on top of a traditionally made butt jointed box.

Its either that or cut the pattern for one half of the side, very thick and re-saw it eleven times so that you have 12 pieces and re-arrange them to make the pattern as David (Patron) has said. That way you’d need something like EZ Mitre to complete it.

Lots of luck with building it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BertFlores58

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#9 posted 09-01-2011 12:52 PM

Thanks Martyn. The fact that this will be my first challenging veneering work, then it will be exciting. I got brown and white veneers available and only my handskill and time will be required.
But up to now it will be on the pipeline. Cheers,

-- Bert

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#10 posted 09-01-2011 04:36 PM

Looks amazing Bert. I’ll be watching for the build.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#11 posted 09-02-2011 03:16 AM

Excellent idea Bert, gonna be amazing box project again from you.

Subscribed!!

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