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Bandsaw boxes #1: The Eyes Have It

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 03-27-2010 10:51 PM 1876 reads 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Inspired by the work of Patron I have recently rescued my bandsaw from its dusty corner of the workshop and have produced this pattern. I intend to use it as a box top but might just frame it and hang it on a wall as a picture. I think it looks like a pair of eyes, hence the title.

Heres how its made

1. Take four square slices of timber; Ebony, Purpleheart, Yew and Sycamore of identical size.
2. Tape them together with double sided tape.
3. Cut your pattern.
4. Mix and match to create a pattern.
5. In this case the resulting pattern was sliced again to duplicate it.
6. Glue to a base board.
7. Finish. Sanding sealer with wax topcoat, to preserve colour and brightness contrast

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



7 comments so far

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CreekWoodworker

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#1 posted 03-28-2010 12:38 AM

That’s very cool. I got to try that with my bandsaw. Thanks for posting a description on how to do it.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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deon

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 02:11 AM

I like it. We have a lot in common and are nearer to each other than the average

-- Dreaming patterns

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Eagle1

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 11:39 AM

Nice pattern. I have been thinking about try some absrtact art for some boxes. After seeing the last couple of boxes on here, I think I will give it a try in the near future.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 01:27 PM

Nice. I love that Sycamore.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 04:14 PM

Thats it I’ve decided, after consulting she who must be obeyed, to hang this on the wall as is. Could this become a trend?

Mike (stefang), yes that cross-cut Sycamore does it for me, everytime.

Martyn

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

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patron

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 04:29 PM

works every time !

you honor me ,
but you honor yourself even more ,

working outside your comfort zone !

frame it ,
it will have more character .

-- 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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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 03-28-2010 04:31 PM

Thanks for the feedback Patron, but especially for the inspiration.

Martyn

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

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