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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 02-18-2011 06:57 PM 1179 reads 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest and possibly last foray into the world of miniature box making. Hence the name Omega, the last letter in the greek alphabet. I am posting this as a blog as I am extremely nervous about how the separation cut will go and I want a record of it in case anything goes wrong. If all goes well this will be posted as a project. If not then this is it!
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This picture shows the sides, top and bottom material and the lipping (if I get that far)
The sides (I always make spares) are 8.5mm wide x 10mm high x 1.5mm thick. When assembled the box, at present, is 13mm high x 10mm x 10mm. When the separation cut is done the final size is planned to be 10mm x 10mm x 10mm. For all you imperial people thats 4/10” on a side. The total volume will be 1cc (cubic centimetre) or 0.06 cubic inches (just over 1/16 of a cubic inch). Heres some more pics of the build
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Two sides joined
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All four sides joined and the bottom on.
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Top and bottom on
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Trimmed with metric rule in the background
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With a cotton bud for a sense of scale. Well at least theres a record of my work so far.

Be seeing you.

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



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mpounders

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 07:16 PM

Man, that’s tiny! I’m not sure my camera is that good, much less my eyes!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 07:18 PM

Awesome!—-As always

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 07:27 PM

Mike, I’m using a magnifying lamp for this one. Plus I’m getting the most out of my new glasses before they wear out!

Thanks, Kent.

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

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 07:34 PM

Martyn,
Your explorations into the world of the miniature boggle my mind. I have enough trouble with big. Working this small requires a whole new set of challenges and a new mindset. I never tire of your work.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 07:44 PM

Hey Martyn, can you blow up the photos. My microscope is broke. What’s the next project, a wrist watch case? lol
I bet you have a case of eye strain after this. lol Rand

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 07:45 PM

Your new glasses you got not too long back must really be good! Holy Moley, Martyn! I like this one a lot! What a challenge this must have been! You always seem to bring things to a new level of excellence! Fantastic!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dez

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 07:50 PM

Cool design! Way too small for me to try, as bad as my fumble fingers are I would drop and loose it for sure!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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mafe

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 08:04 PM

You are wonderful.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 08:20 PM

Update

Top seperation cut successful

Now to post the project

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

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lanwater

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 08:23 PM

Impressive! that’s all I can think off.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 02-18-2011 08:27 PM

Amazing work Martyn. I think if you try to go any smaller we would be fishing you out of drug rehab. Your nerves have to be about shot. My eyes are not as bad as my hearing. Did I hear a “Who” in that box?

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 02-18-2011 08:28 PM

David, very probably! The ‘who’ that is.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 02-18-2011 08:33 PM

You must have had to drink decaf tea before making that cut Martyn! (And do some serious meditating!) Bravo!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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lilredweldingrod

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#14 posted 02-18-2011 09:11 PM

Amazing! Now I gotta see the hinge and clasp. lol

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#15 posted 02-18-2011 09:44 PM

You are the man.

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

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