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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 08-23-2011 08:44 PM 6886 reads 0 times favorited 63 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had hoped to leave this announcement until the relevant issue of Wood Magazine came out. However people have started to recognise my Zee box as being in the next (October) issue (I am told its due to be on the newsstands 11th October) along with an article on how to make it.

Strangely they (Wood Magazine) in the person of Lucas Peters approached me about featuring it. I thought it was the other way around, you submit stuff to them!. Oh well. This was way back in February as they have to plan months ahead. Someone at the magazine had spotted Zee here, on Lumberjocks.

That makes this one of those places to be seen. Good for Lumberjocks and us, this is a great place to be.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 08:46 PM

Great news, You deserve it a lot!!


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#2 posted 08-23-2011 08:47 PM

Congratulations Martyn!! Well Deserved!!
Hope you remember all us little people after you’re famous… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 08:50 PM

Mike I am one of the ‘little people’. I don’t think we are that little though judging by the big-hearted responses I get.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 08:51 PM

Hey Martyn – Good for you – and Congrats. That is so cool.
You are already totally famous to me.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 08:59 PM

Magazine editors sift through all the wood forums looking for the ‘unusual.’ They found it in you, Martyn! Congratulations. You’re headed for star-scape recognition, and deservedly so.


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#6 posted 08-23-2011 09:04 PM

Nice that you can get recognition for your work. Keep us posted.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 09:14 PM

I should have got that autograph months ago! Congratulations. I’ll buy one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 08-23-2011 09:16 PM

Nice !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 08-23-2011 09:52 PM

I knew that was yours! I saw the preview in the magazine. That is awesome Martyn! Very, very well deserved.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#10 posted 08-23-2011 10:15 PM

Only question is “Why did it take them so long?”

Congrats Martyn.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#11 posted 08-23-2011 10:19 PM

There should be a follow up with all your other boxes.. maybe a feature on you…Congrats…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 08-23-2011 10:30 PM

Congrats on reaching Woodworker level 3, Martyn ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#13 posted 08-23-2011 10:37 PM

Oh, man. The fame, the groupies, the limos, the drugs, alcohol and fortune. Your life is ruined.

Actually, I am delighted to seet you receiving the recognition you very much deserve. I’m hoisting a pint to you at this moment. Well, actually it’s a Goose Island Honker’s Ale, which is about as close to a good English bitter as we have around here!


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

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#14 posted 08-23-2011 10:46 PM

Nice job, Martyn! Looking forward to that issue!

Have you thought of submitting one of your masterpieces to the 32nd Annual Box & Container Show at Northwest Fine Woodworking (


-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#15 posted 08-23-2011 10:58 PM

The recognition is well deserved and they picked a fine craftsman for that! Enjoy the extra stardom.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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