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The board came out of glue-up OK.
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First thing to do, trim the excess off the bottom edge.
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Now the vertical rounded pillars. They were going to be Ebony but such was the dye success with the black that I decided to opt for dyed Sycamore. This is English Sycamore, which is a creamy white, not it’s American cousin.
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I cut the above wide enough to do both sides of a box corner and rounded both edges. Then dyed them up.
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The sun came out. For a moment I thought I wasn’t in England any more. When dry these two pillar strips were cut into approx’ 100mm lengths, 7 required. The placing of these on the pattern is a precise thing. I made a simple plastic jig, 36mm wide with a line 6mm in from each edge.
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This is placed over the rainbow section of the pattern.
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I had cut the red and purple strips 8mm wide to allow an overlap, covered by the pillar. The pillar piece is then placed up against the jig and glued to the pattern.
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This is done on both the red and purple sides and the jig removed.
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seven pillars were glued on in this way, giving.
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Next thing to do is rout a 60 degree groove, from the rear, up the centre of each pillar piece. I used my long jig, Wide Child for this.
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Removing the excess bits from each end of the sides board. The top edge of the board was then routed to 45 degrees for mitring with the top and the sides glued up to produce this.
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I did started trimming off the furry edge on the veneers but then remembered, from my experience with Court of the Crimson King, that these are best left on until after the top is glued on. A sharper edge results from scalpel trimming at that stage. Well that’s today’s work. Its drying as we speak. The next thing to do will be the top pattern. Looking at the complexity of it I wish I’d got that done first. Oh well you have to start somewhere. So far, so good.

Be seeing you.

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



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patron

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#1 posted 645 days ago

your work is always so unique martyn

and the detail blogs
are very easy to follow
which is good
after the initial

‘HUH ….. HOW DID HE DO THAT’

don’t get to close to a window
don’t want you to get sunburned
and start peeling

-- 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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Ross

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#2 posted 645 days ago

this facinates me! lovin it mart

-- after hours of labour, i've broken it more....but at least it's colourful!!!

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 645 days ago

Parts of it scare the hell out of me!

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

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jap

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#4 posted 645 days ago

i think all your boxes are amazing

-- Joel

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#5 posted 645 days ago

Awesome to see it coming together.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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mauibob

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#6 posted 645 days ago

This one is exciting to watch unfold (fold?), Martyn. Can’t wait for the next installment.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 645 days ago

Tape off and after a bit of a touch up.
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-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Ryan Haasen

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#8 posted 645 days ago

This is going to be AMAZING when it’s finished! I can’t Wait!

-- Ryan

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BertFlores58

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#9 posted 645 days ago

This is another challenging task to add. Another amazing hexabox again.

Learned: 1) Good try in dying. 2) Veneering inside out. 3) Uneven elevation. (Yes, I’ve done this before..) and 4) Different construction of the cover. Thanks for the trade secrets revealed.

Waiting for the finish specially on the cutting of the half… lid and base.
Cheers,

-- Bert

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#10 posted 644 days ago

Looks good Martyn. Can’t wait to see the top being produced.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 644 days ago

Well done blog. You always make it seem so logical and straightforward that anyone could do it. NOT! Waiting for the top (looks challenging) and loving the looks of that dye.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 644 days ago

Very nice Martyn.
You seem to had thoroughly thought this through. Just amazing.

The dyes came out extremely well. Sweet.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 644 days ago

So incredible, Martyn! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 644 days ago

Thinking through the way to cut and veneer the top is proving challenging. I will prevail.

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

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#15 posted 644 days ago

I have no doubt, Martyn! You know I am cheering for you! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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