Fibonacci Mosaic box #4: Just what I always wanted

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 09-23-2013 08:01 PM 1729 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: The best laid plans of mice and men Part 4 of Fibonacci Mosaic box series Part 5: Further grouting experiments »

I went into the shop tonight. The little piece of the toffee-like stuff I had cut off of the remains in the tub

was significantly harder. Hard enough to take the trial pieces through the drum sander. Sucessfully, so I took the pattern through as well

This is a rough sand and the resin is probably not fully cured yet so some colour bleed, particularly from the Bloodwood. No matter. There are some voids left by bubbles. I’ll fill these, tomorrow, then fine sand when the resin is fully cured.

Till then I cleaned off each piece with white spirit. This gave a taste of what to expect when these boards have their final finish on

Just what I always wanted .

Be seeing you

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

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#1 posted 09-23-2013 08:10 PM

Geez, you are genius! I wish I had your patience. Awesome work. If you are ever looking for a buyer, I would love to own something made with your hands. Seriously.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 08:11 PM

Very, very cool. I do admit I was worried! I understood you applying it to the sample pieces, but I was nervous when I saw you applied it to the actual pieces. Especially after you had to dig deep to reach the liquid layer. But you knew better! :)

This will be a nice effect. If it is anything like the Envirotec Lite that I use, filling the holes should blend in perfectly. I hope so.

So far, it is looking good!


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

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Jacquelyn Smith

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#3 posted 09-23-2013 08:26 PM

Thanks for posting your experiment. I love watching and waiting. I also appreciate your work and always look forward to what is next. You make beautiful patterns and I love how you are always trying to push the envelope.
Nice work!

Jacquelyn Smith


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Roger Gaborski

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 09:23 PM

You are definitely making great progress. Looking forward to seeing the final results.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#5 posted 09-23-2013 11:16 PM

If it sands, it’ll route.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 09-24-2013 12:29 AM

Very nicely done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 09-24-2013 07:37 PM

Holes filled. I hope I got the proportions right as I only mixed up a small quantity of grout. I wanted to leave some resin over if I have any melt problem with the resin when I mitre the board, for repairs. Now to wait. At least until tomorrow, maybe Thursday.

I have Friday and Monday off so I shouldn’t feel hurried. I want to get the mitre right on this. I should be able to find the edges of the pattern with a clear cell print of the design placed over the board. Oh what fun. I haven’t enjoyed one of these patterned boxes so much for ages.

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

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 12:14 AM

Wow, this is really super nice, Martyn

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 09-28-2013 03:23 PM

The box is now completed and can be seen in the projects section.

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

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