Humbug II (the other one)

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 05-26-2014 01:49 PM 2100 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the other version of my Humbug box

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell box.

Dimensions – 96 mm square x 48 mm high. 6 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 3 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Luan, Sycamore and Birch Ply.

Adhesives – PVA

Finish – Sanded to 400 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

As you can see from the first image all strips are of the same width. However in image two the strips approaching appear wider than those going across the field of vision. The pattern also appears to be divided into 3D cubes. The last image goes to show that I do use some of the boxes I make, on a daily basis, this one for earphones and memory sticks. It usually sits by the side of my computer (Ubuntu Linux operating system so it’s not strictly a P.C.).

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

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 02:27 PM

Nicely done Martyn. This would be a great going away gift for convicts on their release, just as a reminder. Ok, I know they don’t wear stripes anymore.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 02:34 PM

This is a great design, Martyn. I would love to see this one in person.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 05-26-2014 03:07 PM

I’m always eager to see your next creation. Your unlimited imagination is always a treat.

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

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 03:11 PM

Martyn, I enjoy your contemporary sensibility and approach to a veneered boxes.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 04:19 PM

Cool design

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 06:08 PM

Your boxes are a feast for the eyes.
Thank you for sharing.

-- Quicksilver

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 06:57 PM

I could not focus long enough to see the illusion of wider strips.
I did however notice the 3D effect and that it was beautiful from the first glimpse.

And yes, thinner walls is much more elegant.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 05-26-2014 07:02 PM

Yet another good one Martyn.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 05-26-2014 09:25 PM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 05-26-2014 09:38 PM

Well Done Martyn!
To continue Mike’s thought, it would make a great presentation gift for a Referee too!

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

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#11 posted 05-26-2014 09:44 PM

Excellent work.

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

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#12 posted 05-26-2014 10:19 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed Martyn! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#13 posted 05-27-2014 12:57 AM

Your work Martyn is always original and unique and I always enjoy seeing your newest works.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#14 posted 05-27-2014 04:21 AM

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 05-27-2014 10:16 AM

very bold design. stands out from the crowd. super as always

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