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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 07-20-2014 05:00 PM 2729 views 6 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box designed and made in memory of Syd Barrett, founder member of Pink Floyd.

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell box.

Dimensions – 100 mm square x 56 mm high x 5 mm thick walls ( 4.5 mm core + 0.5 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Black, Red dyed and natural Sycamore veneer. Birch Ply and Ebony.

Adhesives – PVA, Cyanoacrylate

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

Syd (last picture) was a very talented individual. Like a lot of his generation, he experimented with acid (LSD). Sadly for him and us he overdid it and this scrambled his brain. He died in 2006. The box was inspired by a documentary of the making of the album, Wish You Were Here (of which ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ comprises two tracks of nine parts), which was Floyd’s tribute to Syd.

This project has taken a long time (two months) coming to fruition and has undergone many changes and one or two abortive attempts at construction. It is not perfect, there are gaps and pattern overruns. I just couldn’t take it any more. I feared that if I continually strived for perfection I would never finish this box or make another one and that would never do.

Regards
BBM

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





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 05:04 PM

Great to see production back on line with a superb example of box maker creativity. ...and your always precise craftsmanship. Nice one.
Roger

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 05:09 PM

I love it.

It is a wonderful tribute to an immensely creative individual. I am a Pink Floyd fan myself. I always appreciated their amazing work.

Your box is mind-boggling in itself. The mathematics alone is amazing. Beautiful to look at as well.

I am kind of glad it isn’t perfect. Nothing is. It is more of a realistic depiction of life that way.

Thanks for sharing, 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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sras

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 05:12 PM

I think it is a sign of good judgement to decide when good enough is good enough.

It looks perfect from here ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 07-20-2014 05:23 PM

Sweet Design, It looks like waiting awhile to build again has it’s advantages. Beautiful Box!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 05:23 PM

Hello Martyn

I love it

As usual a fantastic work

You are really the master.

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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SteveGaskins

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 05:33 PM

Martyn, as always, excellent build. I absolutely love your projects. Added to favorites. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Spoontaneous

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#7 posted 07-20-2014 05:55 PM

Beautiful box, Martn. Very clean ‘graphic’ look.

BTW… have you heard the rumors that Pink Floyd may be releasing an album in October?!!!? If the rumors are true… it is to be called, ‘The Endless River’. It has been about 20 years since The Division Bell. I faithfully watch and listen to ‘Pulse’ on a much too regular basis.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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deon

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#8 posted 07-20-2014 06:05 PM

Great work! The errors do not show up in the photos

-- Dreaming patterns

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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 07-20-2014 06:54 PM

Wow! One of your best yet.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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SPalm

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#10 posted 07-20-2014 07:03 PM

Sweet.
Yo Martyn, that looks fantastic. I can not see any imperfections from here, but it is nice to know when to call it good enough.

Nice post,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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grizzman

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#11 posted 07-20-2014 09:12 PM

a beautiful box and very nice tribute to a great singer…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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stefang

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#12 posted 07-20-2014 09:13 PM

I can hardly see the box not speak of any errors. Nice work Martyn and eye boggling.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Druid

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#13 posted 07-20-2014 09:14 PM

Great design Martyn. Glad to see you back at it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Roger

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#14 posted 07-20-2014 10:01 PM

Oh yes Martyn! Luv that band. Seen them many, many times. Very nice box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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eddie

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#15 posted 07-20-2014 10:06 PM

Martyn its awesome and a great tribute

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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