|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 07-20-2014 05:00 PM||3019 views||6 times favorited||37 comments|
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.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com