The Chain II

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 09-21-2014 11:31 AM 2279 views 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An end grain pattern box.

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell box.

Dimensions – 122 mm x 95 mm x 54 mm high x 5.5 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 2.5 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Ebony, Bloodwood, Maple, Anjan (plinth surround) and Birch Ply.

Adhesives – PVA

Finish – Sanded to 240 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

End grain was used for the pattern in order to make it more easily realisable. The pieces ( pic 5 ) were cut from two blocks ( see ‘The Chain’ for an idea). The last picture shows a CAD rendering of the ‘net’ that the box was made from.

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

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 11:34 AM

Oh goody, I’m first to say: WINNER!

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 11:39 AM

Very beautiful and intricate. Another winner, Martyn. :)


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

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 12:00 PM

Your skills are amazing.
Very nice box and a really good design.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 12:07 PM

Amazingly intricate. Your skills are masterful. Great job.

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

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 01:00 PM

Nicely done Martyn.
A fine example of your craftsmanship.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 09-21-2014 01:21 PM

Really something Martyn.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 09-21-2014 01:26 PM

Really nice Martyn!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 09-21-2014 02:13 PM

Really a great project!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#9 posted 09-21-2014 02:30 PM

The intricacy and detail are astounding!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#10 posted 09-21-2014 02:46 PM

Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#11 posted 09-21-2014 02:49 PM

Another nice one. It would seem that you’ve opened up a whole new set of options using end grain configurations to create the patterns. I look forward to seeing the next.

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

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#12 posted 09-21-2014 03:06 PM

I like this one a lot Martyn. It reminds me of the repeating patterns found in the works of some of the great marqueteurs (Jean-Henri Riesner for one) of the golden age.
Your precision and endless creativity are a treat as always.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#13 posted 09-21-2014 03:23 PM

This one is now in my design book! Love it!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#14 posted 09-21-2014 03:56 PM

That is an amazing piece Martyn… You manage to continually come up with more impressive pieces on a continual basis.

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#15 posted 09-21-2014 05:32 PM

Love the idea of your end-grain approach. Wonderful design.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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