The Cage

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 10-06-2014 05:34 PM 2972 views 8 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box of many layers

Construction – EZ Mitre Shell box.

Dimensions – 96 mm square x 48 mm high. 6 mm thick walls ( 2×3 mm layers). On a 6 mm plinth/inner (third layer).

Materials – Steamed Pear, Sycamore and Birch Ply (dyed black).

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

The outer/top of this box is in two layers, each 3 mm thick. The outer layer is Steamed Pear and the inner, Sycamore. The small pieces the layers are made of are arranged so that they hold together when glued and that you can see through the central, square, holes in the sides. Pic. 3 illustrates this best, where the top is in the foreground (inverted) showing the inner black liner inside the top and the inner/bottom of the box in the background.

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

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 06:04 PM

Very cool design. It’s mesmerizing to look at.

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 06:25 PM

Incredible Martyn
They seem to get better each time


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 06:31 PM

Excellent! Your cuts are superb, especially the corners.

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

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 06:43 PM

You’ve done it again Martyn. Great look.

-- Kate,

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 07:24 PM

Nice one Martyn

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

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#6 posted 10-06-2014 07:27 PM

Awesome box!! Really unique!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#7 posted 10-06-2014 07:47 PM

Love the layered design. I’ve seen some things using layers of veneer, exposing a contrasting color or species below. But this shows more dimension and depth. Nicely done. I assume it was assembled much the way the 18th century French assembled Jeux de Fond?

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

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#8 posted 10-06-2014 07:53 PM

Your boxes never stop amazing me another well made and designed box

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#9 posted 10-06-2014 09:09 PM

Simply amazing!

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#10 posted 10-06-2014 09:31 PM

It’s a strange and wonderful compulsion you have. Always looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#11 posted 10-06-2014 10:13 PM

Martyn…...a new dimension….or should I say dimensions. This has a wonderful maze-like quality…..fascinating! The first thing that came to mind was M.C. Esher’s artwork. You keep amazing us.

-- jbschutz

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#12 posted 10-06-2014 10:28 PM

Your work is always amazing and of the most unique of designs . Super Work(like in superman) .

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-07-2014 12:05 AM

What Escher was to 2 demential art, you Sir are to boxes.. Your work is inspirational.

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#14 posted 10-07-2014 12:15 AM

Amazing craftsmanship, simply amazing.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#15 posted 10-07-2014 02:10 AM

Intricate. Nice lines and good proportions. Interesting to look at. Excellent joinery. Nice all around!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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