What Lies Within

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 10-18-2014 03:29 PM 2314 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box of many layers. This time five x 1.5 mm layers and one 0.6 mm.

Construction – EZ Mitre Shell box.

Dimensions – 135 mm square x 90 mm high. 8 mm thick walls (5×1.5 mm layers and 1×0.6 mm). On an 8 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Sycamore (dyed Black, Purple, Red, Orange and Yellow with Chestnut, spirit woodstain) and Birch Ply.

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

For construction enthusiasts there is a one part blog

I’ve added two more, close-up, pics to better show off the detail.

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

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#1 posted 10-18-2014 03:34 PM

Pretty cool Martyn. It looks lighted from the inside. Is it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 10-18-2014 03:36 PM

Wonderful. Seems to just “glow”. (Are you sure there isn’t a hidden light inside?) LOL Seriously, it’s an achievement. I foresee a whole series of layered boxes coming from Devon…. Nicely done.

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

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#3 posted 10-18-2014 03:45 PM

It’s lined with a Sycamore (English) veneer which is very light in colour. No internal lighting used.

So nothing actually lies within and therefore it appears to lie about being internally illuminated.

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

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#4 posted 10-18-2014 04:17 PM

Just amazing! You are exceptionally talented. This box is just over the moon !!!

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 10-18-2014 05:10 PM

Very Nice Martyn, I think your on to something very creative here!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 10-18-2014 05:23 PM

Now you have really done it… no turning back now… candy man…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 10-18-2014 07:03 PM

Makes me think of lava.
A wonderful illusion of warmth and light.


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

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#8 posted 10-18-2014 07:06 PM

This is a box that probably really needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate. It is eye candy online, but I am sure we are missing the full aspect of the texture and color.


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#9 posted 10-18-2014 08:06 PM

Thank you for sharing your boxes and talent with us, your ideas and boxes just keep getting better.
The layered technique really does make it look like it is lighted from within.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#10 posted 10-18-2014 09:03 PM

Wow you never cease to amaze me with your creativity, this one positively ‘glows’

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-19-2014 12:13 AM

Beautiful, Martyn. you have outdone yourself again!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 10-19-2014 01:49 AM

I love the color pallet! This is a real beauty!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 10-19-2014 02:17 AM

Just beautiful, Martyn! A true masterpiece! :)


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

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#14 posted 10-19-2014 02:20 AM

This is fro another dimension Martyn.

It does seem to radiate light from within. Beautiful box.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 10-19-2014 09:27 AM

wow that is a beauty!!!

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