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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 12-20-2014 05:34 PM 5016 views 7 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...in my hands. After the track on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John (words by Bernie Taupin)

Dimensions – 135mm high x 110mm across corners. Box, 50mm long sides x 60mm high

Materials – Mondo and Padauk

Adhesives – PVA and Viscous CA

Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic

Despite the drunken appearance of the legs this box is stable on its pins.

I am (un)fortunate to have a mind which will take a word or phrase and laterally transpose it into other situations. The track inspired the box but my thoughts were also with the people of the three countries in Africa; Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia suffering with Ebola. This caused a change in box design from four to six sides (with three legs). I can be literal at times.

Some more construction pics. Leg/side design

Leg balancing tryout

What have I done! The first leg/top detail cut

More details available in the construction blog

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





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jim65

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#1 posted 12-20-2014 05:50 PM

Well done, great design!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Patrick Jaromin

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 05:50 PM

Unique and beautiful design, expertly executed. Strong work!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog

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shipwright

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 06:19 PM

The result is perfect and the thoughts are not lost.
Thanks for taking us along on this one Martyn.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#4 posted 12-20-2014 06:38 PM

You precision is overwhelming! It is a great piece.
Roman

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

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RogerBean

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#5 posted 12-20-2014 07:00 PM

A masterpiece of complexity! One would mark it as one of yours immediately. Getting all those angles to come together properly is an achievement. Remarkable.
Roger

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

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#6 posted 12-20-2014 07:54 PM

Martyn
As usual a wonderful unique design and build,your projects are always amazing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 12-20-2014 08:45 PM

Really a beautiful build! I love it! :)

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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SPalm

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#8 posted 12-20-2014 09:15 PM

Good job Martyn.
You have really got a mind for turning phrases into boxes. Well done.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 12-20-2014 09:26 PM

Awesome work. Looks like imagination gone wild! ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 12-21-2014 12:36 AM

this is really a beautiful piece, i love the complexity about it, and as paul has said, your thoughts are not lost, i love this one…

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 12-21-2014 12:47 AM

Martyn, that is just amazing! Superb and totally unique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hats off to you. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............cheers, Jim

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

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hotncold

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#12 posted 12-21-2014 12:54 AM

This is just amazing!
Unique and beautiful!
Textures, shapes, colors!!!
I’m blown away!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 12-21-2014 01:51 AM

Another wonderful combination of woodworking mastery and imagination, Martyn!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 12-21-2014 04:16 AM

Great box Martyn. Actually, “box” isn’t a grand enough description for this work of art. My wife and I agree that it is Beautiful. Excellent work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#15 posted 12-21-2014 05:20 AM

This is unreal, awsome box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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