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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 01-18-2015 02:51 PM 2636 views 14 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box with legs

Dimensions – 106mm high x 110mm across. Box, 100mm long sides x 62mm high. Legs 9mm x 3mm, radius 127mm

Materials – English Sycamore, Purpleheart and Padauk

Adhesives – PVA and Viscous CA

Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic

The leg and top details are set in a 3mm routed groove.

The top design was originally a little different

but the end grain squares in the middle of the top showed barely any contrast

and so I reworked the top. I prefer this design in any case.

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

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#1 posted 01-18-2015 02:57 PM

Another beauty….puts me in mind of a ballerina. The sycamore is elegant and accented nicely by the padauk and purpleheart.

-- jbschutz

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#2 posted 01-18-2015 02:57 PM

I really like the one with the separated top handles. The wood combos make it snappy also. Very nicely done Martyn.

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

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 03:02 PM

Very nice, took a peek at your other projects, breathtaking, when I get time will look at them all.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 01-18-2015 03:03 PM

Beautiful box! And yeah, I like the split handle much better.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Jim Sellers

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#5 posted 01-18-2015 03:05 PM

Very unique design Martyn and a work of art. Love the color contrast and the leg and handle style.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 01-18-2015 03:09 PM

Now I have the Toto song running through my head! Some fine memories associated with it. :)

Another beautiful piece! I also love the way the handle is separate. So precise!


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

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#7 posted 01-18-2015 03:14 PM

the color combo? excellent the legs? graceful and stunning on the square’s a winner

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#8 posted 01-18-2015 03:14 PM

Very nice! I’m with Sheila – the Toto song immediately came to mind.

Another vote in approval of the upgraded top – perfect!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 01-18-2015 04:06 PM

I too think you chose wisely with the updated top. That is so cool.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 01-18-2015 04:42 PM

lovely box. I think that is a great design. I like how the lift curved lifts and that they are integral with the curved legs. A great idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 01-18-2015 05:33 PM

Martyn, now that you turned to being a ‘leg man’, your work continues to be at the top!
Love your work!

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

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#12 posted 01-18-2015 06:18 PM

I love the understated simple lines that give this piece a unique and elegant design. The color combinations in addition are quite beautiful. My favorite top is the two sectioned one as featured. The inlaid version is admirable, but heavier and too conventional for my taste. I like to see how one can “push the envelope” in their work.

-- "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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#13 posted 01-18-2015 07:06 PM

Man that’s a great looking box! I, too, like the split handle better.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 01-18-2015 09:03 PM

A very attractive box design Martyn.
Simple but very elegant .


-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 01-18-2015 09:47 PM

Very nice and a simple but unique design. Beautiful wood too.

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

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