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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 07-05-2015 04:35 PM 1491 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An end grain pattern box

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell box.

Dimensions – 110 mm x 100 mm x 60 mm high x 6 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 3 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Padauk, Purpleheart, Pau Amarello 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 song that inspired it

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

14 comments so far

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-05-2015 04:38 PM

What can I say? Incredibly wonderful! Believe it or not – I just listened to that tune yesterday. Very appropriate title to another wonderful project! :)

You are the BEST!


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

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#2 posted 07-05-2015 04:58 PM

I like it a lot Martyn!
That is a nice pattern and the colours are lovely .
I have been playing with a similar pattern for a new box design by coincidence .


-- Kiefer

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 07-05-2015 05:04 PM

Great looking Box Martyn, the name fits the style perfectly!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 07-05-2015 05:49 PM

Another nice one Martyn.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-05-2015 06:02 PM

Another winner Martyn.
I like the “flow” from top to side.
Kind of reminds me of an architectural water feature.

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

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#6 posted 07-05-2015 06:23 PM

Great design Martyn. I have to agree with the previous comments.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 07-05-2015 08:29 PM

Nice indeed.

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

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Roger Gaborski

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#8 posted 07-05-2015 08:57 PM

Very nice box.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#9 posted 07-06-2015 01:02 PM

Gr8 build as always Martyn.

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

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#10 posted 07-06-2015 01:57 PM

Nice box and a great song… win-win!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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Don Johnson

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#11 posted 07-06-2015 09:06 PM

We are running out of superlatives, Martyn, as you keep pushing the boundaries of design and accuracy of execution

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#12 posted 07-06-2015 11:37 PM

Top shelf! Beautiful craftsmanship, design, and woods used.

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

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#13 posted 07-06-2015 11:37 PM

Very nice box. Thanks for the link to the Led. Some songs I forget about and then something random directs me to them and I am back in my young adulthood.

-- Mel,

View BritBoxmaker's profile


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#14 posted 07-09-2015 08:26 PM

Thank you all for your continued support.

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

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