|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 10-21-2015 04:37 PM||1644 views||9 times favorited||28 comments|
Inspired by the song of the same name by Alan Parsons
Dimensions – 130mm high x 110mm square overall.
Box, 100mm square x 60mm high (5×1 mm laminations, curved on a 375 to 380 mm radius)
Materials – Ebony, Padauk and QS Sycamore
Adhesives – PVA and Viscous CA
Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic
The four, curved, box sides each have one of the playing card suits on their outside. All six internal faces have a die face on them, numbered 1 to 6.Both the die faces and the card suits are produced by silhoetting the coloured layer (Ebony or Padauk) beneath with a cutout in the inner or outer layer (quarter sawn Sycamore). The cutouts were made by scroll sawing. The top has a stylised roulette wheel pattern ( European, single 0 wheel).
Here are a few more pics. The corner construction
The corners are mitred. Three 2.5 mm pegs are installed through holes in each leg into holes in the mitred joint to locate the side/leg combination.
These are the jigs used to make this box. Firstly the jig for gluing up the side laminations (375 – 380 mm radius, as marked)
The jig for all vertical machining, such as the mitring and slot for the box bottom.
and the jig for drilling the 2.5 mm holes in the mitred ends
This box has taken the best part of 75 hours to make and no there will not be a ‘how to’ blog on construction. Very little photography was taken during the build as I had to have my wits about me at all times whilst making it.
Here’s a link to the music. https://youtu.be/pgY7qYaoMWQ
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com