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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1485 days ago 3043 views 19 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hexagonal box is in fact two contrasting trapezoidal boxes. The original idea was to make a box with a top that appeared to be three dimensional. By splitting the hexagonal design in two the pair can be re-arranged to suit the owner’s whim.

Materials are Ebony, Sycamore and Bird’s Eye Maple. Each boxes long sides are 160mm and short sides 80mm and both are 50mm high. Wall and top thickness 7mm. The top pattern is throughout and the top is drop-on, rebatted.

Martyn

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





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PaulfromVictor

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#1 posted 1485 days ago

That is great. I find myself staring at it, getting lost in the three dimensional illusion.

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jayjay

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#2 posted 1485 days ago

That’s a real cool visual effect.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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noahsdad86

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#3 posted 1485 days ago

this is an awesome looking design

-- Anything worth doing is worth doing right.

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#4 posted 1485 days ago

Wow, that makes my brain hurt. I know their the same size, but my eyes won’t believe my brain! lol

Nicely done! I dream of building my skills up to that level!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1485 days ago

Great idea and execution!

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

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Marco Cecala

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#6 posted 1485 days ago

Great work, clean lines and brilliant execution.

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 1485 days ago

As my friend, the retired cabinetmaker, would say “You have way too much time on your hands, and how did
you figure out all the angles?” A great piece by a master craftsman, you give us wood butchers something
to aspire to.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Ampeater

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#8 posted 1485 days ago

WOW. Another beautiful box. The design is fantastic.

Thanks for posting.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 1485 days ago

Thank you all, again. This is doing my self-confidence no end of good. I am grateful. Oh and the skill comes with practice and persistance ie Hard work and a lot of rejects.

Regards

Martyn

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

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Chase

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#10 posted 1485 days ago

Sweet, that is a really neat mental game. How many perspective bending bending combinations can YOU come up with.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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webwood

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#11 posted 1485 days ago

pretty wild stuff

-- -erik & christy-

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jm82435

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#12 posted 1485 days ago

That is probably the coolest thing I will see today. Brilliant!

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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lumberdustjohn

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#13 posted 1485 days ago

How do you people come up with this stuff?
Amazing and beautiful.
Thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 1485 days ago

insane and wild looks like a lot of work
to do this thank´s for sharing

Dennis

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kolwdwrkrsgirl

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#15 posted 1485 days ago

That’s awesome…..very cool idea!!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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