|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 04-26-2010 05:32 PM||2930 views||22 times favorited||25 comments|
A hexagonal box? No.
Two trapezoidal boxes. No, been there done that.
Six individual triangular boxes which you can do a mix and match patterns with, ala Vanishing Point.
Yes I like black and white patterns and yes I like messing with people’s eyesight but it just seem the next logical step on the Hexagonal box path.
This time I’ve added a bit of colour. Materials are Indian Ebony (not as black as I am used to but good) and Maple (mellow and not as white as Sycamore) for the tops. Box sides (seen in pic 5) are Pau Amarello, Steamed Pear, Sycamore, Padauk, Purpleheart and Ebony. Sizes for each box are 125 mm long sides and approx 50mm height. I like Mr. Purple best.
The last picture shows internal detail, three corner pegs used to locate the lid (and get rid of the useless internal corner, where things get lost) and black foam insert to base. Bottom is covered in stick on baise.
Finish for them all is my old favourite sanding sealer topped with wax. Keeps the colours true.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com