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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 04-26-2010 05:32 PM 2883 views 22 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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





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RexMcKinnon

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 05:45 PM

Very cool.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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jm82435

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 05:48 PM

amazing. Love these.

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

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lumberdustjohn

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 05:56 PM

Wow,........um
WOW!
Another puzzle for my eyes.
Thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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patron

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 06:30 PM

just another day at the office , huh ?

this must be a warm-up exercise ,
for the main event .

excellent work ,
as we have come to appreciate
from you .

thank you !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Cozmo35

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 07:21 PM

WOW! I am dizzy! GREAT JOB!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Triumph1

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 07:55 PM

Another amazing pattern! These should show well at the museum! Thanks again for sharing these…they really get the “how did he do that” juices flowing.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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wchips

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 07:56 PM

Rhat looks like it could be tough to put togather awsome job.

-- wchips

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Mary Anne

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#8 posted 04-26-2010 08:06 PM

I love just these! I would definitely find a use for them that called for keeping them close by and daily handling (play). The perfect joints are a marvel on their own, but what you do with them… WOW.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 04-26-2010 08:25 PM

Nice work and design. Do the boxes open for storage?

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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donjoe

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#10 posted 04-26-2010 09:03 PM

Wow Martyn, that’s an awesome design. Of coarse you always do this. Great job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 04-26-2010 09:04 PM

Yeah Greg in pic 6 the top (centre of shot) goes on the purple box to the right.

Once again thank you all for the positive feedback. Unfortunately I cannot be held liable for any optometrist bills, you looked didn’t you.

Regards

Martyn

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

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bluemax

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#12 posted 04-26-2010 09:13 PM

I love the idea that the pattern is split between muliple boxes and that the “story” is changed based on the allignment of the boxes. Also the touch of colour at the tip of the box is a nice detail. The other thing that I thought note worthy was the means of alligning the top to the box. The pins are subtle but effective. I hope that you’re proud of your accomplishment.

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 04-26-2010 11:46 PM

Very impressive! Beautifully done and great craftsmanship. Thanks you for hurting my head.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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rons

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#14 posted 04-27-2010 12:12 AM

Hi Martyn, I think your work is great. great design….Thanks Ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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Walt M.

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#15 posted 04-27-2010 12:52 AM

WOW I’m dizzy great lookin boxes

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