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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 05-01-2010 06:46 PM 2157 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very dear friend of mine called Kim has had a long association with a red star design. I first saw it in a mozaic she has (2nd picture). RedStarKim is also her twitter address and there is a tattoo of the red star on her arm (pic 3). Recently she commissioned me to make her a box using this design.

The above is the result. Based on the large, black outlined, red star in the mosaic the star is Padauk with an Ebony outline (3mm thick). This is set in a Sycamore background. The box is Ebony, mitred corners, with
a drop-on lid and measures approx 96mm x 94mm x 50 mm .

Making the star was the trickiest part but then I do like a challenge.

Martyn

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





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#1 posted 05-01-2010 06:54 PM

martyn strikes again !

well done .

you sure got the talent .

-- 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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#2 posted 05-01-2010 06:58 PM

Thank you David, coming from someone of your abilities thats a real compliment. Can I quote you on that?

Martyn

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

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 07:01 PM

Very well done and beautiful Martyn. Kim has got to like that a lot. Please tell her that I think the design of that mosaic is very very special. I’m not knowledgeable enough to explain the reason, but I just know it is. I guess the word “art” plays a big part there.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 07:04 PM

’endorsed by patron ’ ( pat. pend. ) lol !

you got it ,

-- 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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#5 posted 05-01-2010 07:21 PM

You really made the star pop. I love the woods and fantastic execution!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 05-01-2010 07:51 PM

Beautiful Box, Martyn!! The Star came out perfect and the Ebony gives it that certain Elegance and Class…
Yet another Great Job!!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 08:01 PM

Sweeeet! Proof that good things come in small packages.

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

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#8 posted 05-01-2010 08:04 PM

Beautiful Martyn. A 3-D effect, and the ebony border really sets it off. If I may be crass, what do you charge a friend for a commissioned box with this much effort in? I’ve had a request from a neighbor to carve an elephant, “any elephant” and I am clueless as to what to quote for it. If you’d share a ball-park idea with us, I’d sure appreciate it.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 05-01-2010 09:35 PM

very nice box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 05-01-2010 11:33 PM

Hi martyn….... just a great job..

-- Ron, Michigan

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#11 posted 05-01-2010 11:38 PM

Thank you all again for your very positive feedback. Feedback by people who know what they are talking about because they do it themselves. Joining this community has been one of the best things I have ever done. I have felt my self confidence grow over the weeks that I have posted. This is a fine place to be.

Martyn

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

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#12 posted 05-02-2010 12:44 AM

Well You’ve added a lot to the group, too, Martyn. Thanks for the PM, and thanks for sharing your vast talents.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 05-02-2010 01:04 AM

Another project executed to very high standards. Of coarse you always manage to do this.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#14 posted 05-02-2010 03:40 AM

Another absolutely beautiful piece of art!
Love the design, wood combination and for sure, the amazing craftsmanship!

The combination of the woods/colors really do make that star “pop” !

I am sure that Kim will enjoy this to the fullest.

Thanks for sharing and being a part of LJ’s

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#15 posted 05-02-2010 03:44 AM

A great box Martyn, amazing workmanship plus indorsed by DAVID so cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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