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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1548 days ago 1765 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is ‘one from the vaults’ demonstrating veneered box work, for those of you interested in investigating this sort of thing (spalm are you looking).

This one is a cube, about 4” on a side, the background veneer is Sapele with a Sycamore and American Black Walnut pattern. As you can see the veneering is both inside and out. A smaller rectangular box slips inside, to contain your goodies, and is veneered in Yew on the outside and Sapele on the inside. All this is on an 6mm (1/4”) MDF substrate. Glued with contact adhesive (unusual for me as I routinely use PVA for veneering) for the veneer and PVA for the corner, mitre, joints.

Made in about 2002. When I had time on my hands and very little money.

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





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degoose

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#1 posted 1548 days ago

Maybe I can adapt this for solid wood construction.. I can’t do veneers… well I can … just choose not to.. like solid timber…
Btw… very nice design and as usual well made..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 1548 days ago

Don’t see why not, Larry. Its just triangles and squares and it tessellates. Ideal for a chopping board.

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

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Cozmo35

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#3 posted 1548 days ago

Good eye Martyn! As always, you are a true artist!

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

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1548 days ago

Very Cool Martyn another fine box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SPalm

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#5 posted 1548 days ago

Boy I wish I had time on my hands. Maybe I should stop washing them.

Cool design. It looks like the veneer has held up well. Crisp cutting/placing too.

I can not imagine placing those little triangles with only one try using contact cement. Yikes.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1548 days ago

No, Steve. I placed the whole pattern, in reverse, on a sticky backed plastic film (sort of thing they used to use to cover school books). Got it all nicely lined up there, then contacted the whole issue in one go. Well I actually contacted all five patterns in one go on a single sheet of MDF, then cut along the sides, on the other side of the MDF with a mitre bit on the router table. Cut out the four corners and folded it into shape and glued it.

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

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SPalm

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#7 posted 1548 days ago

Oh. My bad. Thanks.
I couldn’t fathom doing them individually with contact cement.

Cool technique.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Houtje

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#8 posted 1548 days ago

You did it again, beautifull looking box.

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NormG

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#9 posted 1547 days ago

I am glad to see people still look outside the box. I ma sorry, I just had to.

-- Norman

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 1546 days ago

lol

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

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degoose

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#11 posted 1543 days ago

Just came back to have another look,
This has sprung to mind and may be how I will attempt it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 1543 days ago

Interesting, Larry.
Having reduced the pattern I hope it will go together alright. Might be contacting you over the glue-up, if I may.

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

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mtkate

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#13 posted 1543 days ago

I am looking at the pattern very closely. Was it intentional to look like the Manx symbol (the triskelion) or is it simply my own eyes wanting to see that? If it was intentional – VERY CLEVER.

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 1543 days ago

Well spotted. I couldn’t figure out how to represent the Triskelion at the time. It was a kind of homage. After a bit I forgot it and all I could see was snakes, in an Escher type of way.

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

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stefang

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#15 posted 1539 days ago

Nice work Martyn.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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