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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 07-26-2010 09:53 PM 5783 views 37 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As in striped, like a Zebra.

This is a prototype of a fully mitred box, even the top is mitred, made using a novel technique (well to me anyway) which I don’t claim to have invented but haven’t seen used here before. The box and lid are made from a single patterened board. As a teaser the last pic shows the board it was made from.

The box is approx. 135×80 x 44mm. Is made from Maple and Rosewood, with Ebony lipping and a birch base( with foam insert). Finish is sanding sealer and wax. As you can see from the third pic the top is reversable, for a slightly different effect.

The technique blog is here

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-26-2010 09:58 PM

Very nice contrast effect and finish

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 07-26-2010 10:02 PM

I have always like the changing variations from one end to the other. Very cool.

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Jack Barnhill

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#3 posted 07-26-2010 10:05 PM

A very clever idea, Martyn. I’m looking forward to reading about your technique.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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ellen35

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#4 posted 07-26-2010 10:07 PM

I am most interested in this technique!!
I have several boards made in this pattern but never a box!!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 10:11 PM

This is really neat Martyn, I love the design and wood combination.
The design transition from light to dark is fantastic…....... once again, you have done it !!

Can’t wait to see this “unique” miter technique !!!!!

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

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Randy63

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 10:11 PM

What a neat technique and well done! Look forward to reading your blog. Fine work!

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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SPalm

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#7 posted 07-26-2010 10:12 PM

Sweet. I like it. You always have such pretty woods too.
Very clever, I have seen cutting boards like that, but never used for something like a box.

Good job,
Steve

(I bet that drum sander came in handy for this one)

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Mary Anne

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#8 posted 07-26-2010 10:12 PM

I like it. You’re going to have us all resawing our cutting boards made in this pattern. LOL

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dakremer

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#9 posted 07-26-2010 10:15 PM

that is awesome….really…..really….awesome

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 07-26-2010 10:22 PM

That looks fantastic, Martyn! I actually did something based on the the same basic idea a few years ago, but you took it to a whole different level.

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

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 07-26-2010 10:24 PM

Very Cool Martyn It’s a great design and fantastic box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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whitedog

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#12 posted 07-26-2010 10:25 PM

Great … like always this starts my brain to thinking

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Cozmo35

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#13 posted 07-26-2010 10:36 PM

Martyn, You baffle me. I could never imagine coming up with these concepts much less executing them. WOW! This is great!

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

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aflixa

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#14 posted 07-26-2010 10:36 PM

Very nice. Very cool idea
Well done.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Aflixa - Granja - Portugal

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mmh

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#15 posted 07-26-2010 10:45 PM

Beautifully executed! I love the bold wood color choice and the visuals are quite effective. Very Top Drawer!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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