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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1438 days ago 4757 views 34 times favorited 76 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a patterened box approx 127×127 x 72mm (5” x 5” x 2 7/8”) made from Purpleheart, Ebony and Maple with a foam lined Birch Ply base.

The pattern consists of rectangles of Ebony and Maple from 1 to 10mm of in size and is 7mm deep on all faces.

The finish is Wax over Sanding Sealer.

I hope you enjoy the optical illusion of the patterns.

The construction blog is here

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





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SPalm

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#1 posted 1438 days ago

Let me be one of the first to congratulate you on an extremely difficult project that was extremely well done.

The view of the inside of the top is just mind blowing.

Good job Sir,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1438 days ago

Once again you have out did your self! Amazing design and blog thank-you for sharing all the info, allowing some of us designer challenged LJ’s a complete understanding. You can definitely think outside the box! Love it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 1438 days ago

Fantastic work! I very much enjoyed sharing in your frustrations, toil and final success in the construction of this piece!

Great Job Martyn!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 1438 days ago

Fantastic! Thanks for the trip…......................WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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degoose

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#5 posted 1438 days ago

What a bloody great post… and I enjoyed the journey … I am sure you did too…

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

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sras

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#6 posted 1438 days ago

Excellent! You should tile the floor of your shop like this ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Eric_S

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#7 posted 1438 days ago

Congrats on finishing that thing. Incredible looking. I think the purpleheart breaks up the dizziness inducing illusion and was a nice touch. However, I am curious what it would look like without the purpleheart. I think the illusion of the curves would carry over the corners possibly making a rectangle look round?? Hmmm. Great job though.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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hairy

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#8 posted 1438 days ago

Reminds me of the good old daze! Awesome box.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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nailbanger2

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#9 posted 1438 days ago

Astounding! I’m sure you see that box every time you close your eyes, I do at present.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 1438 days ago

nailbanger – I see that box in my sleep. I’ve been working on it for just over a week now. Even I am starting to get dizzy.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 1438 days ago

Just when I think you can’t possibly outdo yourself, I’m proven wrong again!

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

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CustomMadeChris

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#12 posted 1438 days ago

This looks incredible!

-- www.custommade.com

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Gnome

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#13 posted 1438 days ago

Love it, love it, love it! Youthful, exhilarating, uplifting. Incredible talent. You are surely among the Faberge of boxes.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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Benighted

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#14 posted 1438 days ago

That’s just insane, incredible work. Mesmerizing…

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.

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BarbS

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#15 posted 1438 days ago

Congratulations Martyn. It is an amazing feat. And thanks for sharing the process!

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

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