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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1437 days ago 2233 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tiger Tiger burning bright
In the forests of the night

William Blake 1757-1827
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About 5 months ago, although it seems far away and long ago, I played around with some bandsaw patterns and blogged the results, here

I seem to remember making some vague promise to make boxes out of them. Finally here they are.

These two pencil boxes are of Ebony and English Yew (there are others I have subsequently found) and Birch ply. The corners are finger jointed and the sliding tops are dovetailed. They measure 185 x 56 x 45mm. The sides are 6mm thick, the tops 5mm. They have a finish of wax over sanding sealer.

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





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1437 days ago

They look Grrrrrrrrreat, Martyn! Very nice choice of wood. Beautiful job!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 1437 days ago

Martyn, are you sure this isn’t “tiger wood”. LOL! As always, Great Job!

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

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Kate

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#3 posted 1437 days ago

Love the look of them standing on end. Maybe you should make some cabinet size lol.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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tyskkvinna

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#4 posted 1437 days ago

wow! I love them :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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mafe

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#5 posted 1437 days ago

Wonderful Martyn,
And I love the little Blake poem you put with it.
Mijauuuuu…..
Best of thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1437 days ago

Thanks all. At last a simple project. I needed the rest after Hypnotoad. I enjoyed making these. There may be more (suitably decorated of course) in the future.

Sheila – Nice Tony the Tiger, Frosties reference

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

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Ross

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#7 posted 1437 days ago

totally wanted a frosties reference…... thats put a hole in my Hull.
geddit, hull….....??
awesome project once more mart

-- after hours of labour, i've broken it more....but at least it's colourful!!!

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 1437 days ago

Groooan. Thanks Ross.

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

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SPalm

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#9 posted 1437 days ago

Sweet. Those are cool. Man, you got artistic skills I would kill for. You seem to keep things just a rolling along. I like ‘em.

In what furnace was thy brain?
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 1437 days ago

Steve, I don’t always remember being this ‘artistic’. I think a lot is to be said, as Mary Anne would say, for playing. With ideas, shapes, patterns. There may be something innate to it but I feel a lot can be learned. I would encourage anyone here to give things a try. Play, enjoy, learn.

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

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clieb91

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#11 posted 1437 days ago

Marty, Really cool looking boxes.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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degoose

6976 posts in 1956 days


#12 posted 1437 days ago

What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Nice…

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

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MAJ

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#13 posted 1437 days ago

Hey Martyn!
I love your work, especially ‘Hypnotoad’. These pencil boxes are an inspiration too. ‘Pen’ boxes next?
Mark

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OttoH

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#14 posted 1437 days ago

Very nice pencil boxes Martyn. You always come up with candy for the eye.

I think I will just second Larry’s comment.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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dustyal

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#15 posted 1437 days ago

I like these… and I appreciated your “how to” posting… now, I need to get out and get a bandsaw. Thank you for your postings.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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