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Impossible III (The Box)

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1408 days ago 2828 views 9 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The third in my Impossible series is a box. 152mm x 92mm x 58mm. Made from an unknown wood, probably Luan (LJ’s please help me positively identify) With 6mm thick walls. It has integral wooden hinges with brass pins, pics 3, 4 and 6, inspired by SPalm and integral lipping (pic 2). The Impossible pattern is made from Ebony, Padauk and Pau Amarello set in Maple. The ‘way up’ it is set is to best display the pattern from inside with the lid open. Finish is wax over Sanding Sealer.

Enjoy

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





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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 1408 days ago

Gob Smacked

Another masterpiece Martyn.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Ross

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#2 posted 1408 days ago

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

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

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degoose

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#3 posted 1408 days ago

crazy good
?I especially like the hinges!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1408 days ago

Beautiful box, Martyn! I love the way you did the hinges. The finish also makes the grain and colors of the different woods really shimmer. Another wonderful job. You really do incredible work!

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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MickeyGee

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#5 posted 1408 days ago

Whoa!! – again.

Great looking box – the hinges are really clever.

-- -- Mike

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1408 days ago

WooHoo. You did it! Sweet. 1/4 inch thick.
So please tell us, how did the drilling go and how do they work?

Love the top too. It looks great.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 1408 days ago

Steve, the drilling was fraught and they work up to 90°. I experimented on a test piece with 100° opening but I didn’t like what it did to the gulleys. I’ll have to put another pic in but the brass pin is totally enclosed at the end, stopping it from emerging at a later date. Due to grain direction and less than optimal timber selection they are not as strong as they could be with, say, Ebony or Maple. I will continue with the experiment though and post improvements as and when. Thanks for the inspiration and collaboration on these hinges.

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

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JoeCool

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#8 posted 1408 days ago

excellent; it must have taken time to design and even more to make

-- Joe Cool

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 1408 days ago

yes you did it proffessor ;-)
the impossiple threeangle and dobbeltsided too
congrat´s with the good looking Lid and the hinge looks great

thanks for sharing
Dennis

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Bearpie

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#10 posted 1408 days ago

Boy Martyn, you are a glutton for “cross-eyed-projects” but they sure do look good! I’m impressed!

I’ve got another idea for another cutting board but it will have to wait till after my next show as I’m too busy getting stuff ready for the showing.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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mafe

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#11 posted 1408 days ago

Hi my boxer friend,
Once again you have done a wonderful box, I especially like the hinghes, they are really elegant.
Yes we will like a blog on the hinghes.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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littlecope

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#12 posted 1408 days ago

Slick Work, Martyn… Well Done on the hinging!! I like that you used them in conjunction with a lipped lid…
Yet another feather in your cap, my Friend!!

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

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Edward83

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#13 posted 1408 days ago

Gonna have to try those hinges out! Great Box sir

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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fernandoindia

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#14 posted 1408 days ago

Well thought and performed .

Martyn, too many feathers !!

-- Back home. Fernando

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Cozmo35

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#15 posted 1408 days ago

Another AWESOME job!

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

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