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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 11-13-2010 07:54 PM 3959 views 12 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Xee is the third in the Zee series of EZ mitred boxes.

It is 92mm x 92mm x 58mm with a lift off lid.

Materials are Holly and Ebony veneer over an MDF and Walnut base board,
with Ebony lipping and a Birch ply base (to the finished box). Glue used was
PVA, throughout.

Finish is wax over sanding sealer.

Pics 1 – 3 The box.
Pic 4 The original paper models.
Pic 5 The board it is made from.

There are some new tricks employed in the making of this and if there is
sufficient interest I will blog its construction.

The EZ mitre technique is blogged here
Veneering techniques for this type of box here

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 11-13-2010 08:24 PM

Count me in. I would love a blog. This is simply fantastic Martyn. Another successful, mind boggling addition in the series.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 11-13-2010 08:27 PM

Wow Martyn, that R&R down at the local Pub certainly paid dividends. Gorgeous.

-- 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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#3 posted 11-13-2010 08:36 PM

Big “WOW” from me. So cool to see. Thanks, love it…...........

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

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#4 posted 11-13-2010 08:38 PM

Another striking achievement, Martyn. I very much like the ebony lip edging and the way it is invisible when the lid is in place. Very nice indeed. This will be a difficult series to top.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 11-13-2010 08:47 PM

Woaw my eyes are tired to see your fabulous piece

A very beautiful thing

I like it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 11-13-2010 08:54 PM

Count me in on the blog idea. This is a very interesting box!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#7 posted 11-13-2010 08:58 PM

Erg mooi !!!! :-)
(very beautifull)
I really injoy your creative mind of making boxes


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#8 posted 11-13-2010 08:59 PM

Wow, just fantastic and amazing Martyn!
I would love to see the blog as well.

I will also comment on your EZ mitre technique here….. somehow I missed that blog and I just want to say thank you so much for taking the time to present such a detailed blog that was easy to follow. You are a wonderful artist / craftsman / and instructer !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 11-13-2010 08:59 PM

I SWORE you couldn’t outdo your last box – boy was I wrong!

As always – fantastic job!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 11-13-2010 09:00 PM

I saw this on the projects page.
Boy it jumped out.
I knew who the maker was before I saw your name.
It is great, amazing and eye boggling.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 11-13-2010 09:13 PM

cool Box proffessor
looking forward to the reopening of the university
when and where can we sign up….lol
and I second jamie knew it before the name poped up
you stile is unique

take care

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#12 posted 11-13-2010 09:18 PM

“Erg mooi” indeed!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 11-13-2010 09:28 PM

That were fantastic , lad.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 11-13-2010 10:12 PM

Hey Brit. You found your mojo.

That is a fantastic little piece.
I keep staring at it. Just fantastic.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 11-13-2010 10:42 PM

I bow to your greatness.

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