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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 11-20-2010 07:34 PM 2426 views 7 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Intentionally miss-spelt, apologies to Walt D. (Copyright be damned, Walt didn’t make boxes).

These are three boxes in the EZmitre style each approx. 96mm x 96mm x 60mm with drop on lid.
The box walls are 6mm thick. The bases are 3mm Birch ply lined with 2mm craft foam..

Materials are Ebony, Paudauk and Sycamore with Rosewood lipping.

Glue is PVA and Cyanoacrylate (for the lipping).

Sanded to 240grit with finish of wax over sanding sealer.

Pic 1. The trio
Pic 2. Lids off
Pic 3. Hewee
Pic 4. Dewee
Pic 5. Louee
Pic 6. Inside. (Pattern is throughout, these are not veneered).

I wish I could say the 10mm Rosewood base on Hewee was intentional. It wasn’t
we all make mistakes. Mine was cutting the sides too short.

EZ mitre technique blogged here

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





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 11-20-2010 07:37 PM

PS This is how you can post multiple, similar, projects without crowding other LJ’s off the project page.

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

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#2 posted 11-20-2010 07:40 PM

fantastic martyn….your style is pretty amazing….i love the trio…and a good lesson on not taking up all three spots on the front page….keep at it…..must not be any wood shortage there yet….grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 11-20-2010 07:42 PM

Grizz, thank you. The price of wood is continuing to rise here. I cut costs by keeping them small.

-- 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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#4 posted 11-20-2010 07:53 PM

Absolutely outstanding and beautiful, Martyn! You just get better and better! In theory, am I seeing that the lids can be interchangeable? Just wondering . . . .

No wonder your brain needed a ‘rest’ a couple of weeks ago! I love them!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dez

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#5 posted 11-20-2010 08:07 PM

Very nice work, I can see quite a bit of thinking went into these!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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deon

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#6 posted 11-20-2010 08:08 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 11-20-2010 08:11 PM

Sheila., yes the lids are interchangeable. Not intentionally so though. The idea for these came about at roughly the same time as Xee and ‘Atom’ which should be out shortly.

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

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MShort

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#8 posted 11-20-2010 08:16 PM

Martyn …. You continue to amaze me with your talents of box making and the creativity that you do with them. Thank you for your sharing them with us.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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RogerBean

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#9 posted 11-20-2010 08:29 PM

Martyn,

A very nice trio. Not only do I admire your work, but your output is astounding. I thump along for weeks on each piece. Or, perhaps I’m just lazy; you could probably make a case either way. In any event, great work. I’ve only begun working with some simple marquetry inlays, which have only increased my admiration for your skill.

Roger

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

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Mary Anne

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#10 posted 11-20-2010 08:52 PM

This series is just too cool! I’ve read your blogs and I know the steps you take to make each one, but I still don’t know how you DO it. You have incredible imagination, talent, and patience… and probably a big head now as well. Keep up the fantastic work!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 11-20-2010 09:02 PM

Martyn,
Super trio, love the interchangeability possibilities.
If I was over there I’d buy you a pint at the local.

-- 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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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 11-20-2010 09:06 PM

Thanks, Mary Anne. I try to keep the head as small as possible in order to get through the shop door. Honestly I just make these things because I enjoy it and I post them in the hope that others might too.

I have to steel myself sometimes. The mitre technique is not for the faint hearted. It does get results though. Can’t help thinking it would be easier with a CNC setup. I can’t afford that though.

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

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sras

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#13 posted 11-20-2010 11:01 PM

Wow! I continue to be impressed – amazing pieces! The precision is awesome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 11-20-2010 11:20 PM

Extraordinary Work, Martyn!! Very Striking… Even in the Projects Page pictures, there is no doubt who’s work this is!!
Very Well Done, my Friend… and “Atom” is pending…????

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

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#15 posted 11-20-2010 11:31 PM

Great looking Boxes!

-- Dennis Zongker

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