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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1305 days ago 1813 views 3 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Six boxes, from the vaults, never before posted. Re-discovered these whilst clearing up for Christmas.
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Pic 1. Red Chess. Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore. 100mm square by 50mm high, drop on lid. Finish wax over sanding sealer.

Pic 2. A box. Sycamore and Zebrano. 100mm square by 45mm high, drop on lid. Finish wax over sanding sealer.

Pic 3. Pendant box. Walnut and Burr Elm. 200mm x 75mm x 45mm, hinged. Finish wax over sanding sealer.

Pic 4. Diamonds. Zebrano, Ebony and Sycamore. 90mm x 60mm x 50mm, drop on lid. Finish wax over sanding sealer.

Pic 5. Business card box. Lacewood and Padauk. Drop on lid. Finish wax over sanding sealer.

Pic 6. Diamond Pendant Box. Ebony, Padauk and Scyamore. 200mm x 50mm x 35mm, drop on lid. Finish wax over sanding sealer.
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So six projects all of the same type. I suppose I could have posted them as six separate posts but I don’t like to crowd other people’s efforts off the front projects page.

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





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mafe

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#1 posted 1305 days ago

Some wonderful boxes.
I especially love the last one.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 1305 days ago

I do believe you must change your name, from Britboxmaker to Britboxmaster.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1305 days ago

Very nice Martyn. Lots of good pieces.
You seem to have a very deep vault.
And you seem to do Ok with sealer and wax. I have to try that.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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OttoH

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#4 posted 1305 days ago

Martyn, they are absolutely beautiful

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

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Spoontaneous

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#5 posted 1305 days ago

Heck… I never get to make enough stuff to “flood the boards”. These are nice boxes, I like the 1st and 5th the best. Always glad to see your work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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RogerBean

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#6 posted 1305 days ago

Martyn,
A spectacular sextet. Very nice indeed.
Roger

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

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lou

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#7 posted 1305 days ago

Each one is another WOW.I just wish the “zoom pictures” feature worked. I really like the burl on #3.Thanks for the pics.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 1305 days ago

Very beautiful! I especially like the figure on box #3. I also love #6 but they are all lovely.

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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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 1305 days ago

Nice work! I like all the checkered lids!

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BarbS

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#10 posted 1305 days ago

The walnut and burr-elm finger-jointed box is my favorite. Very nice, Martyn. Always glad to see your work. Happy New Year!

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 1305 days ago

Martyn they are all so nice and your usual high standard finish.

Thanks for posting them.

Jamie

-- 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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Chris

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#12 posted 1305 days ago

I agree with Barbs; the walnut and elm burl is tops in my book. How many coats of wax do you apply on average?

Tthanks Martyn

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 1305 days ago

I love them all, but the pattern on the last one is my favorite!

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 1305 days ago

Thanks all for the positive feedback.

Chris and Steve, I usually use two coats of sanding sealer. The first sanded to 400 grit, the second to 600 grit. Then two coats of wax. Both buffed using a buffing wheel, mine is attached to a power drill clamped in the bench vise. Can’t afford a proper one. The final coat, after buffing, is hand finished with a soft cotton cloth.

WW, a variation on the checker box theme to be out soon. Soon as I can figure out how to build it.

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

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ghazard

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#15 posted 1305 days ago

Hang on a minute. You just found these while cleaning up? And I’m excited when I find a dollar bill!

These are beautiful, Martyn.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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