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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1286 days ago 1595 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A nice easy project to see in the new year.

A simple box with drop on lid, 100mm square x 50mm high. 6.5mm thick sides.

Rosewood sides and base with Ebony lipping.
Pattern, solid through the top, of Sycamore, Pau Amarello, Padauk and Purpleheart.

Glue was PVA. Finish wax over sanding sealer.

Inspired by all the new wind power generators that appear to be springing
up all over the west country. Much to the consternation of British Ecomentalists.

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

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#1 posted 1286 days ago

sure like the shapes on the lid & the colors, and the way you postioned then at an angle.

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

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#2 posted 1286 days ago

BBM back at it I like it it. Well done, hope all is well over there.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 1286 days ago

Very unique artistic design, nice job, I need to get conversion minded to perceive size, it’s a big world out there, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 1286 days ago

Itsmic, its 4” x 4” x 2”, 1/4” thick walls. Sorry forgot to put the conversion up.

Ken, alls well. Snow gone, rain as usual and work sucks.

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

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#5 posted 1286 days ago

Another thoughtful piece. The tasteful combination of ebony and rosewood contrasts nicely with the symbolism of the lid pattern. Do all your boxes have “intellectual content” in addition to your fine craftsmanship?

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

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#6 posted 1286 days ago

Another beautiful piece, Martyn! I bet the rosewood is stunning in person. Very lovely!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 1286 days ago

Hey Martyn,
That’s nice. Up to your usual standards.
Keeping it simple and nice with this one. I like it.

So windmills are a bit controversial, eh?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 1286 days ago

Nice Martyn.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#9 posted 1286 days ago

I love the way you’ve taken simple elements, and turned them into a work of art just by some imaginative positioning.

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

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#10 posted 1286 days ago

great design!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 1286 days ago

Steve. Yes, being a small country if you try and do anything in the countryside some joker will complain. Probably the same one that complains when the power cuts arrive due to lack of power generation infrastructure.

Charlie, less is more sometimes.

Thanks all again for the much appreciated support.

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

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#12 posted 1286 days ago

Great box, Martyn! Thanks for showing it.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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#13 posted 1286 days ago

I like the way you offset the pattern in the lid, if you had squared it up it would have been a good piece but lacking pizazz! Well done!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#14 posted 1286 days ago

Hey Martyn you know the top is crooked… right…

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

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#15 posted 1286 days ago

Very nice box and the lid is colorful and nice to look at Martyn. As for the windmills, the controversy just proves that there is no such thing as a free lunch. We have the very same problem with windmills here. Environmentalists meeting each other in the door if you ask me. We all mean well. we just don’t know what we are doing, at least I don’t.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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