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(Dance on a) VOLCANO

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1214 days ago 2259 views 11 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wall hanging ( not a cutting board ) inspired jointly by a picture of volcanic activity on Kilauea, Hawaii and partly by a music track by Genesis. It was made using the router jig , recently posted, on a router table.

Dimensions: Approx’ 220mm square x 7mm thick.

Materials: Ebony, Purpleheart, Padauk, English Yew and Pau Amarello (Yellowheart)

Glue: PVA

Finish: Organoil Wax over Liberon Sanding Sealer

Pic. 1. Volcano
Pic. 2. Edge shot showing its a solid pattern, not veneered
Pic. 3. In it’s position on the Stairway to Devon, between Impossibles 1 and 2
Pic. 4. The picture that inspired it.

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





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mauibob

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#1 posted 1214 days ago

Great design, Martyn! Absolutely beautiful. Looks a bit like one of those ancient Hawaiian royalty robes. What’s this with “English” Yew!! Where’s the Hawaiian koa or mango!! :-)

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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JL7

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#2 posted 1214 days ago

That is really cool – great design and colors! Can’t wait to see what you dream up next!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dez

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#3 posted 1214 days ago

Stunning use of color and design! Thanks for posting!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 1214 days ago

Sorry I forgot to put this in the post. The link to the Genesis track, Dance on a Volcano

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 1214 days ago

Bob, neither Koa or Mango are easily available in the UK. Besides in the interests of whatever I wanted to put something English in it.

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

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 1214 days ago

WOW and more WOW..I was just going to post a wall sculpture and saw this. I might wait a few days, cause this is gorgeous. The colors are so vibrant! the shape so fascinating. Divine eye candy. You’ve out done yourself with this. 22 thumbs up

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

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fernandoindia

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#7 posted 1214 days ago

I was awaiting the outcome of the router jig.

Nice colours, great design.

Genesis song translate me 40 yrs back !!

-- Back home. Fernando

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 1214 days ago

WOW and more WOW..I was just going to post a wall sculpture and saw this. I might wait a few days, cause this is gorgeous. The colors are so vibrant! the shape so fascinating. Divine eye candy. You’ve out done yourself with this. 22 thumbs up

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

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majeagle1

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#9 posted 1214 days ago

OMG – This is just fantastic! A Triple wow for this one for sure !!!!

The wood combinations / colors are just superb…............. I can’t stop looking at it!
The lava flow design is absolutely perfect and wonderful….......... I can just watch the flow !!!!

This is another favorite for me Martyn, thank you !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 1214 days ago

Triple Wow!

I thought it was a quilt when I first looked at it.

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

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 1214 days ago

A very colorful and artistic expression of a volcano. Great work, Martyn. I am looking forward to your next one!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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patron

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#12 posted 1214 days ago

another excellent piece
on the wall of y’all

nice
the colors are vibrant

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Spoontaneous

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#13 posted 1214 days ago

Great use of the grain AND the colors. A visually striking piece. I was unfamiliar with that particular Genesis song. Your Stairway to Devon is looking like an art gallery. I vote the calendar out. Once again, awesome work.

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

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Bearpie

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#14 posted 1214 days ago

I LIKE, I LIKE, I LIKE! In capitals! Seems there is no end to your creativity? Well, I must say that is good so we can still look forward to see what else you can come up with! Well done!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#15 posted 1214 days ago

Great eye appeal Martyn, you do great work ….......we’‘ll never find another Yew….tra la al

-- 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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