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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 05-28-2011 06:37 PM 1495 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Named after the game Trivial Pursuit.

This is a fully mitred hexagonal box.

100mm across corners and 62mm high.

Made from solid Sycamore, Pau Amarello, Yew, Padauk, Purpleheart and Ebony with Walnut lipping (mitred in).

Glue used was PVA throughout and the finish wax over sanding sealer.

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





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patron

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#1 posted 05-28-2011 06:42 PM

great work martin

you must be on
speed-dial

-- 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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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 05-28-2011 07:03 PM

Very nice! I don’t have the guts yet to show my miters up close like that, yet.

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 05-28-2011 07:15 PM

awesome..what I really like is the side view with the slanting colors

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-28-2011 07:58 PM

Very pretty color combination. You are so precise too! Very nice!

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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Wes Giesbrecht

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#5 posted 05-28-2011 08:07 PM

I’m guessing that you cut the top off of the bottom while the sides were still in one flat piece,
them located the miter cuts for top and bottom separately so that they would match up when assembled?

Or did you make the box and cut the top off with an incredibly thin blade?

Beautiful work!

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 08:43 PM

Wes. The sides were made in one long board. Mitred in the lipping as in The Matrix blog. Mitred the top edge of this board with a 45° router bit. Added a slot for the base. Then cut the box sides’ mitres across the board, every 50mm, with a 60° router bit. Made a base. Assembled this little lot to make a topless box. Made up the top seperately. Mitred its sides and glued it in.

Jack, its all done with router bits. They cant fail to be more or less spot on.

Thank you all for the kind comments

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

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#7 posted 05-28-2011 09:42 PM

i think the miters are off a little on top…lol…yea i agree with patron, you got speed dial goin here..its a really cool box…i like the colors..you sure do a great job with design martyn…thanks for the post…

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

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 09:44 PM

Aha…. thanks :-)

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 05-28-2011 09:44 PM

Very nice one Martyn! I particularly like the mathematical flavor of your boxes’ veneering. But then again, for a physicist to be, that’s quite normal ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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degoose

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 10:23 PM

Just one more for the collection but you astound us all as you usually do..

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 10:30 PM

Its not veneered, Thomas. Its solid wood.

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

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itsmic

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#12 posted 05-29-2011 04:07 AM

Hi Martyn, This is another wonderful Box, superb craftsmanship with an artistic flair, imaginative design and eye catching wood combos, Your production as of late has been over the top, keep them coming, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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ellen35

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#13 posted 05-29-2011 01:06 PM

fascinating design!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Druid

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#14 posted 05-29-2011 10:51 PM

The “Boxologist” has yet another winner. Lovely work Martyn. I was going to say “lovely work as usual”, but there is nothing “usual” about each of your designs.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 05-29-2011 10:55 PM

Thank you, John. I take that as a valued compliment.

Indeed thank you all for your interest. I am glad you enjoyed it. I certainly did.

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

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