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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1181 days ago 1470 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 1181 days ago

great work martin

you must be on
speed-dial

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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 1181 days ago

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 1181 days ago

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 1181 days ago

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 1181 days ago

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 1181 days ago

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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grizzman

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#7 posted 1181 days ago

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 1181 days ago

Aha…. thanks :-)

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

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 1181 days ago

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 ;)

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degoose

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#10 posted 1181 days ago

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 1181 days ago

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 1180 days ago

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 1180 days ago

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 1180 days ago

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 1180 days ago

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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