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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 06-09-2011 08:16 PM 2294 views 12 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box 74mm square x 45mm high (2.9” sq. x 1.77”)
on a 84mm square x 6mm (3.3” sq. x .25”) pedestal base.

Made from American Black Walnut and Pau Amarello with a Birch ply liner. Both made using EZmitre. With a green baise bottom.

It is what I call a shell box. The shell is the top and sides which slides over the base, which is integral to the pedestal.
The base being a shell to which the mitred pedestal trim is attached. You open the box by placing finger and thumb on opposite sides of the pedestal, to hold it down, and lift the whole top up and off.

Glue is PVA and finish wax over sanding sealer.

It was made in parallel with Italian Restaurant over a couple of weeks so, no, I can’t churn them out in one day.

-- 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 06-09-2011 08:24 PM

you are still the fastest BritBoxmaker i know

wait till you get older

less sleep
and more time for box making

might start looking for your own museum
with all these great projects

you are going to need one

-- 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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prompt

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 08:29 PM

You have a lot of beautiful boxes. Inexhaustible imagination.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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lanwater

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 08:33 PM

Martyn you are on a roll!

It looks great! The wood contrast is outstanding.

David: I will even say he is the fastest boxmaker I know.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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majeagle1

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 08:41 PM

Once again, just beautiful !
I love this wood combination, one of my favorites and love the “box in a box” design….. may have to borrow this concept from you.. I have been wanting to try the ezmitre process and I have a little lulll in time so I may be able to fit it in….

Thanks for posting all of your wonderful creations and your processes Martyn, they are a true inspiration to us boxmakers out her, me for sure !

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

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S4S

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#5 posted 06-09-2011 08:42 PM

The amarello reminds me of gold inlay. Fine woods , excellent work, beautiful box .

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SPalm

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 09:10 PM

Sweet. I like it.
And the lift off top is cool.

My hat is still off to you,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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MARCquetry

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#7 posted 06-09-2011 09:44 PM

Martyn:

I am new here at LumberJocks, in fact this is my first posting.

I have been following your work on here since joining a few days ago. Being a marquetarian and box maker myself, I am both impressed and at the same time fascinated with the creativity that you show in your designs and methods of work. Your use of geometric symmetry and proportion in your designs is beautiful and some of the techniques that you have developed are inspirational.

I look forward to following your future creations.

Marc

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Cozmo35

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#8 posted 06-09-2011 10:07 PM

Way to go Martyn! You are pumping them out now!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 06-09-2011 11:24 PM

one more to admire thankĀ“s Martyn

take care
Dennis

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 06-09-2011 11:29 PM

sweet, very sweet!

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

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RogerBean

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#11 posted 06-09-2011 11:37 PM

Martyn,
Very attractive design and the shell construction is unique as well. I like the box a lot.
Roger

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

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littlecope

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#12 posted 06-10-2011 12:40 AM

Martyn: You could change your user name to a single period, and your Avatar to a picture of your neighbor, and I’d still recognize your work as YOURS!!
Well Done, both Inspired and Inspiring my Friend…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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JL7

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#13 posted 06-10-2011 02:53 AM

Very nice Martyn – simply complex…......I like it!

Jeff

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

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sras

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#14 posted 06-10-2011 03:37 AM

Your technique combined with your sense of scale and proportion just shine every time you post another project! Another winner!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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hlpaint

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#15 posted 06-10-2011 04:05 AM

Damn your good!!!! I can hardlly wait till the next one.

-- The guy who makes no mistakes hasn't done anything

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