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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 06-19-2011 01:59 PM 1326 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Oh no! I was making this Purpleheart and Yew pattern and a rift opened up in time and space. With an alternate pattern in it of Ebony and Sycamore.

I’ve moved quickly and frozen it on a Birch ply base and caged it in Wenge.

It shrank a bit but its still 162mm x 62mm x 7mm. I’m hanging it on the wall. Its too small for a cutting board!

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





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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 02:04 PM

Messing around with quantum physics, eh?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 02:06 PM

Wormhole in the wood?!

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

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#3 posted 06-19-2011 02:08 PM

What did you use to freeze this? If you could bottle it I think you might get rich!

If anyone asks what use you intended for it – it would hold bagels nicely or maybe a large pickle.

Either way – very pretty pattern! Do you have it’s reverse somewhere perhaps?

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#4 posted 06-19-2011 02:10 PM

Bob. You never know it might just turn up someday!

Froze it with PVA. Its stronger than it looks.

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

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#5 posted 06-19-2011 02:18 PM

Reminds me of the Cheshire Cat.

Also, there seems to always be a mirror copy of ourselves outside the wormhole.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 06-19-2011 02:54 PM

On it’s way to the Stairway to Devon, perhaps?

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 02:56 PM

I like it! Leaves me wondering what the other side looks like and where it’s mate is.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 06-19-2011 03:27 PM

I’ve heard of black holes, but striped holes???

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

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#9 posted 06-19-2011 04:34 PM

As always thinking outside the box I like it!

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

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#10 posted 06-19-2011 04:41 PM

Oops! I know how these things can happen Martyn.
Good repair though, fortunately you caught it before the space time continuum was irreparably compromised.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#11 posted 06-19-2011 04:49 PM

pretty nifty

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 06-19-2011 05:02 PM

I love the gradual change in color effect, as the submarine emerge through the depth into light – yin into yang! Super job, Martyn! Very creative indeed!

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

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moment

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#13 posted 06-19-2011 08:07 PM

Did i ever tell you about the morning that i woke up , all ‘bleary-eyed’ ,

In a small jai…...um…..’ holding facillity’.......in Oaxaca ?

I stumbeled to the bars…....um i mean…..Courtesy gate….yeah

and asked the guar….....um….’attendant’ ........

” hey , how much does it cost to get out of here ?!!!!!!

He laughed very loudly and then said…........” How much you got ? “

One day you’re laying rock with some nice guys from Oaxaca in Austin ,

The next week you find yourself in magic cactus land , goodtimesinthe80s .
Maybe it does remind me of Oaxaca a little …no, not as spacey as that . By now you have probably guessed that i really have been to Oaxaca. Who supplies your ‘exotic’ woods ? Are ‘exotic’ woods considered ‘exotic’ woods in the country of origin ? Why is ebony so expensive ? Can you substitute black enamel for that stuff ? Way cheaper! And what about yew , besides making long bows, Is that a zodic ?

Many projects seem to be getting smaller , i think you have started a trend . Everyone will soon be making tiny band saw boxes , and whittling out natsuke to go in them. RIFT has raised more questions about so many unansweird things. I would go on and on , but lets face it, i’m not discussing important things like hand planes, so i better cut it short . What is the difference between shorts and cut-offs ? I think you should wear shorts to the pool , but cut-offs are fine for the beach. What do you think ? So many questions,candyman,so many questions…...................

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#14 posted 06-19-2011 08:29 PM

Could you hang ‘Rift’ as a picture next to that beautiful Italian table that you made ?
Would it be small (big) enough ?
I can’t do that hard mm. math . I have mm dyslexia .
I can convert Milliliters when i’m at the liquor store though. I know ,for instance, that750ml is a primed number.
....so many questions….........

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#15 posted 06-19-2011 11:18 PM

Its easy just divide by 25.4

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

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