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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 07-12-2011 06:10 PM 2708 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a flat wall hanging 220mm x 220mm x 6mm thick.

Made from solid (pic’ 4), book-matched Padauk, African Blackwood and Sycamore.

Glue is PVA. It is sanded to 600 grit and waxed.

For the story behind it and its making go to my blog

As you can see from pic’ 5 it can be hung any of the three ways in the first three pic’s.

As shown in pic’ 6 it resides on the 'Stairway to Devon'

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 06:15 PM

I like your wall, Martyn! Very nicely done. And thanks for blogging the process. You are a leader!


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#2 posted 07-12-2011 06:18 PM

I must say that there is no end to your imagination as you keep coming out with new fantastic designs! It belongs in a museum along with the others you have made so people can enjoy them too.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 06:24 PM

Initially I was voting for the box. But seeing the grain pattern in the Padauk, I understand why you decided to make it into a wall hanging. Either way it is pretty amazing.

I have enjoyed reading your blog on this too. It is always interesting to see how you put these beautiful designs together and I always seem to learn something new in the process.

Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and techniques with us. It is fascinating to see these pieces of art come to life.

That is quite a wall you have there!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 06:26 PM

Martyn…. you’re killing me with these unbelievable designs!

I hope you are well insured, since a visitor looking at these as he goes up the stairs might get dizzy and fall. :-)

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

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 06:35 PM

What hasn’t already been said about your creations, Martyn? I especially like the 3D effect in the far left piece. I only wish I could do what you do, as well as you do. I do dream a lot!

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

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#6 posted 07-12-2011 06:37 PM

We are certainly quite different. Your designs are so current, so thoughtful, and tasteful. I, on the other hand, seem pretty well stuck in the 18th and 19th centuries. Yet I really appreciate your work. I b ald love to be able to do the same sort of thing, but, alas, it doesn’t happen. So, I guess I’ll just have to watch as it occurs. Please, keep it up.

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

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#7 posted 07-12-2011 06:55 PM

Good choice with the wall hanging, Martyn.
That is a beautiful piece of work.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 07-12-2011 06:56 PM

As Sheila, I was also voting for a box. some kind of French restaurant table this time (As Rance picture in your blog). Also now, I think you made the right choice. That piece looks nicer as a whole.

As always was a joy reading your blog on this too.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 07-12-2011 06:58 PM

It is breath taking. I love it.

The amount of precision require to build is enormous, therefore I am not going to try it.
The inlay 4 outside corners were almost paper thin, It is amazing they did not break.

Really enjoyed your blog. It was quite detailed. I pick up some new tricks.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 07-12-2011 07:18 PM

You da boxologist! Now you becoming the wallologist. Very compelling & striking

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#11 posted 07-12-2011 07:43 PM

Very well done, but that is what we’ve come to expect from you!

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#12 posted 07-12-2011 08:13 PM

Looks great!

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#13 posted 07-12-2011 08:16 PM

Martyn, your work is always absolutely amazing!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 07-12-2011 08:26 PM

Pretty Work Martyn and a very enjoyable blog…
The Stairway looks like it’s filling up!!
When you run out of room, will you “convert” some of these into boxes?

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

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#15 posted 07-12-2011 09:08 PM

Another winner Martyn. Great wall.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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