Turning Japanese

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 08-13-2011 10:56 PM 3049 views 24 times favorited 70 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very good friend sent me some Holly, it is exceptionally clear and creamy. What to do with it to do it justice? You be the judge if I suceeded.

This is a box with a drop-in lid.
Approx’ 112mm square x 69mm high.
Made from Holly and Indian Ebony.
Glue is PVA and finish wax over sanding sealer.

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 11:01 PM

I would say it’s a Big Success!! Very beautiful, Clean & Crisp!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 11:07 PM

Well that manic phase is certainly yielding some wonderful projects, Martyn. Keep ‘em coming!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 11:08 PM

Wow, Martyn! So crisp and clean looking! How big is it? I would say it was a resounding success! It is absolutely elegant and beautiful! The curved, subtle lines are just outstanding. I love how the curve of the handle matches the curve of the lid and top. Another incredible addition to your many beautiful projects. Just breath taking!


-- 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 08-13-2011 11:09 PM

It looks so nice and almost fragile…very delicate : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 08-13-2011 11:14 PM

That is some really clear holly. My gosh.
You done justice. Cute idea with the miter beveled top.

I really like it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 08-13-2011 11:16 PM

What truly elegant and refined angles . You have captured the theme beautifully .

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#7 posted 08-13-2011 11:17 PM

do you really think so? (about the turning japanese – i still remember the song.)
beautiful 3D details. this would look differently in different lights. very very nice!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#8 posted 08-13-2011 11:20 PM

very cool

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#9 posted 08-13-2011 11:35 PM

Like photography, sometimes the finest art is in the black and white.
Really nice one Martyn

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#10 posted 08-13-2011 11:39 PM

Looks simple at first glance. But a closer look reveals gentle curves and fine detail. Very refined box!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 08-13-2011 11:44 PM

WOW, another super project Martyn, exceptional.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#12 posted 08-13-2011 11:52 PM

Good job Martyn. My eyes do not cross on this one.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#13 posted 08-13-2011 11:52 PM

Very Exquisite Martyn, understated exactitude…
Ride that Wave my Friend… :)

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

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#14 posted 08-13-2011 11:54 PM

Martyn, on second look I just noticed that in photo #3, the lid seems to be hovering in mid air. Tell us the secret!

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

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#15 posted 08-13-2011 11:58 PM

Its just balanced on the back 1/2 of the box, Charlie. The high point at the back corner helps.

The impossible I can do, miracles will take significantly longer.

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

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