Diamond Dogs

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 09-22-2011 04:15 PM 3495 views 7 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an EZ Mitre, Shell box with pedestal base.

Size – 100mm square by 50mm high

Materials – Ebony, Sycamore, Sapele, Birch ply and green baise.

Glue – PVA

Finish – 600grit then Wax over Sanding Sealer

Black and white diamonds midway along each top edge (pics 1 and 2). The four sided shapes at the corners align to reveal an equilateral triangle captive in a 3D box of contrasting colour (pics 3 and 4). The diamonds now have one continuous flat edge!. Note, for the base I tried a slightly looser fit so no vent grooves ( as for 'No Quarter' ).
I prefer the tighter fit.

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

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 04:19 PM

Visually challenging enough?

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

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 04:24 PM

Very Nice Martyn… I like the black and white contrast on this one. Another one for my favorites. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 04:26 PM

I love how you look at things from all angles and still see the interrelation of the angles. Very cool.

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 09-22-2011 04:34 PM

the extra pics helped see this in it’s entirety. Very cool. when I look at it, it reminds me of pinwheel design quilt patterns. Very appealing box.

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 04:34 PM

Thanks for the visual challenge. It is a beauty.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 09-22-2011 04:38 PM

This would be a fun one to see in a video on a turntable, especially if you sped-up the video!

I do like the contrast of color, and agree that the pictures from various sides really helps one appreciate all aspects and angles involved here, not to mention the different ways it plays with the eye.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 09-22-2011 04:47 PM

Another head-scratcher, Martyn. It’s getting to where I don’t even have to see your name on a project anymore. I look at the photo and think “This could only be Martyn!”

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

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#8 posted 09-22-2011 04:51 PM

Okay, you’ve done it again. That triangle was no accident, it’s there by design – and that has my mind challenged. And right at bed time too! Now how am I going to sleep?

But I like it.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#9 posted 09-22-2011 04:53 PM


Your boxes always amaze me! I especially like the way that the corners appear as an equilateral triangle.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#10 posted 09-22-2011 04:59 PM

Another Spectical of Imagination Martyn, You contiue to entertain and amaze with Your superb craftsmanship and Artistic Flair, thanks for sharing Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 09-22-2011 05:00 PM


-- Dave,Portland OR

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#12 posted 09-22-2011 05:02 PM

well done wonder

a martyn for sure

-- 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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#13 posted 09-22-2011 05:03 PM

great box
only problem now is i am going to spend the next week trying to figure out how you did it :)

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#14 posted 09-22-2011 05:13 PM

Ha. Cool. You never cease to amaze.
I like the corner shots that show the hexagon with the triangle in it. Neat.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 09-22-2011 05:24 PM

What a fun design. The triangles at the corners are an impressive geometrical feat! I really how the triangles look when you see them from the side – quite a difference!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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