Diamond Dogs

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1022 days ago 2301 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 1022 days ago

Visually challenging enough?

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

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#2 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 1022 days ago

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.

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

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#5 posted 1022 days ago

Thanks for the visual challenge. It is a beauty.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago


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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago


-- Dave,Portland OR

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#12 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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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