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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1035 days ago 3040 views 20 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So called because I think it looks like a minimalist table perched on molten lava.

This is an EZ Mitre, Shell box

Size : (top) 113mm square x 52mm high (pedestal base) 133mm square x 5mm high

Materials : Padauk, Ebony, Holly and Birch Ply

Glues : PVA, Spray Contact and CA

Finish : Spray Acrylic (satin finish)

At 3.5mm thick the top was too fragile so a 1.5mm Birch Ply liner was used (pic’ 4). Otherwise its solid wood construction. With a foam inner base liner and baise on the very bottom. I’ve experimented a little with glues and finishes this time. The latter because of the Padauk bleed problem with light woods.

Pic 6 shows the board it was made from.

The links, above, take you to blogs describing the techniques involved in construction.

It is of the Inverted World/ ‘A’ String family of designs

This shows the CAD model I made before starting construction. Fairly close I think you’ll agree.

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





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1035 days ago

Wonderful, Martyn!

I certainly hope this manic phase of yours doesn’t end anytime soon.

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

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bubbared

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#2 posted 1035 days ago

As all your work amazing

-- Joe, Florida

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 1035 days ago

Martyn,
What a nice surprise to wake up to. I really like this one a lot. Striking pattern and great combination of woods. I also find the lining of the interior of the lid a very nice finishing touch. You may have wanted to strengthen the lid, but the look is very finished. I often veneer the the interior of a solid wood box to get this same effect. I really like bright interior. A fine addition to your repertoire. Perhaps my new favorite.
Roger

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

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Tootles

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#4 posted 1035 days ago

Just today I was thinking that you had been quiet on LJs for a little while and I was wondering what you would show us next. I’m glad I didn’t have to wait too long to find out.

Another fine box – as always.

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1035 days ago

I think this very well done. Excellent wood selection and geometric shapes!

-- Dennis Zongker

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mauibob

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#6 posted 1035 days ago

I’ll never get tired of seeing these new designs from you, Martyn! This has got to be one of my top favorites. Simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing this one—a beauty!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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patron

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#7 posted 1035 days ago

well you went and did it again martyn

moved the bar higher

we will never catch up

but it sure is fun trying

great box

-- 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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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 1035 days ago

I find your lack of fire disturbing.

;p

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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shipwright

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#9 posted 1035 days ago

You are definitely on a roll Martyn.

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

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BertFlores58

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#10 posted 1035 days ago

The first time I see on the project list, I am sure it will be Martyn’s. Excellent and perfect accuracy! Another design to go with circles.
Cheers,

-- Bert

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Woodwrecker

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#11 posted 1035 days ago

That design really jumps off Martyn!
Beautiful work !

-- Having fun...Eric

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blackcherry

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#12 posted 1034 days ago

You have a unique style all you own Martyn, this is exceptional. Nice choice of timber and design thanks for posting…BC

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Box

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#13 posted 1034 days ago

Such a piece of art..as always. Great work!

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MShort

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#14 posted 1034 days ago

Beautiful work Martyn. Thanks for posting the flat pattern design and the sketchup drawing.

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

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whitedog

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#15 posted 1034 days ago

It would be hard to favor just one of your boxes , but I’d put this one very near the top.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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