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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 09-29-2011 02:27 PM 3466 views 21 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 09-29-2011 02:33 PM

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 09-29-2011 02:40 PM

As all your work amazing

-- Joe, Florida

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 02:41 PM

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 09-29-2011 02:50 PM

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 09-29-2011 02:51 PM

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 09-29-2011 02:53 PM

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 09-29-2011 02:54 PM

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 09-29-2011 03:18 PM

I find your lack of fire disturbing.

;p

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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shipwright

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#9 posted 09-29-2011 03:26 PM

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 09-29-2011 03:29 PM

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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Eric in Florida.

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#11 posted 09-29-2011 03:33 PM

That design really jumps off Martyn!
Beautiful work !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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blackcherry

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#12 posted 09-29-2011 04:07 PM

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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longgone

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#13 posted 09-29-2011 04:13 PM

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

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#14 posted 09-29-2011 04:23 PM

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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#15 posted 09-29-2011 04:34 PM

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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