'B' String

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1054 days ago 2544 views 11 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a progression from ‘A’ String and the string box version of Dinner on the Lake of Fire, posted yesterday.

It is an EZ Mitre, Shell box

Size : 110mm square x 45mm high on a 120mm square x 5mm high pedestal base.

Materials : American Black Walnut, Pau Amarelo, Birch Ply

Glues : PVA and CA

Finish : Spray Acrylic (satin finish)

The stringing on the sides is cleaned up (right in pic’ 4) with respect to ‘A’ String (left in pic’ 4). Its also a lower profile version. Its pattern directly relates to Dinner on the Lake of Fire (centre in pic’ 4)

The latter two were made at pretty much the same time, this week, ‘B’ String being finished today.

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

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#1 posted 1054 days ago

only 24 to go

this series is nice

you better get that warehouse built soon

or your own gallery

great work martyn

-- 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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#2 posted 1054 days ago

You’re sure having fun with those, Martyn. Fabulous boxes!


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#3 posted 1054 days ago

I thought this looked familiar – nice variation on the theme. You are getting quite a collection!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 1054 days ago

Very nice indeed. I’m running out of adjectives.

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

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#5 posted 1054 days ago

Another great pattern.

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

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#6 posted 1054 days ago

Good one Martyn. The lineage is clear and the bloodline pure.

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

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#7 posted 1054 days ago

Martyn; When you mention “EZ Mitre” are you refering to the technique used to cut the box and form it or are you talking about that EZ Mitre tool I have seen advertised for cutting tiles and other corners. After watching the video on the use of the tool, it looks like it could be used to cut a veneer pattern. Maybe my perception is a little off now that they put me on all this medicine. I still think your Box collection is outstanding. Will you be selling them as a set or putting them in an exhibit?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 1054 days ago

Amagineer, I’m glad you like my boxes. I have no plan to sell any of them at present. They are in a ‘rolling’ exhibition at my local museum

Regarding EZ Mitre, the answer is no it does not refer to any tool but a technique. Just click on the words EZ Mitre in the description above and you will be taken to a blog describing it.

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

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#9 posted 1054 days ago

you are the boxmaster & I’m glad I read here that your boxes are in your local museum..lovely to share with folks. lucky them!

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

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#10 posted 1054 days ago

Simply amazing work!!

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#11 posted 1054 days ago

I bet a turn figured finial would look grand on these style boxes, just a suggestion. Love the uniqueness of these boxes…thanks for posting BC

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#12 posted 1054 days ago

Absolutely great work! Your projects pages are a buffet for the eyes. Pardon me while I go have a second helping.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#13 posted 1054 days ago

I will stick to boards… great boxes Martyn…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#14 posted 1054 days ago

Very nice work. I really appreciate that you share your techniques in the blog section. I really enjoy reading them.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#15 posted 1054 days ago

They are really fine Martyn, you keep refining the EZ.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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