'B' String

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 09-30-2011 05:39 PM 3171 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 09-30-2011 05:46 PM

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 09-30-2011 05:57 PM

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


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#3 posted 09-30-2011 06:03 PM

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 09-30-2011 06:09 PM

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 09-30-2011 06:17 PM

Another great pattern.

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

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#6 posted 09-30-2011 06:22 PM

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 fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 09-30-2011 06:42 PM

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 09-30-2011 07:37 PM

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 09-30-2011 07:41 PM

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!

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#10 posted 09-30-2011 08:33 PM

Simply amazing work!!

-- John Devost- 'Canuck' -

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#11 posted 09-30-2011 08:36 PM

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 09-30-2011 10:11 PM

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 09-30-2011 10:15 PM

I will stick to boards… great boxes Martyn…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 09-30-2011 10:40 PM

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 09-30-2011 11:53 PM

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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