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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 04-01-2012 11:44 AM 2435 views 7 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tiny reversible box with wooden hinges

Dimensions – 42mm x 42mm x 42mm…...... Wall (and therefore hinge) thickness 2.85mm (7/64”), clam shell hinges.

Materials – Walnut, Sycamore, Brass

Adhesives – CA, viscous

Finish – 320 grit sanded then wax

I’ve posed it in front of my disk sander for a sense of scale (and I also thought that if I put tools in the post I’d get more reads, joke, perhaps not).

This box is dedicated to the memory of Douglas Adams, writer of the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and many other witty and intelligent works.

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





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 11:50 AM

That IS small! I didn’t realize it from the previous parts to the series! It came out quite nice and is a beautiful project. Awesome project!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 11:58 AM

Some music to go with it

http://youtu.be/Iexp-OwOs0M

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

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patron

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 11:59 AM

another innovative and leading work

always a pleasure to see
and learn

well done 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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#4 posted 04-01-2012 11:59 AM

wow, that is small BBM I like, Shiela, thought they were bigger. You really have a concept going here. Fascinating

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#5 posted 04-01-2012 12:34 PM

I haven’t read Hitch-Hikers Guide in many years, although I do have it here someplace.
That is one fine box. Like Sheila, the box I had pictured in my mind was bigger than this. One side of my mind can do the metric conversion but the other side still doesn’t do the perspective thing very well. I think the last picture with the calipers put it in scale though.
Thanks for the joke. It did give me a chuckle.
Have you given any thought to putting a hinge on the bottom plate?
Thanks for posting it and the blog.

-- Mel,

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 04-01-2012 01:19 PM

Well done Martyn, another great and tiny example of a great experiment.
I award it 5 Pints.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Eric in Florida.

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#7 posted 04-01-2012 01:22 PM

A nice box dedicated to a great author.
Nice work Martyn.

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

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#8 posted 04-01-2012 01:38 PM

Just like everyone else, I thought it to be larger than it is. Still I suppose there is still plenty of room for a Babel fish or two. Interesting project.

-- Troy in Melrose, Florida

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#9 posted 04-01-2012 01:44 PM

Great little box Martyn. Coincidentally I am currently reading the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I was some of the TV series quite a few years ago too. Amusing reading.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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JL7

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#10 posted 04-01-2012 01:47 PM

This is quite an engineering marvel – very nice!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#11 posted 04-01-2012 02:07 PM

You make some wonderful little boxes. I also have never seen a sanding disk with holes.
-Don

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

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 04-01-2012 02:21 PM

Great choice of music for a box that is a mix of the imagination from the Hitch-hiker and woodworking
talent that is close to the work of a sorcerer from my viewpoint. Appreciated the blog that shows just
how tough it really was, even if I will never try it. Thank you for sharing your fun in the workshop with
us, because if it did not make us work a little harder, it would not be as much fun when we finally
accomplished what was impossible before we did it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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shipwright

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#13 posted 04-01-2012 02:35 PM

My hat is off Martyn.
Your perseverance and talent simply cannot be denied.
Nice one!

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

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SPalm

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#14 posted 04-01-2012 02:35 PM

Very nice Martyn. Nice to see the new technique works.
And my, my, that is small.

Looks cool too.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 04-01-2012 03:48 PM

I enjoyed the build blog and the finished piece.
Great work and thanks for sharing.
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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