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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 824 days ago 2234 views 7 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Named after the 1980 video game, this box is a Cuboctahedron*.

Dimensions : 141mm cubed. Triangles and squares 100mm sides (62.63° angles on all edges)

Materials : 5mm MDF veneered with Ebony and Holly on the outside and Sapele and Beech on the inside.

Solid Ebony clam shell hinge and lipping.

Adhesive : PVA

Finish : Spray Satin Acrylic

*Made from six squares and eight equilateral triangles. Its what you get when you slice a triangular pyramid off each corner of a cube.

The pictures for this one were done with a hand held camera using available light.

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





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degoose

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#1 posted 824 days ago

Ok … too much for me to process at this time of night…

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 824 days ago

Have another beer, Larry!

-- 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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#3 posted 824 days ago

It’s beautiful! Simply beautiful! (But there is nothing ‘simple’ about it!)

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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ruddy

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#4 posted 824 days ago

My brain hurts…stop it Martyn.
You are a genius.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 824 days ago

what box can’t you design/foresee/imagine and then make? Your mind & skills are outrageous. This box boggles the brain.

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 824 days ago

Martyn, you never cease to amaze me. It’s beautiful and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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amagineer

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#7 posted 824 days ago

Box from the future; nicely designed.

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

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David Craig

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#8 posted 824 days ago

Another gift from the Martyn “Brewerverse?”You demonstrate, yet again, that you don’t raise the bar as much as create a whole new plateau. Beautiful work sir.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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SPalm

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#9 posted 824 days ago

Well done Martyn.
Dang, you have the skills to produce whatever you mind thinks up. That is rare to have both.

Nice finish too. It really glimmers.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JL7

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#10 posted 824 days ago

Really amazing…...pulling off the hinge is amazing, let alone designing and building such a shape. Nicely done Martyn.

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

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michiganmark

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#11 posted 824 days ago

How do you come up with your great ideas????? Very cool, you are the man!

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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stefang

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#12 posted 824 days ago

Great work Martyn. You always come up with something new for us to wonder about.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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nomercadies

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#13 posted 824 days ago

This is like the time the doctor had to insert a needle into my lung through my back between my ribs to drain off liquid. I found out I had places to hurt I didn’t even know I owned. You just made me think about something I didn’t know I had a place to think about it. I mean, nice job!

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#14 posted 824 days ago

Martyn, these scrumpy induced designs are something else.

-- 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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steliart

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#15 posted 824 days ago

Another mind puzzle in box making… excellent work Martyn

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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