Pac-Man (a box)

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 05-19-2012 11:13 AM 2344 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.

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 11:23 AM

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

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

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#2 posted 05-19-2012 11:24 AM

Have another beer, Larry!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 11:25 AM

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


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

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 11:28 AM

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

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

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 11:30 AM

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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#6 posted 05-19-2012 11:36 AM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 05-19-2012 11:36 AM

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 05-19-2012 11:50 AM

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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#9 posted 05-19-2012 11:58 AM

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.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 05-19-2012 12:17 PM

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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#11 posted 05-19-2012 12:33 PM

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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#12 posted 05-19-2012 12:51 PM

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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#13 posted 05-19-2012 12:55 PM

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 05-19-2012 01:00 PM

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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#15 posted 05-19-2012 01:35 PM

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 - --

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