|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 05-30-2012 01:21 PM||2811 views||4 times favorited||52 comments|
Years ago, after the main engine failed on the return craft we resigned ourselves to making a go of it here on Mars. It would be at least two years until rescue came. By the time they arrived, four years later, most of us had decided to stay. I come up here to this small hill, most days, and look at the reflection of the sunset in the mirrored panels of the old cold store we’d built. You won’t see one as vivid as that on Earth.
Dimensions – 152×77 x 38mm on a 160×85 x 5mm Pedestal Base.
Materials – Pink Ivory, Padauk, Purpleheart, Ebony, distressed black dyed boxwood stringing and Birch Ply
Adhesives – PVA and CA
Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic
I liked the distressed look that heavily sanded, dyed, boxwood lines give. They give the aged look I was seeking.
The walls are thin on this one, 4mm (2.5mm pattern on 1.5mm ply). Whilst some may think this exceedingly thin a lot of boxes I see have far too thick walls for their overall size. Its a box, not a bomb shelter. Usually for this size I’d go 5 – 6mm thick about 1mm wall thickness per 20- 25mm overall box length.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com