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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 06-24-2012 03:19 PM 1983 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You don’t need expensive tools or enormous amounts of timber to make a box. This one is made from just over 1/10th of a square metre of veneer and a small piece of birch ply. Scraps and leftovers from other projects in my case. The main body of the box is three layers of Birch ply and one (the outer layer) of cherry (using the bottle in the 5th pic’ as a former). The top and bottom of the box are 3mm birch ply, veneered one side in Ebony and with a 2 layer wrap of the same around it (using the box body as a former)

Dimensions – 75mm diametre x 90mm high.

Materials – Birch, Cherry and Ebony veneer and Birch ply.

Adhesive – PVA

Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic

At last a simple box!

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





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Granddaddy1

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 03:27 PM

Love it! Great concept and creativity.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 03:48 PM

Well – this is fine use of scraps…....simple for you perhaps! Well done.

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

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 04:14 PM

Great looking box, and finally one that I can make. Now all I have to do is find an excuse to buy some veneer
so I can have some left over to make it. Thank you for sharing, and this idea can be expanded with a little
skill to shaker style boxes.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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amagineer

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#4 posted 06-24-2012 04:50 PM

ANother creative design. You have an endless mind of ideas. I was wondering if you sell your boxes or just give them for gifts.
-Don

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

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SPalm

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#5 posted 06-24-2012 05:09 PM

Finally, something even I could make.
Nice one Martyn.
I have lots of left-over veneer. Now I am off to drink a bottle of wine.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 06-24-2012 05:45 PM

The ultimate KISS

-- 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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#7 posted 06-24-2012 07:37 PM

Very nice and “simple” is an understatement. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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woodpezzer

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#8 posted 06-24-2012 08:39 PM

I used this layered veneer technique to build a shaker style cherry and padauk Fjord Horse tine box (photos included with my other Horse Tine project) while waiting for wood bending supplies to arrive. It’s definitely easier (for me) to layer veneer than bend wood into an oval or circular shape. Plus, the cost opposed to steam bending supplies is a huge bonus. Veneers can easily be turned into pretty little boxes as is the case here. Anyhoo.. nice job.

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#9 posted 06-24-2012 08:45 PM

I might add that whilst I did use a band saw and disc sander to shape the top and bottom on this project this could just as easily have been done using a coping saw and hand sanding.

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

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#10 posted 06-24-2012 08:50 PM

A fine sample of simple

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

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#11 posted 06-25-2012 01:40 AM

Very good Martyn. Did you finish that bottle o wine before you made this box?? jus kiddin. Does the bottle fit into the box.. Top-3 congrats for u also..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 06-25-2012 02:37 AM

Martyn,
Your suggestion of using the coping saw and hand sanding will be better for my ongoing project. Thanks for that. Your project really counts from complicated to simple ones. Keep it up.
Cheers,

-- Bert

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#13 posted 06-25-2012 05:07 AM

Martyn,

Where is the seam? I magnified the pictures and can’t find it.

I love it and, though you may call it simple, I see very little ”simple” about this!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 06-25-2012 03:42 PM

oldnovice, the main body is one continuous wrap of four layers. The end that is on the outside of this is sanded into the background!

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 06-25-2012 06:52 PM

Thank you all for the comments. As usual I am most grateful.

Don, I don’t tend to sell my projects. I’m leaving most of them to Sue as a pension supplement. I figure they will be worth more when I’m gone.

Roger, of course I drunk it. Wine and I are both best drunk.

More nonsense to follow.

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

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