Windmill 3D

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 778 days ago 3314 views 10 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back (546 days ago) I posted a project called Windmill . Recently I wondered what it would look like if the pattern spilled over from the top to the sides as well. This is the result.

This is a double skinned, EZ Mitre box with drop on lid.

Dimensions – 100mm square x 62mm high. Wall thickness 6mm (2×3mm)

Materials – Padauk, Purpleheart, Yew, Pau Amarello and Quarter sawn Sycamore.

Adhesive – PVA

Sanded to 400 grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 778 days ago


That is incredible

The grain must just glisten

Your cuts are tight.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 778 days ago

Forgot to add these. Both sides of the board it was made from, before it was mitred.

and the original Windmill

For this one I substituted Yew for the original Sycamore on the outside.

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

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#3 posted 778 days ago

excellent !
excellent !
excellent !

very nicely done

you always amaze 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 778 days ago

Hi Martyn super well done. I think we at LJ’s should call you ” Out of the box thinking ” Brit Boxmaker LOL Knd Regards Tambotie

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#5 posted 778 days ago

The original one looks REALLY familiar…........ I have seen it recently I think.

Taking it the rest of the way is even finer than the original – I would be placing that one out front where everyone can see it!

Great Job as always!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 778 days ago

I like the spill over around the corners..neat you can think ahead like that..if i did it, it would have been an error !

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

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#7 posted 778 days ago

Martyn, that is so cool and so precise with the perfect grain match up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the king of box making!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 778 days ago

Very cool, Martyn! With everyone complaining about the heat, I think “Windmill” was an appropriate title for this one. Excellent! :)


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

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#9 posted 778 days ago

Knowing how the camera never picks up the actual look and “feel” of the wood on my projects, this one must be absolutely vibrant in person. Stunning!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#10 posted 778 days ago

W O W !!

Excellent, as usual, but….............this one is exceptionally excellent.

Great job.

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

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#11 posted 778 days ago

Is there no end to your imagination?
This is another sweet little brain exercise Martyn.
Your attention to detail always shows through.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#12 posted 778 days ago

The only way I could make color run around a box like that would be with tape and a spray can. I am still puzzling over putting tab A into slot B ... wait … slot A.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#13 posted 778 days ago

Yet another great one. I’m wondering what you would come up with if you designed a new project under the title of “Imagination”?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#14 posted 778 days ago

You rockstar you…

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

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#15 posted 778 days ago

Martyn….brilliant again. Love the colours and love the imagination

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

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