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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 07-31-2012 at 07:48 AM 5892 views 10 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one hurts my eyes to look at for more than a few minutes at a time. It was inspired by the hazard warning tape I was stacking on the shelf, at work, one day.

This is a double skinned, EZ Mitre box.

Dimensions – 102mm square x 62mm high. 6mm wall thickness (2×3mm)

Materials – Ebony, Pau Amarello, Sycamore, Birch Ply and Foam (base)

Adhesive – PVA

Finish – sanded to 320 grit then Spray Satin Acrylic

The first box image is an isometric view, followed by the top and one side, the top, one side and open with lid in background. It is a progression from Louee in my Hewee, Dewee and Louee post in that the side pattern has gone from vertical to 45 degrees slanted,

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





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Mosquito

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#1 posted 07-31-2012 at 07:53 AM

It looks like it came out well. It doesn’t hurt as much when the page isn’t scrolling… and I enjoyed the warning!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 at 07:55 AM

It always amazes me how creative and technically challenging all your boxes are Martyn this one’s a eye popper all right,
Great Job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 at 08:02 AM

Martyn,
I always wait to see your next creation… and they never disappoint.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 at 08:03 AM

Ouch!

Martyn that is Awesome

-- 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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littlecope

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#5 posted 07-31-2012 at 08:09 AM

This one looks like it might frighten all the other boxes Martyn!!
Great Job, Precise Work, once again Sir…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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SPalm

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#6 posted 07-31-2012 at 08:17 AM

Nice one Martyn.
I hope LC is wrong and it doesn’t frighten the other boxes.

Love watching these develop.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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shipwright

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#7 posted 07-31-2012 at 08:20 AM

My first thought was
“Martyn, you’ve got to stop stealing those caution markers from the highway works sites…. People might die !”
Now I see it was an inspiration from the tape.
I apologize for thinking you might do that Martyn. ;-)
This is as all have said, another great little piece of fine creative craftsmanship, perfect in every way.

.................and the second last photo says “Cut !, That’s a wrap”

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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woodworm

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#8 posted 07-31-2012 at 08:46 AM

Cool project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 07-31-2012 at 08:51 AM

My eyes survived a peek at this wonderful box! Nicely done. In a sea of boxes this one will really stand out.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Granddaddy1

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#10 posted 07-31-2012 at 09:03 AM

Definitely an attention grabber! Good work!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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degoose

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#11 posted 07-31-2012 at 09:10 AM

The Candy Man Can… for sure…

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#12 posted 07-31-2012 at 09:10 AM

Just great…! Everyone tells me I should get my head examined and now this comes along and I might have to get my eyes examined also.
Your work always amazes me with your eye for intricate detail and craftsmanship…Well done.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Dustmite97

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#13 posted 07-31-2012 at 09:11 AM

Another great box!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 07-31-2012 at 09:16 AM

Even if you put aside the visual appeal of this box, the construction and workmanship involved in what you created here is incredible! All those perfect miters and corners make my head spin! The wood choices are perfect too. Nothing else would have been better. A really awesome work of art Martyn!

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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#15 posted 07-31-2012 at 10:07 AM

Awesome Martyn.

I suppose you spent 95% of the time in designing the cuts, alignment and so forth, and only 5% in the execution. Am I right?

Two colors stripes provides better effect,

Estupendo

-- Back home. Fernando

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