Black Hole Sun

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Project by MoleParty posted 09-18-2012 04:12 PM 2721 views 16 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the brother of yesterday’s Bonfire post. After we’d finalised Bonfire I realised that with slight modification it could be the realisation of a box idea I’d had for a while now. This represents a virtual 3D image of the accretion disk around a rotating black hole. Matter gets sucked in, never to be seen again. This time the lines on the sides all rotate one way to aid the image. In fact all the sides for both boxes were re-sawn out of the same block. The last pic shows the two, together. Size and materials are the same as for Bonfire except for black dyed birch for the centre. Thanks for the inspiration Ross. This has helped me to realise a long held idea.


-- Ross Dennis and Martyn Brewer

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 04:14 PM

Very cool! I prefer this one to Bonfire, but both are of course excellent boxes.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 04:22 PM


-- Darn thing doesn't fit! Where's my hammer?

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 04:25 PM

Those are supremely cool. And now I have Soundgarden playing in my head.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 04:31 PM

Very impressive, excellent work!

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 04:33 PM

Before I even read the other comments I was thinking “I like this one much more.”. Very well done, both of you.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 04:34 PM

these certainly are amazing, i dont know how you do it so that it looks so dam good…but they do, it looks like something only a machine could do..just beautiful…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 09-18-2012 04:36 PM

I love Soundgarden:) Beautiful box!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 09-18-2012 04:54 PM

I like this one better. The matching stipes on the sides and the black “sun burst” give it the extra wow.

They are both really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 09-18-2012 04:56 PM

It looks as if you could fall into the top

An amazing box


-- 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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#10 posted 09-18-2012 04:59 PM

Bright colors that draw one to the center..fantastic!

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-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#12 posted 09-18-2012 08:01 PM


-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#13 posted 09-18-2012 08:04 PM

Just love this one! Like them both but this one speaks to me :)

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#14 posted 09-18-2012 08:51 PM

I am in awe, and I bow before you. In other words,.............great box.

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#15 posted 09-18-2012 09:05 PM

They are both beautiful, but I think I do like this one better. I love the dark center and the implied rotation of the sides. Another winner! :)


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

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