|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 09-27-2012 10:16 AM||11052 views||11 times favorited||50 comments|
In 1969 a group called King Crimson recorded an album called Court of the Crimson King. This box is named after the title track. As well as the King himself there are several other characters in the song including; the Purple Piper, the Yellow Jester and the Black Queen. I have been struggling for many years to design a box which features all of these. Inspiration came with Michelletwo’s post Color. Thank you Michelle. The slotted form was perfect. All I had to do was place the relevant colours behind the slots. With a suitable lining the box was a goer. Many hours of fiddling with the design and building later here it is. This is a three layer, shell box , made using the EZ Mitre technique.
Dimensions – 100mm square x 62mm high (on a 6mm pedestal)
Materials – Padauk, Purpleheart, Pau Amarello, Black Dyed Birch, Yew and Birch ply
Adhesives – PVA and Viscous CA
Finish – Satin Spray Acrylic
It was a difficult job, with a few novel twists, which are now blogged starting here.
Thanks to Jamie Speirs, here’s the youtube link to the track concerned
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com