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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 10-29-2012 12:56 PM 2428 views 6 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was inspired by the track of the same name on Pink Floyd’s album Dark Side of the Moon and the album’s cover picture. I have placed the moon central to the top, uniformly coloured as ‘There is no dark side in the moon really, as a matter of fact its all dark’.

Dimensions – 127mm diagonally x 80mm high (excluding base, 140mm diagonally x 7mm high).

Materials – Birch Veneer (dyed and natural), Birch Ply (dyed), Sycamore (dyed) and MDF.

Adhesives – PVA and CA

Finish – Spirit based coloured and black wood dye, Spray satin Acrylic Lacquer.

The main body of the box is 2.5mm MDF veneered both sides, total thickness 3.5mm. The black pillars are 3mm thick.

Construction is blogged, starting, here

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





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 01:04 PM

you da boxologist!! I love the colors, and the shape/design. I think it might be cool to have a light inside and the color sections to be thin & the color shimmer through. Get right on that, would ya?? HAAAAA HAAA
thanks for sharing your genius box making.

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

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redsox9

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#2 posted 10-29-2012 01:04 PM

Great work! Your next task is to see what happens when you start the album after the third roar the MGM Lion makes before the start of “The Wizard of Oz” while holding this in your lap.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 01:07 PM

Martyn that is on another level

Along with the background music on

Permission to land :)

jamie

-- 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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#4 posted 10-29-2012 01:11 PM

amazing

-- Joel

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noise_expert

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#5 posted 10-29-2012 01:20 PM

...and only 6 colours. Keeping true to the original. ROY G BIV must still be turning in his grave!

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mauibob

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#6 posted 10-29-2012 01:25 PM

Awesome, Martyn!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#7 posted 10-29-2012 01:29 PM

Shine on you crazy diamond.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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shipwright

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 01:43 PM

Very elegant Martyn.
Makes me think of a very high end poker chip rack.
The colors came out perfectly.

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

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Ryan Haasen

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#9 posted 10-29-2012 02:05 PM

This turned out perfectly! Awesome job!

-- Ryan

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Daiku

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#10 posted 10-29-2012 02:06 PM

Martyn

Your vision and interpretation for a project is intriguing. Your ability to transform the vision into reality is impressive. Your willingness to share your knowledge with others is pure selflessness.

Thanks for being a LumberJock,

-- Cal Noguchi

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sras

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#11 posted 10-29-2012 02:17 PM

Eye candy! You have certainly captured the image of the album cover – a great display of imagination, engineering and construction skills!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 10-29-2012 02:47 PM

Awesome as always

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Ross

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#13 posted 10-29-2012 03:39 PM

geddon farmer!

-- after hours of labour, i've broken it more....but at least it's colourful!!!

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Granddaddy1

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#14 posted 10-29-2012 04:51 PM

VERY successful creative design. At a level most of us (myself included) can’t even imagine. Amazing craftsmanship! Great job, Martyn!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#15 posted 10-29-2012 06:11 PM

Wonderful, just wonderful – the music and the box.
You sure are the box master.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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