Dance on a Volcano II

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 12-02-2012 05:40 PM 3025 views 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I made a Wall Hanging called Dance on a Volcano. This is hung on the stairway at home. Every time I see it I think of it in a box form. So here it is, finally. An EZ Mitre, Shell box

Dimensions – 100 mm sq x 62 mm high, with 6 mm pedestal base.

Materials – Sycamore, solid and veneer and Birch ply, Dyed.

Adhesives – PVA and Viscous CA

Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic

The Padauk in the original has darkened somewhat and I am hoping the spirit based dye I used here will be more colour fast. The mitring on this one was ‘fun’ as you can see in the construction blog

The last picture is the original 3D CAD model.

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

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 05:47 PM

Lovely. The black provides a striking background for the carefully prepared pattern. Nice indeed.

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

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 05:47 PM


As always, a fantastic project and I really enjoyed following along on your trial and tribulations of the build.

You are the TRUE master box-builder!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 05:55 PM

This is so pretty Martyn! It came out perfect! Lovely and flowing pattern and awesome coloring and layering!

Great project from start to finish! :)


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

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 06:15 PM

You dream in color don’t you Martyn :)) another amazing work of art. FANTASTIC!!!!

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 06:18 PM


-- Joel

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#6 posted 12-02-2012 06:39 PM

orange, yellow, red Oh my..this is a very cool & eye-grabbing box. Kudos

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#7 posted 12-02-2012 07:20 PM

So the master at it again. Well done love the colors and contrast. I was just reading an old Wood article about you and the EZ-miter. Nice job and great to fellow lumberjocks published.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-02-2012 07:35 PM

Talk about eye candy ! This is so perfect : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 12-02-2012 07:41 PM

Martyn that came out truly amazing

your patience.


-- 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 12-02-2012 08:07 PM

Looks like another Pink Floyd box to me….. ‘Any color you like’. Your boxes are to ‘dye’ for.

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

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#11 posted 12-02-2012 08:20 PM

So vibrant…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 12-02-2012 08:26 PM

This is excellent. The use of dying or staining will now express colors of mood. Nice ideas on elevated corners. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bert

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#13 posted 12-02-2012 10:28 PM

Your standard of incredible work is evident here.

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

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#14 posted 12-02-2012 10:39 PM

Beautiful box and excellent design and craftsmanship.

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

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#15 posted 12-02-2012 10:43 PM


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

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