Dance on a Volcano II

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 508 days ago 1936 views 4 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 508 days ago

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 508 days ago


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 508 days ago

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

Great project from start to finish! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 508 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 508 days ago


-- Joel

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#6 posted 508 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 507 days ago

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 507 days ago

Talk about eye candy ! This is so perfect : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 507 days ago

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 507 days ago

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 507 days ago

So vibrant…

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

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#12 posted 507 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 507 days ago

Your standard of incredible work is evident here.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#14 posted 507 days ago

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 507 days ago


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

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