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Oh BEE-HIVE! (a box)

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 579 days ago 2121 views 2 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Title said in an Austin Power’s type voice.

This is an anamorphic, rectangular, box appearing to contain eight hexagonal tubes. Being anamorphic this effect is only visible when the box is viewed from the correct angle.

Dimensions – 129 mm x 125 mm x 76 mm. 6 mm wall thickness.

Construction – Dual layer Ez-Mitre box with Clamshell Wooden Hinge The hinge is retrofitted as described in part two of the blog.

Materials – Pau Amerello, Ebony, Sycamore, Luan and brass (hinge pin). Lined, Birch ply base.

Adhesives – PVA and CA

Finish – Wax over sanding sealer.

The box was inspired by one of Dave Grunenwald’s (last picture) seen on his Etsy site.

There were many problems during construction. Not least the hinge.

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





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sras

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#1 posted 579 days ago

I get to be first to say “Oh Wow!!”

This is definitely another “Oh wow” box! The illusion is spot on.

Your perseverance had paid off (again)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 579 days ago

Well, Martyn – you got through all the issues with the hinge and the box came out lovely! I love the colors and it certainly tricks our eyes.

Beautiful! :) Sheila

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

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Jorge G.

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#3 posted 579 days ago

Wow, love the last box…....as always great work and design.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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Cygnwulf

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#4 posted 579 days ago

I saw the thumbnail and didn’t have to even look at the name to know who’s work this way. As always magnificient work, and a fantastic optical illusion as well.

-- Stephen H -- If it ain't broke, it probalby still needs fixing....

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jbschutz

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#5 posted 579 days ago

Martin, you are the mad alchemist of boxing. The illusion is wonderful and the craftsmanship is a testament to your patience and vision.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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shipwright

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#6 posted 579 days ago

I like them all Martyn, but this one is special.
It should be in a cabinet, on a shelf where it can only be seen from the right angle. ..
.... no need for anyone to know …........... excellent illusion !!

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

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Ross

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#7 posted 579 days ago

yeah baby, yeah! groovy mart!! i’m out if austin power praises now, peace baby

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

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Ted78

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#8 posted 579 days ago

Impressive box, I thought that first pic was a Sketch-Up model until I looked closer.

-- Ted

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 579 days ago

Martyn total mind candy, it is amazing
You show it, explain it and it still can baffle me, but I enjoy them

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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RogerBean

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#10 posted 579 days ago

Martyn,
Your work never fails to delight the imagination and stimulate one’s motivation to do ever better. Nice work.
Roger

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 579 days ago

Martyn…that is one nice box and fun to look at. Your work is always first class and very imaginative.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 579 days ago

Martyn, your imagination and creativity is astounding.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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stefang

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#13 posted 579 days ago

A masterpiece box Martyn. This is my favorite so far. Great work maestro.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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degoose

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#14 posted 579 days ago

Another great box….

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

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Druid

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#15 posted 579 days ago

As usual, wonderful work Martyn. How about a photo with a bee on top? ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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