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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 437 days ago 1749 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was inspired by the grasses of the Savannah, in a wildlife documentary I watched, during the dryer part of the year.

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell

Dimensions – 112mm sq’ x 54mm high on a 6mm pedestal base

Materials – Rosewood, Luaun, Yew (English), Pau Amarello, Sycamonre (English), Wenge and Birch ply (Baltic)

Adhesives – PVA, CA

Finish – Sanded to 320 Grit and coated with Spray Satin Acrylic

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





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SPalm

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#1 posted 437 days ago

Hey Martin, Totally Sweet.
I just love the color sequence with matching arcs. First class Sir.

You got skills,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 437 days ago

o-o-o-o-o-h-h-h… I like that. Great use of color and grain direction. Really nice.
Roger

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

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Dave Haynes

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#3 posted 437 days ago

Fantbulistic…........(newly invented word to match the uniqueness of your box). I make a few boxes myself to sell on my Etsy Store but nothing like the ones that you make. I’m not very good at making contoured pieces of wood fit together properly…...but you’ve inspired me. Very nice!!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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shipwright

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#4 posted 437 days ago

Very nice Martyn, I like the more subtle tones on this one…........ as much as I like the bolder ones on previous boxes.

Another winner.

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

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Brice1

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#5 posted 437 days ago

Really nice Martyn, and I’ll second Shipwright’s comments.

Brice

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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Sodabowski

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#6 posted 437 days ago

Looks like a sand fountain also :) lovely tones!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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jap

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#7 posted 437 days ago

another beauty

-- Joel

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 437 days ago

Beautiful work, Martyn. Love the colors!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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amagineer

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#9 posted 437 days ago

Love the flow of the grains. Very artistic design Martyn.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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BertFlores58

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#10 posted 437 days ago

The color intensity (likely to be monochromatic) is very obvious in an arc design. You made it even with the slightest color contrast on each side. Secondly, I agree with Don—flow of grain was used to add to the beauty.

-- Bert

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jaykaypur

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#11 posted 437 days ago

W O W !

Very nice design and build.

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

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 437 days ago

One of our Master on Lumberjocks strikes again. Great work, as always Martin. I like the new profile pic as well. Your work is always amazing!!!!

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

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degoose

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#13 posted 437 days ago

Betterer and betterer

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

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Spoontaneous

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#14 posted 437 days ago

Martyn ~ Why don’t you try and make an ugly box sometime…. or at least, an average looking box. Your work is so much fun to follow.

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

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littlecope

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#15 posted 437 days ago

I can hear the gentle hiss of the wind in the grass Martyn…
Always a treat to see you work my Friend!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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