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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 551 days ago 2115 views 10 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was a child , in England, in the 60’s we had cupcakes. They only seemed to come in three types though; chocolate, lemon and orange. A memory of these inspired this box. Hexagons here as circles don’t tessellate.

Construction – EZ Mitre (modified), Shell

Dimensions – 130 mm on the side x 45 mm high on a 5 mm pedestal base

Materials – Luan, Yew (English), Pau Amarello, Wenge and Birch ply (Baltic)

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

Still not got the photography right but I’m persevering with the new lights.

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





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Druid

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#1 posted 551 days ago

Lighting looks good from this part of the world. Yet another success.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 551 days ago

As is normal for you Martyn and amazing box. The name “Cupcake” puzzled me at first because the shape looked like a piece of pie ,but after looking at the design It became clear why you named it Cup Cake.Beautiful and once again a wonderful and technically difficult creation.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#3 posted 551 days ago

Looks delicious Martyn! The photo looks pretty darned good too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Daiku

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#4 posted 551 days ago

Martyn

Great box! I admire the way you continue to challenge yourself. Hexagons into a triangle box, must have been maddening. My question is: how did you do the triangle corner with the EZ miter method? Do you have a 120 degree chamfer bit?

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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JL7

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#5 posted 551 days ago

Another beauty and a real engineering feat….nicely done Martyn….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 551 days ago

Martyn that is a great box
It is one that you need to look at, the corners are great
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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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 551 days ago

That is one handsome box!

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 551 days ago

yummy box! so colorful & inviting.

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 551 days ago

Cal, the (modified) EZ Mitre consists of the normal 45° mitre along the side/top boundary, separating the pieces (scalpel) and trimming the side joints on the table saw using this

on the 30° side. Final cleaning up, where necessary, on the belt sander. The pieces are then re-taped (masking tape) and glued. Its the same method for the pedestal base. This jig was also used (60° side) for cutting the hexagons.

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

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deon

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#10 posted 551 days ago

delicious

-- Dreaming patterns

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amagineer

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#11 posted 551 days ago

Wonderful piece of woodworking art. The design and wood selection are perfect.
-don

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 551 days ago

This should give a better idea of the overall of the effect and pattern.

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

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SPalm

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#13 posted 551 days ago

Yikes. That is so cool.
Martyn, you seem to have this nailed.
That end joint is way cool.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Danimaller

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#14 posted 551 days ago

once again very good box . you are an inspiration to all of us..
as for the photography thing what you should look into is a simple home made device called a light box
im sure google will do some good on the descriptive build.
its simply a 5 sided box (even cardboard will work) with an open front and a roof with some sort of diffusing translucent substance (wax paper) and your light above that (a bright light on a dimmer very nice)
inner walls should be white or some other bright color that adds to your subject .
then you set up a tripod and shoot with no flash use your light and dimmer to adjust

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#15 posted 551 days ago

Looks really nice Martyn. Love the colors! :)

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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