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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 406 days ago 2430 views 2 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box, in the Op-Art style. A cross between a crown and a Fool’s cap.

Construction – EZ Mitre (modified), Shell

Dimensions – 110 mm on the side x 100 mm high on a 5 mm pedestal base

Materials – Ebony, Holly and Birch ply (Baltic)

Adhesives – PVA, CA

Finish – Sanded to 240 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

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





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stefang

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#1 posted 406 days ago

Very nice Martyn. I like the crown/fool combination, it seems to go well together (excepting for your queen of course).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 406 days ago

A couple of extra shots

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

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 406 days ago

Mighty fine Martyn, Mighty Fine!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Spoontaneous

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#4 posted 406 days ago

I liked it before I even saw the photo… as the title is cool. But yeah…. the box is outstanding, too.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 406 days ago

Really nice! It came out beautiful! :)

Sheila

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

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JR45

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#6 posted 406 days ago

Excellent, as always. Your new lighting system seems to work well.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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michelletwo

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#7 posted 406 days ago

luv the black white combo..you have your own style & make such unique boxes. My hat is off to you

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

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shipwright

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#8 posted 406 days ago

Precise Martyn, precise.
Another perfectly executed variation on your EZ Mitre theme.

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

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RogerBean

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#9 posted 406 days ago

Martyn,
Your patterns and craftsmanship never fail to impress.
Roger

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

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josh

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#10 posted 406 days ago

Fantabulous!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 406 days ago

Martyn, another nice one. It’s very creative.

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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KnotCurser

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#12 posted 406 days ago

Martyn,

As always, a great job!

I love the contrast – especially the uprights against the box-top squares.

Did you wonder or even try to see what it would have looked like with the sides matching the top squares?

Keep up the great work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 406 days ago

Amazing + another fantastic box Martyn .If you still have all of you creations you need to start a museum of
Box-ology.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Beezle

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#14 posted 406 days ago

Brilliant.

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 406 days ago

Bob, some 3D CAD models showing variation

So, yes, I did look into matching squares but I liked this variation best.

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

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