Fool's Crown

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 03-09-2013 02:03 PM 2851 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.

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#1 posted 03-09-2013 02:07 PM

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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#2 posted 03-09-2013 02:11 PM

A couple of extra shots

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 02:12 PM

Mighty fine Martyn, Mighty Fine!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 02:13 PM

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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#5 posted 03-09-2013 02:18 PM

Really nice! It came out beautiful! :)


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

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 02:21 PM

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

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

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#7 posted 03-09-2013 02:23 PM

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

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#8 posted 03-09-2013 02:39 PM

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.

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#9 posted 03-09-2013 02:51 PM

Your patterns and craftsmanship never fail to impress.

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

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#10 posted 03-09-2013 03:04 PM


-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#11 posted 03-09-2013 03:36 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#12 posted 03-09-2013 03:43 PM


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!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#13 posted 03-09-2013 03:56 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 03-09-2013 04:19 PM


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#15 posted 03-09-2013 04:26 PM

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.

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