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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 03-25-2013 02:27 PM 2150 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like Cupcake but a hexagonal box.

Construction – EZ Mitre (modified), Shell

Dimensions – 120 mm across corners x 52 mm high on a 6 mm pedestal base

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

Adhesives – PVA, CA

Finish – Sanded to 400 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

All mitre joints made with 45° and 60° router bits. This time I decided to contrast the pattern with a black interior.
The pattern hexagons are 20 mm across corners by 4 mm thick, individually cut, on a 1.5mm Birch ply substrate.

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





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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 02:29 PM

OMG Martyn, beehive gone wild!

-- Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 02:32 PM

Holy COW! Amazing work and design.

Simply beautiful.

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 02:33 PM

Martyn, you never stop amazing me. Your creativity and skill in box making is unbelievable. Congratulations on another fantastic piece.

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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barkupatree

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 02:39 PM

Martyn, totally mesmerized by your work again. Great Job!!!

-- Life is Good Enough -- http://www.barkupatreewoodworks.com/

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 03-25-2013 03:11 PM

call this one jellybeans? Very delicious!

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Jim Rowe

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 03:11 PM

Rather nice, again!
Jim

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

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Kate

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#7 posted 03-25-2013 03:20 PM

My oh my.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 03-25-2013 03:27 PM

Martyn that is superb
I think it must have been a fun build
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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jap

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#9 posted 03-25-2013 03:33 PM

cool

-- Joel

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 03-25-2013 03:34 PM

Awesome…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Randy_ATX

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#11 posted 03-25-2013 04:25 PM

Top 3 in 3…2…1!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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shipwright

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#12 posted 03-25-2013 04:29 PM

I’m with Thomas …. the bee hive gone all wrong.

When bees do drugs ….... or maybe What does that beekeeper put in his smoke pot???

Another sweet bit of geometry Martyn.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 03-25-2013 04:43 PM

At treat for my eyes! It is really 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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SPalm

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#14 posted 03-25-2013 07:23 PM

You nailed this one.
The edges on the top hexes are spot on.
And I like how you rotated the grain of the three pieces – sweet.

You are ‘da man,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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degoose

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#15 posted 03-25-2013 07:59 PM

Darn you are getting good at this….

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

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