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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 518 days ago 1787 views 7 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was inspired by the ‘Family’ track ‘Burlesque’ and a memory of a fan dance I saw once in an old film. I made this box last August (2012), but I didn’t like the result. I think the Pear section at the top is about 10 mm too high. So I put it away at the back of the box cabinet and forgot about it.

I pulled out Zee to look at today and there was Burlesque at the back. I’ve mellowed towards it and so I decided to let you lot have a look.

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell

Dimensions – 120 mm on the side x 80 mm high on a 5 mm pedestal base

Materials – Steamed Pear, Ebony, Sycamore, Padauk and Birch ply (Baltic)

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

The grooves in the sides of the pedestal base allow for air movement and so easier opening of a ‘piston’ fit box.

-- 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 518 days ago

That’s quite fan-tastic :) How did you cut them, by the way? the fit between the rounded pieces and the field looks very tight!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 518 days ago

The track, Burlesque by Family.

http://youtu.be/23VdAJuEU1Y

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

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 518 days ago

That look great! I love the way one fan “overlaps” the next as well as the pinwheel layout of the base on the top of the lid.

Thanks for (finally) sharing this!

-bob

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 518 days ago

I’ll do a quick blog, Thomas

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 518 days ago

Martyn I’m glad you gave it reprieve it is a fabulous box

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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Spoontaneous

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#6 posted 518 days ago

Yeah…. that is pretty much a junk piece. Might be best if you just got rid of it.

Spoontaneous
555 Iliveon Street
Myhometown, NW 55555

What else are you holding back on? <grin>

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 518 days ago

There are some merely mediocre and appallingly awful things in the back of that cupboard, Spoon.

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

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 518 days ago

Awesome! Martyn! Just Awesome!!!

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

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Marcalo

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#9 posted 518 days ago

Just curious is this a business for you or just fun making boxes?

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 518 days ago

I enjoy box making. Its my main hobby.

I sell the odd one, occasionally, but its not a business, Marcalo.

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

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diggerdelaney

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#11 posted 518 days ago

Great box have been looking at some of your other boxes these also are great.

You say “Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell” not a method known to me maybe we here in the UK use a different term. Could you explain please

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 518 days ago

You did it again, another beautiful box … work of art … actually work of Martyn!

I am in the process of trying your Easy Miter method on some tiny 1” cube boxes. I’ll post when done but I will never catch you in quantity, beauty, workmanship, or styles!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Tokolosi

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#13 posted 518 days ago

Ugh….you make me feel totally incompetent.

Another masterpiece of design and artistry!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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shipwright

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#14 posted 518 days ago

Nothing wrong with this one Martyn.
I know what it’s like though when you look at something with fresh eyes a while after you’ve finished it.
I think we all get so close to our work that we can’t objectively judge it until a little time has passed.
I’m with Jamie, this one deserved the reprieve.

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

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jap

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#15 posted 518 days ago

that’s a sweet box

-- Joel

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