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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 04-09-2013 02:47 PM 1378 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its a play on words. Neither side is the star, they both…....

No its a coaster. Made from spare bits out of the last project, including Iroko squares I was going to use on ‘Octogons Don’t Tessellate’, later replaced in the design with the Ebony ones.

Dimensions – 78 mm square x 9 mm thick. 3 mm tiles on a 3mm Birch ply substrate.

All the usual suspects.

At last somewhere to put my tea mug and stop the rings on the bench.

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





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 02:50 PM

Martyn a great save but to nice to use.
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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#2 posted 04-09-2013 02:53 PM

lovely coasters

-- Joel

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sras

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 03:06 PM

You could make more coasters, but what would you put them in?? Hmmmm ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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sras

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 03:07 PM

Oh – and that is a VERY nice looking coaster!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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RogerBean

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 03:25 PM

So many of our projects tend to “drift away”, so it’s nice to have one linger, and provide continued enjoyment. The benefit is twofold: you get to enjoy the coaster, and remember the box, which will probably move on to a new home. But then, perhaps I’m the only one who mourns the loss of past projects… that I wish I had back. An old age thing, perhaps?
Roger

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

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 03:40 PM

Nice idea, we all could use one of hese in the shop… I have some rings as well LOL …. Well done….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jbschutz

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 04:23 PM

Ah….son of octagon box….I like the look and the use of leftover material.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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Roger Gaborski

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#8 posted 04-09-2013 06:43 PM

Very nice,
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 04-09-2013 07:46 PM

I was waiting for some secret compartment. Good job as always.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 04-09-2013 08:01 PM

How do you open it…????

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

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 04-09-2013 10:41 PM

I wouldn’t put a sweating glass on something that pretty! Look for the hinges, degoose! :-O

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 04-10-2013 11:51 AM

How the heck did I miss this yesterday?? This is really cool. The coasters look so classy! Another great job Martyn! :) 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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#13 posted 04-10-2013 11:54 AM

Coaster? I don’t even know her.

Very nice Martyn. Everything I ever drink is on a coaster.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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mafe

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#14 posted 04-10-2013 01:05 PM

Sweet, stars in the roller-coaster…

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 04-10-2013 02:43 PM

Clever, Mads.

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

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