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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 486 days ago 1572 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box inspired by the American designers, Charles and Ray Eames in a tonal palate of which I hope they would approve.

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell

Dimensions – 109 mm on the side x 55 mm high on a 5 mm pedestal base

Materials – Rosewood, Sycamore, Iroko and Birch ply (Baltic)

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

The squares and diamonds are 20 mm on a side and 3 mm thick on a 3 mm Birch substrate. So, no, its not veneered. Laminated would be a closer definition.

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





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 486 days ago

And before someone says ‘did you run out of pattern on the front’, no I didn’t. Its meant to be like that!

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

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 486 days ago

or maybe you ran out of plain wood? :-) super as usual

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 486 days ago

This is a magnificent box, Martyn. I’m always amazed by some of you box makers who know how to make boxes like these. I’ve never made one of this type of box but I can only imagine the type of tolerances and care that you have to hold in order to make these amazing geometric patterns that you do. It’s all so very impressive.

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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 486 days ago

One of my favorites, Martyn. I love the subtle colors of the wood that you chose. I also love the style of the design. Very 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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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 486 days ago

Martyn, I knew that :)
Very nice, I like the way it drapes over the sides giving the eyes
different options to look at
Great Piece
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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#6 posted 486 days ago

i really like how you did the pattern

-- Joel

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 486 days ago

More awesome work Martyn! Very nice!

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

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grizzman

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#8 posted 486 days ago

really nice box martyn, you have gotten so good at these , these dont even look like they were put together, they look like they have just grown there….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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stefang

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#9 posted 486 days ago

Great looking box Martyn. I like the colors. They go very well together.

My son who is in advertising told me about a biscuit company that had sold square biscuits for ages, but sales were slowing down, so they decided to sell diamond shaped biscuits instead. this was pretty easy as they only had to change their box picture with the square biscuit turned 90deg. Sales picked up and they did a marketing survey and found that some customers preferred the old square ones while the others liked the diamond shaped ones best. It was about a 50/50 split.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 486 days ago

Well doesn’t that just ‘take the biscuit’, Mike.

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

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lanwater

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#11 posted 486 days ago

Great box Martyn.

I like how you stopped the pattern on the side.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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bibb

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#12 posted 486 days ago

Martin,
as always your designs and execution are amazing. This one has me wondering if you have ever made one similar to this but with the effect of different colors of paint dripping from the top down onto the sides. Making soft, non-geometric shapes might not lend itself to the technique but something organic like that could be very interesting.
Cheers
Bibb

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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deon

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#13 posted 486 days ago

Exelent work as always

-- Dreaming patterns

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amagineer

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#14 posted 485 days ago

Martyn: As always you are always raising the bar with another wonderful design. You could put all your designs in a picture book.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Loren

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#15 posted 485 days ago

I saw a documentary recently about the Eames’s recently,
“Eames: The Architect & The Painter”. Pretty interesting.
I recommend it.

Nice box.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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