100 - Diamonds

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 05-31-2013 02:50 PM 3929 views 18 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A combination EZ Mitre core and finger jointed box . The black liner box contrasts with alternating strips of Luan and Maple with a diamond pattern in the overlap.

Construction – EZ Mitre/Finger (Box) jointed box with drop on lid.

Dimensions – 100 mm square x 100 mm high. 6 mm thick walls ( 3+3 mm). Lid 102mm square

Materials – Luan, Maple and black dyed Birch ply

Adhesives – PVA, CA

Finish – Sanded to 240 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

By the way my 100th project!

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

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#1 posted 05-31-2013 02:53 PM

What can I say, Martyn?! Pretty awesome! These latest boxes are turning into an entirely new direction, with added complexity and dimension. A treat for the eye for sure!

Congratulations on your century mark! Looking forward to seeing the next hundred and how your style will evolve. :)


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

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 03:01 PM

Beautiful design great work as usual .

Congrats on your 100th project .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 03:08 PM

congrats martin on your 100th project, the box looks great…

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

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 03:10 PM

congrats on #100. So many original & wonderful boxes you have shared with us. I sure like this one.

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 03:27 PM

There you go again, making the rest of us look bad. Eagerly awaiting the next hundred!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 03:35 PM

Neat variety on a theme.

And Congrats Martyn! That is truly remarkable achievement.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 05-31-2013 03:41 PM

100 projects is pretty impressive!

Then again – so is this box.

Then again – so are the other 99 projects!

Congrats Martyn!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 05-31-2013 03:57 PM

This newest box style of yours is nice. I like it. And your patterns are, as always, innovative and really well done. Compliments.

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

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#9 posted 05-31-2013 04:22 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 05-31-2013 04:37 PM

The accuracy is required here …. and you have it. The cleanliness in gluing these specially the gaps… you made it. The lining that requires accurate pressing… you nailed it. What can I say….. CONGRATS ON YOUR CENTENNIAL PROJECT …. that sum up your skills. Expect many more from you. Thanks for posting those project, we learned a lot from you on those.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 05-31-2013 04:40 PM

Very nice! I love the contrasting colors.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 05-31-2013 04:48 PM

Wow what a great job!!!! I just love this one for so many reasons. Color, flow, and design…. You are a Master congrats on 100!!!!!!

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

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#13 posted 05-31-2013 05:03 PM

Hello Martyn

Another fantastic box

How did you find all your ideas for so beautiful boxes ?

Congratulations on the 100th project

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#14 posted 05-31-2013 05:20 PM

Martyn,I have said this so many time before I may need to make a prerecorded response but you amaze me with every new box.

Just when one thinks this is the best one yet, another best one yet shows up!

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

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#15 posted 05-31-2013 05:32 PM

Here you go again, Martyn. Beautiful work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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