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It’s just a name.

This is a combination EZ Mitre core and finger jointed box . The black liner box and lid contrast with a pattern of strips of Purpleheart and Pau Amarello (Yellowheart).

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

Dimensions – 120 mm square x 60 mm high. 6 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 3 mm pattern)

Materials – Purpleheart, Pau Amarello (Yellowheart) and black dyed Birch ply

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

The last image shows the black box and all the little pieces the patterns were made from. Here’s another taken during the make.

I’ve been off work with an injured back for a number of weeks and have only recently got back in the shop for a little, light, therapeutic box work.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 410 days ago

Just awesome, Martyn! I love it! What a treat for the eyes! :D


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 410 days ago

Incredible craftsmanship! The cutting of the small parts must have been a work in itself. Those miters are all perfect as well. Huge inspiration. Thank you for sharing

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 410 days ago

Nice work as always Martyn and a very visually effective design on this box. Didn’t know you were hurting, but glad to hear you are better! I was off work a whole year once due to a bad back, so I know how unempowering it can be. Get well fast!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 410 days ago

I came expecting amazement and I got it! It is eye candy. Please take care of your back. I’ve been disabled since 1988 with mine. I know how hard it is to live with the limitations. thanks for sharing your craft.

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

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#5 posted 410 days ago

Amazing (someone had to say it).

-- Kate,

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#6 posted 410 days ago

Martyn, I love to see all of your projects. You just keep on outdoing your own self.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 410 days ago

Another creative design Martyn. The small pieces must of been difficult to work with. Hope the back heals back to normal.

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

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#8 posted 410 days ago

Very cool… Love the pattern… Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan

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#9 posted 410 days ago

Fantastic idea and great execution.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#10 posted 410 days ago

Stop it please
My eyes are alreaqdy cross eyed.
Great new ideas from across the pond.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#11 posted 410 days ago

Particularly nice one Martin.
Your attention to detail is a maze ing.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#12 posted 410 days ago

Fantastic. Always like to see your boxes they give me so much inspiration

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#13 posted 410 days ago

You just floor me with all of the different ideas that you keep coming up with for this one box style. This one may be tittled Amazed, but all of your boxes fit that title as far as I am concerned. Thanks for sharing your never ending work with us.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 410 days ago

Gracias por otro excelente trabjo

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#15 posted 410 days ago

I really like this one … which is nothing new about your boxes!

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

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