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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 08-18-2013 06:13 PM 2783 views 11 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an EZ Mitre core box with contrasting strips applied. The black liner box and lid contrast with a pattern of strips of English Sycamore.

Construction – EZ Mitre/Shell box.

Dimensions – 126 mm square x 75 mm high. 6 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 3 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – English Sycamore and black dyed Birch ply

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

Pictures are freehand with cold (6000K) LED lighting

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

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#1 posted 08-18-2013 06:24 PM

Enjoyed it! Your designs never disappoint.

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

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 06:35 PM

Absolutely beautiful!! But they should take the ‘easy’ out of EZ Mitre. Your boxes are evolving with each and every one.

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

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 07:00 PM

Nice Martyn.
The extra dimension adds an extra dimension. Very attractive.

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

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#4 posted 08-18-2013 07:05 PM

Great Job Martyn… To me, it has an Aztec look to it (can’t even explain why)... I likes it!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 07:33 PM

This is amazing! Just beautiful!


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

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 07:50 PM

Always such Precision. Wonderful, Martyn.


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Roger Gaborski

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#7 posted 08-18-2013 09:18 PM

Martyn, I like the texture – adds that 3rd dimension to the surface.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#8 posted 08-18-2013 09:40 PM

Beautiful job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Chris Cook

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#9 posted 08-18-2013 10:08 PM

Another classic! I’d say the mitre was easy, the rest…not so much!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#10 posted 08-18-2013 10:37 PM

A very mesmerizing box design. Very intricate work.

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

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#11 posted 08-18-2013 10:47 PM

As always Martyn, a never-ending design of boxes. But this one is making me another question specially on the mitering. Sure the stripes have added strength on the ply. Thanks for bringing my mind back to boxes.

-- Bert

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#12 posted 08-18-2013 11:17 PM

i realy enjoyed this one martyn, i dont know if my eyes could handle doing so many small cuts, but you did a fantastic job ..your boxes never disapoint..

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

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#13 posted 08-18-2013 11:26 PM

Always a treat to see your work.
Never ceases to amaze.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 08-19-2013 12:18 AM

You continue to amaze me my friend.
This piece is a 3-D marvel !
Fine work !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#15 posted 08-19-2013 12:47 AM

Another great one Martyn…..thanks.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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