|Project by BritBoxmaker||posted 09-28-2013 03:19 PM||1924 views||8 times favorited||27 comments|
No static at all (70’s music reference).
Construction – EZ Mitre Shell box.
Dimensions – 110 mm square x 65 mm high. 7 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 4 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.
Materials – Ebony, Purpleheart, Bloodwood, Yew, Pau Amarello, Sycamore and Birch Ply. Acrylic resin ‘grout’
Adhesives – PVA, CA
Finish – Sanded to 240 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic
The Bloodwood was gratefully received from an LJ buddie (no names, no pack drill). We don’t see much of it in the UK.
FM is really short for Fibonacci Mosaic box. It is a mosaic of wooden pieces sized in accordance with part of the Fibonacci series of numbers, namely 1,2,3,5 and 8. In each quadrant of the box there are n (where n is one of the above numbers) pieces of relative size n. 1 being the size of the centre piece. The pieces were cut on a scroll saw. As I’ve noticed in mosaics the accuracy of the pieces isn’t that important, this suits my scroll saw skill level admirably. The grout between the tiles is an acrylic resin with added white pigment. If you’re interested in how it was made please follow the blog link. The last picture shows the mosaic pieces laid out as they were on the board, before EZ mitre.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com