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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 09-28-2013 03:19 PM 2902 views 9 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 03:23 PM


-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 03:28 PM

Another nice one, of course. The resin grouting idea lends itself to some great possibilities. I’m sure you will keep experimenting and I’ll glued to the screen to see what they will be. You never fail to impress.

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2013 03:56 PM

Wonderful design and execution, Martyn….you are the crown prince of alchemy. What new madness is lurking in your head right now?

-- jbschutz

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 04:01 PM

After following your blog, it is exciting to see the final product. Your boxes are in a league of their own. No one can or would devote all the time that you invest in your marvelous creations. Just great!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#5 posted 09-28-2013 04:04 PM

Fantastic job on this. It came out great!

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

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#6 posted 09-28-2013 04:21 PM

Beautiful work Martyn. This convert you from BritBoxmaker to BritArtmaker.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#7 posted 09-28-2013 04:22 PM

Steely Dan should re-release Aja, and put your box on the cover!
Well Done Martyn… Cool when an idea works, yes?

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

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#8 posted 09-28-2013 04:26 PM

Yes, Mike.

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 09-28-2013 04:40 PM

Martyn another wonderful journey
I’ve really enjoyed it even the nail biting hardening.


-- 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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#10 posted 09-28-2013 05:10 PM

Another wonder from the master… a new technique. I was out from LJ because of a training at work and a nice way to be back to see this. Nice Martyn.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 09-28-2013 05:16 PM

CRAZY-AWESOME!! I am so happy that this came out nice. This process opens up an entire new avenue for you and designing. I know that we will see many wonderful things from you in the future. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us all! This one’s a beauty! :D


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

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#12 posted 09-28-2013 07:08 PM

Wow Martyn, what an awesome box…looks amazing and the process of making the box is equally as amazing.
Nicely done Martyn.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#13 posted 09-28-2013 07:17 PM

Outta Sight, Martyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You never cease to amaze me!!
Super job no this one and nice layout of how you set it up!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 09-28-2013 10:48 PM

Great planning & fabulous execution gone into making this piece.
Tip of the Hat to you Martyn

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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