Something for the Weekend

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 10-06-2013 04:41 PM 2938 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wondered just how quickly I could make one of these. 5 1/2 hours over two days, excluding glue drying time. There are gaps. I don’t do speedy well.

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell

Dimensions – 100 mm on the side x 50 mm high on a 6 mm pedestal base

Materials – Yew, Purpleheart and Birch ply (Baltic)

Adhesives – PVA

Finish – Sanded to 320 Grit and finished with sanding sealer and wax

and now, something for the weekend….

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 05:00 PM

Martyn that is GOOD on so many levels.
It still keeps the organic which I thought would get
lost in those geometrics, just amazing.


-- 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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#2 posted 10-06-2013 05:15 PM

Well done Martyn. The design looks so different when viewed from different angles.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 10-06-2013 05:18 PM

I love the look of this Yew with the sapwood included ,it makes it appear that there is light coming from within .
Nice creation.

-- Kiefer

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 10-06-2013 06:27 PM

Very beautiful, Martyn. This may very well be one of my favorites. :)


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

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 07:19 PM

That’s so cool!!!!!!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#6 posted 10-06-2013 08:01 PM

Really nice one Martyn, one of my personal favorites of yours too!

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

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#7 posted 10-06-2013 08:07 PM

Exquisite!!! Whatva marvelous design and execution of the project. Outstanding.

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#8 posted 10-06-2013 08:38 PM

Very nice. Love the purple heart, if that’s what it is. Striking contrast with the birch ply.

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

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 09:14 PM

I love the color combinations! The thought of trying to make one is making my head hurt, but my eyes are having a feast!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 10-06-2013 09:23 PM

Looks great Martyn, I didn’t see any gaps. You still keep designing wonderful boxes.

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

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#11 posted 10-06-2013 10:00 PM

If you worked as quickly as the tempo of that song, well no wonder there were indiscernible gaps. Were you giggling like them too?
Fine work, I’ve always liked yew and your’s.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Don Johnson

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#12 posted 10-06-2013 11:03 PM

Wow! I thought at first that the box was made from lots of strips joined together, then realised I was seeing the yew growth rings !!

( Glad to see that the filler is not in evidence :-) )

Fast but fantastic!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#13 posted 10-07-2013 01:19 AM

NICE! I wish I could even get to my table saw. Too many no-fun projects taking all my time. And I’m sure most of us wouldn’t be able to find those gaps…

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#14 posted 10-07-2013 02:57 AM

I think I saw a gap!
Nope, that’s not it. All I can see is fantastic. Beautiful job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 10-07-2013 10:23 AM

geometrics are the hardest to hide any’s eyes see it immediately. Luckily for you , I have very old eyes and see nothing but a very lovely box. :-) always a delight seeing your boxes.

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