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The first project I ever posted on LJ’s was for a set of four boxes made for myself and three friends to commemorate the 30th anniversary of a house share, the Garden Avenue boxes.
There was also a blog showing how I made the pattern. Like most of the ‘top only’ patterns of my early boxes I have subsequently wondered (after developing the EZ Mitre technique) what they would look like in 3D, with the pattern all over the box. So here it is.

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell

Dimensions – 200 mm long x 72 mm wide x 36 mm high on a 6 mm Luan pedestal base

Materials – Ebony, Padauk, Sycamore, Luan and Birch ply (Baltic)

Adhesives – PVA

Finish – Sanded to 240 Grit and finished with Satin spray acrylic

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com





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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 186 days ago

As always you completely knock it out of the park…..and totally make my head hurt with the precision. Thank you as always for challenging us sir

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 186 days ago

Martyn that is so nice.

Jamie

-- 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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SteveGaskins

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#3 posted 186 days ago

Martyn, As always, impressive design and build.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 186 days ago

Always remarkable. A new shape. Your unlimited variety of new patterns is amazing to one who seems limited to the traditional. My compliments.
Roger

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

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 186 days ago

eye catching colors and pattern/s it’s a winner!

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

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Roman Hrytsak

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#6 posted 186 days ago

Simply, mesmerizing!!!
Well done. Roman

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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jaykaypur

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#7 posted 186 days ago

I get a headache (a good one) looking at your designs and builds. I think I needed those math classes I didn’t take years ago. LOL Great looking work!

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 186 days ago

Great design, impressive build.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 186 days ago

Always incredible work. Very impressive.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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degoose

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#10 posted 186 days ago

Am thinking this will make a great cutting board… really like the detail…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Spoontaneous

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#11 posted 186 days ago

Uh…. that is some kind of gorgeous!

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 186 days ago

Awesome!! Makes my head spin just thinking about the build ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 186 days ago

Martyn that is one Crazy Nice box. Really makes a statement.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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littlecope

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#14 posted 186 days ago

You have scraps like nobody else Martyn, nice “Scrap” Box!

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

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exelectrician

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#15 posted 186 days ago

Your sense of depth perception is totally amazing, my brain is grappling to figure out how you figured this out in the first place. Let alone actually making it with the required precision to pull it of so well.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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