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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 144 days ago 1110 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A wall hanging representing the explosion of a star.

Dimensions – 220 mm square x 6 mm thick

Materials – Padauk Yew, Pau Amarello, Sycamore and Birch Ply.

Adhesives – PVA

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

This hangs on the ‘Stairway to Devon’ (see my blog for reference)

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

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#1 posted 144 days ago

Well, Martyn, the first word that enters my mind is …...... Super!

That is really eye catching. Your signature attention to detail has done you proud again.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 144 days ago

Beautiful results! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 144 days ago

Wow! Martyn, your work is always so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 144 days ago

Paul hit it on the head, Super!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 144 days ago

Awesome work. Always a pleasure to see your work.

-- 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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#6 posted 144 days ago

I always like to see the variety of your work, Martyn. And I love that stairwell gallery!


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#7 posted 144 days ago

Another great looking piece. Looks very cool for a star.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#8 posted 144 days ago

I like this a lot. Really nice pattern complimented by the colors and wood choices. Has a really nice feel to it. I would be proud to own it.

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

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#9 posted 144 days ago

Very nice.

4,8,16,32 and probably 64; almost a binary progression.
Did you use the same technique as FM for the inbetween?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 144 days ago

Absolutely outstanding! Exquisite worksmanship.

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

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#11 posted 144 days ago

Nice one Martyn.
Quite the stairway progression.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 144 days ago

lanwater, as you rightly pointed out this one is a binary or doubling progression. FM was a Fibonacci series progression, that is 1,2,3,5,8….. Also on FM I rotated sucessive rings so that the gaps in between the pieces never occurred in the same place twice. On this one the pieces radiate linearly (you can follow the lines from the centre, out.

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

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#13 posted 144 days ago

this is really cool, it inspires me to do some wall hanging also, thanks for the inspiration, you did a great job here…..

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

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#14 posted 144 days ago

Beautiful work Martyn….....

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

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#15 posted 144 days ago

Your always so creative this is another proof of your creativity and talent,this is truly a unique and beautiful wall hanging.

-- Custom furniture

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