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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 03-16-2014 04:07 PM 2531 views 19 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I peeled back the skin from a corner of this plain box and what did I find…..

Construction – EZ Mitre Shell box.

Dimensions – 93 mm square x 57 mm high. 6 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 3 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Ebony, Bloodwood, Cherry, Holly and Birch Ply.

Adhesives – PVA, CA

Finish – Sanded to 400 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

Working title – UMS (construction blog)

The pattern, whilst it appears to be a regular square one from one side or side and top, takes on a triangular aspect when viewed from the corner. I like the triangular Cherry grain pattern in the fifth shot, an unexpected bonus.

More ‘revealing’ pattern ideas are running through my mind as I type….....

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





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 04:13 PM

A big WOW on this one so cool, great design…BC

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 04:24 PM

luv the name! adore the box. great colors. your design brain conjured up a real 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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aussiedave

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 04:24 PM

As always Martyn your boxes and designs are perfect, you seem to produce them with seemingly effortless perfection. Simply awesome work.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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lanwater

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 04:25 PM

While looking at the blog, I tried to imagine the end result and went through many different combinations.

I must say this is way beyond anything I imagined.

Although it must have been painful to “peel the skin” of the box, I am sure the box is now very happy in it’s new beautiful and harmonious form :)

Amazing for sure.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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RogerBean

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 04:27 PM

Wow, Martyn,
I really like this one.
Roger

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

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jim65

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 04:34 PM

Good looking box Martyn! Thanks for the blog, nice to see the process!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 04:40 PM

You continue to amaze. Very interesting.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 03-16-2014 04:49 PM

This turned out very very nice. Exquisite craftsmanship.

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

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shipwright

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 04:53 PM

Nice Martyn.
It reminds me of the old description of a duck. ...... All calm and serene on the surface but paddling like hell underneath.
Really nice effect.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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bugz

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#10 posted 03-16-2014 04:58 PM

Way cool, I have been following this, but I was clueless where you were headed. Really cool.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 03-16-2014 05:06 PM

Sorry the project was down for a couple of minutes. The images appeared a little washed out compared to the actual box so I’ve adjusted the colour balance to suit.

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

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oldrivers

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#12 posted 03-16-2014 05:14 PM

Amazing design, beautiful box, SUPER workmanship!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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steve_in_ohio

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#13 posted 03-16-2014 05:25 PM

that is so cool, very unique box, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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mauibob

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#14 posted 03-16-2014 05:59 PM

Wow! After seeing this, Martyn, I went downstairs to my shop and tried pulling back the skin of one of my boxes. All I got was a pile of sawdust :-)

What a beautiful design!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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Roman Hrytsak

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#15 posted 03-16-2014 06:01 PM

It was all worthwhile following the process! Loved every post. Looking forward to the next one. Roman

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

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