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The Cask of Amontillado

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 03-30-2014 05:11 PM 1336 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe tale, from his Tales of Mystery and Imagination collection.

Construction – EZ Mitre Shell box.

Dimensions – 122 mm square x 76 mm high. 7 mm thick walls ( 4 mm core + 3 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Ebony, Padauk, Sycamore, Holly, Luan and Birch Ply.

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

The story relates the murderous revenge of a man slighted by one more fortunate than he. This rich man is lured into a cellar with the promise of a fine sherry and when finally drunk he is chained to a chair in an alcove and bricked in. The box top shows the staring eyes of the unfortunate victim just before the last brick is put in place.

The last picture in the post is of Mr. Poe who inspired this project.

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





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 03-30-2014 05:15 PM

Martyn,

I read your blogs, I see the progress and yet I still am staggeringly amazed when you show the final products.

As always, brilliant.

It must be getting tougher to come up with fresh ideas, eh?

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 05:17 PM

Hello Martyn

A fantastic box as usual

I love the design

Making box is an addiction for you no ?

Thanks for sharing with us all your beautiful boxes

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Roger Gaborski

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#3 posted 03-30-2014 05:18 PM

Martyn,
This is another great idea. Well done.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 05:21 PM

The Allan Parsons Project have an album entitled Tales of Mystery and Imagination from which this track comes

http://youtu.be/VJVREj11lcA

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

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littlecope

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#5 posted 03-30-2014 05:26 PM

”Here’s looking at you, Kid.”

It’s a little unsettling this one, but that befits the inspiration, Well Done Martyn!

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

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SPalm

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#6 posted 03-30-2014 05:49 PM

Ha. That is incredible Martyn.
What an imagination you have.

Keep ‘em coming,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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RogerBean

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 06:38 PM

Martyn,
Absolutely love it. For all us Poe fans. Your imagination knows no bounds, and always keeps me alert to your next project.
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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#8 posted 03-30-2014 06:50 PM

eeek! the eyes! what a cool box. luv it!

-- 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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#9 posted 03-30-2014 07:27 PM

Martyn, you continue to be an inspiration for me as I get new ideas for my boot carvings each time you post. Must get to work and carve some new style work boots.
Thanks for the ideas! Roman

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

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steve_in_ohio

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 08:18 PM

very cool and interesting box, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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lanwater

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 08:23 PM

Kind of different from what you usually do…

quite a contrast from the last box.
I think you are having more fun.

Very cool box.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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lanwater

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#12 posted 03-30-2014 08:39 PM

I missed the change / addition in the base.
Very nice touch there too. I have to remember that one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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shipwright

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 10:00 PM

Another imaginative piece of your signature precision work Martyn, and with a classic tale for good measure.
Your popularity here is not without very good reason.

Wonderful in every element. Thanks.

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

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FloridaArt

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#14 posted 03-30-2014 11:30 PM

You have an eye for details and precision. Excellent.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Roger

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#15 posted 03-31-2014 12:14 AM

I’m not sure if I’m looking at this fine box, or if it’s looking at me.. :) Good one Martyn.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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