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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 08-19-2012 12:09 PM 5592 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As Floridart put a link to the EZ mitre technique in his post yesterday, I decided to follow it and find out how many reads its had.

10,002 ! (does little dance). I’ve done something thats got 10,000 reads?!

Favourited 284 times. Wow.

I’m just glad people find it useful.

Thanks to you all.

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

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#1 posted 08-19-2012 12:28 PM

I’ve always said, you are the box magician. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 08-19-2012 12:32 PM

Martyn it shows how many people

that you inspire.

You show an amazing project and

instead of keeping it a secret, you share

how you did it.

Great Stuff


-- 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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Marco Cecala

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#3 posted 08-19-2012 01:55 PM

OK Martin, we are not only inspired by your work. We use your postings to catch up on current British slang.

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#4 posted 08-19-2012 05:05 PM

U R now a legend!

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

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#5 posted 08-19-2012 09:41 PM

People like you make LJ,s the wonderful site that it is. The masterful guys here show klutz’s like me how to get past thinking about it to actually doing, thanks again Martin.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 08-19-2012 11:26 PM

Congrats Martyn.
Did you happen to notice that six of the first ten are cutting board tutorials?
Just a point of interest.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 08-20-2012 01:09 AM

Martyn, I think I read the EZ Mitre blog at least 100 times before I attempted my first one! Thanks for coming up with this useful technique and taking the time to educate all the rest of us mortals.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 08-21-2012 01:44 PM

Thats dam impressive Martyn.
But also dam interesting post!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 08-21-2012 10:20 PM

I have been using your technique since you showed it to us. I use the axecaliber bit that you turned me on to and it works very well.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#10 posted 08-22-2012 01:19 AM

Congrats Martyn. Add me on the line to those who were successful in using it. I had made two boxes from that technique… one with lippings. Oh, how many unfinished? ... unaccounted. I like to thank you for the technique EZ mitre.

-- Bert

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Don Johnson

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#11 posted 09-04-2012 03:46 PM

When I followed up on that project that mentioned the EZ technique (and found that the system was posted some time earlier by BritBoxmaker from just down the road in Devon) I made a mental note of what looked like a useful and logical way of making accurate boxes. If I had been more sensible, like many others, I would have ‘Favourite’d it (up to 285 !) and made the job of finding it again much easier.

I had not felt the inclination to get into my workshop since around December ‘11, but around May of this year my doctor explained that my general lack of ‘get up and go’ was down to a heart problem. This is now being treated with various tablets and I feel much better – ‘more like your old self’ says my wife, Avril. So, when it was mentioned at our Village Hall meeting that we needed to organise the jumble of salt and pepper pots in the kitchen, I thought of making a wooden tray to do the job and remembered the EZ technique.

Despite having only a mitre router cutter (which has a flat top rather than a point) I made a tray from some 6mm oak-veneered MDF, and found the system worked a treat! Because of the flat, my corners left a little to be desired, but the end result looks pretty good after a coat of Danish Oil. I’ve now got one of the proper – pointed – Axcaliber bits from Axminster, and am looking forward to making an even better version, and even some boxes rather than trays.

So thanks BritBoxmaker for helping to get me going again after I had been in the doldrums.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#12 posted 09-04-2012 04:50 PM

Nice to hear you’re back on form, Don. Glad to help. Now lets see you getting some use out of that new mitre bit!

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

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