Working title - LLB #1: Well lookie here

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 11-30-2014 05:24 PM 2343 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m starting another box. Possible the most complex construction I’ve attempted to date. It may work, it may not. You never get anywhere new without risk. Well heres the wood for it, most if not all. The dark stuff was labelled ‘Mondo’. I don’t know what that is but it looks like a rosewood. The red is Padauk.

As for a plan the initial concept is this

It may change, to a lesser or greater extent, dependant on limitations of materials, skill and whether or not it stands up for itself. I think it should, tripods are fairly stable.

Suffice it to say this is a real time blog so if any of you out there are keen to make this sort of thing please wait until I have had my chance to suceed (and post it as a project) or fail

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

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 05:45 PM

If this is a preview of what is to come, can’t wait for the first showing!
Good luck!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 06:06 PM

Looks to be an interesting project. Looking forward to the progress.

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 06:08 PM

Good wood choice (I am a sucker for padauk). I used a similar color combo for this project ( albeit not the challenge you’re undertaking.


-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 06:54 PM

i have full faith in you martyn, im along for the project,

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

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 07:48 PM

Very creative plan, I bet it will come out just fine

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 08:04 PM


You’re over my head on the math so far. I’ll come back and see if I can even begin to decipher it. As far as skill goes, “Over my head” is a huge under statement.

The book end sides you selected are incredible. Fantastic matching job sir.

I’ve got to follow this blog to see the magic happen.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#7 posted 11-30-2014 09:17 PM

Good luck….can’t wait to see this as it evolves.

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

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#8 posted 11-30-2014 11:12 PM

Lunar Lander Box?
I have no doubt you can do it Martyn, but where the “Break” is going to be (lid from box) and how you’re going to do that has got me confounded… Have Fun!!

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

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