(In the) Court of the Crimson King

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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 10-01-2012 03:59 PM 3 parts 11539 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Initial concept, drawings and how am I going to do this one!

09-27-2012 03:51 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

As I said in the project post…. In 1969 a group call King Crimson recorded an album called Court of the Crimson King. This box is named after the title track. As well as the King himself there are several other characters in the song including; the Purple Piper, the Yellow Jester and the Black Queen. I have been struggling for many years to design a box which features all of these. Michelletwo came up with the inspiration in her Color project post. The slots in this form are ideal...

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Part 2: Lets get this party started

09-28-2012 10:34 AM by BritBoxmaker | 3 comments »

First the wood Top is the Sycamore for the 1st shell, drum sanded to 2.5mm thick. Right is the Padauk. As is usual I source my solid timber from turning blanks (I can’t afford large pieces, especially ebony) this does limit the size of box I generally make. What I do is book match, doubling the width available, in this case to 100mm. on the left are the veneers. The black is ready supplied dyed Birch at 0.5mm thick. To match this I cut (again from turning blanks), Purpleheart and...

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Part 3: The outer shell

10-01-2012 03:59 PM by BritBoxmaker | 12 comments »

This is the interesting bit. First the top, the easier part?! I cut the centre sections out of the four Padauk strips. Book matched them, mitred them and glued up the above square. Yes I know theres a hole in it. I forgot to take the picture before I started the ‘boring’ bit. Here’s the padauk top square with a pattern on it for centres of holes which are at the innermost part of the top slots. I could have done it by hand but as the plan was already in CAD I j...

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