Wood Magazine: Martyn!

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 10-16-2011 09:13 PM 4249 reads 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys, I don’t normally post my Mere Minutes here, but I just wanted to give a shout out to our own Martyn Brewer (BritBoxmaker) featured in the latest edition of Wood Magazine. Way to go Martyn!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 10-16-2011 09:27 PM

Cool. Thanks for pointing that out. I expect my issue will arrive Monday.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 10-16-2011 10:17 PM

Thanks, Steve.

I’m starting to get embarrassed now, all part of growing up and being British I suppose.

I’m a keen follower of your videos. I still don’t think I’ve got the courage to make one of those though. Like you I like showing people how to do things. Even if I get a little complex at times. I wish I had your clarity.

Very kind of you to mention me.

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

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#3 posted 10-16-2011 10:33 PM

You are the master, Martyn! I think making a box is the basis of all about 90% of woodworking projects. I love your continually fresh take on, well, the box! I bow to your skills!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#4 posted 10-16-2011 10:42 PM

Now I am embarrassed.

Thanks again, Steve. Now I’m in two videos.

I just hope I don’t go viral. That would be very messy.

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

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 11:06 PM

Hey Martyn, the purple in your avatar is turning bright pink. Go easy on the blushing. lol Just remember; When you’re good, you’re good, and you are good at what you do. Love the fantastic tutorials. Keep on leading, we’re following.

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 11:45 PM

Congrats to Martyn….I was reading some of the magazine this morning and I saw the fold up box….I recognized the pattern pretty quick and was thinking that someone had seen it on here and was doing it for the magazine….then I read the little blurb on Martyn and had one of those slap yourself in the forehead moments.

Glad to see someone with the astounding amount of talent the Martyn has getting it recognized where it should. Accolades well deserved.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 10-17-2011 02:21 AM

I am still looking for the issue here in Canada. I wonder if I am going to have to order it from them directly. It is really a uplifting to see such a talented and creative person get such recognition. Martyn was one of the first people to befriend me here on Lumberjocks and it just goes to show what a nice person he is. I was happy to see you give him a shout out, Steve because you are also one of my favorites here on the site. I really think that is what this site is all about – people giving a hand to each other and patting them on the back when they do well and even helping them up when they are down. We have seen it so many times here and I will be honest and say that I never get tired of it. It restores my faith that people are decent and kind and caring in this sometimes harsh world. We have a common bond of woodworking and it is a fine brotherhood (sisterhood) to belong to.

Congratulations again to a well deserving artist and thank you also Steve for all the incredibly entertaining and informative (and FUN!) videos. I am really proud to be a member of this group! :)

Take care, Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 10-17-2011 02:21 AM

Psssst: You know you are famous, when your local boozer changes it’s name to “The Boxmaker Arms” and a sign over the entrance reads; “Martyn Brewer drinks here.”
Congratulations to both Steve and Martyn for bringing such talent to LJs and sharing yourselves. Thank you.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#9 posted 10-17-2011 02:40 AM

Martyn has the most awesome surname ever.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#10 posted 10-17-2011 05:33 PM

Nice tribute Steve.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 10-17-2011 05:37 PM

I’m not embarrassed any more.

I’ve learned to take it.

Thanks you to everyone who has mentioned me, especially you, Steve.

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

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#12 posted 10-17-2011 05:47 PM

My favorite magazine 2!!!!! I seen David, did a thread on the box as well as he recieved a box from Martin, himself. I seen the magazine cover and haven’t read the article. I guess Martyn, is on his was to superstar
status in Woodworking!!!!! You’re already a superstar Steve, so I guess there still is room at the top even
after Norm!!!! :)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#13 posted 10-20-2011 09:41 AM

Nice job on the shameless plugs Steve ;-)) Congrats to you Martyn!! Glad you learned to take it ;-)

-- 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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