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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 11-23-2014 03:27 PM 3020 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Named after the Science Fiction film

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell box

Dimensions – 100 mm square x 60 mm high. 6 mm thick walls ( 6 mm core + 3 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Purpleheart, Ebony, English Sycamore and Birch Ply.

Adhesives – PVA, CA

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

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

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 03:42 PM

another winner,a real work of art. Very very nice Martyn.


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#2 posted 11-23-2014 03:56 PM

From straight lines to curves. Nice piece! RH

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

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 03:59 PM

Another interesting box and I love how the patterns flow throughout your boxes .
Every box you make is so enjoyable that I always look forward to the next .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 11-23-2014 04:16 PM

I like it. The sycamore works really well with the ebony and the purpleheart foundation. And as a science fiction fan I love the name.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 04:54 PM

Really nice.
How do you keep coming up with these?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 11-23-2014 05:46 PM

your boxes in all their incantations are always a joy to view

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#8 posted 11-23-2014 06:12 PM

excellent! Not much else to say!

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

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#9 posted 11-23-2014 06:33 PM

Love those tight curved joints. Nicely done Martyn.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 11-23-2014 06:35 PM

Nice set of colors on this one. The close up photo is a good one!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 11-23-2014 07:06 PM

Wonderful job at getting everything lined up, looks great

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

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#12 posted 11-23-2014 07:44 PM

The fits are impeccable, the design captivating, and the title very fitting (although Black Hole would work too.)
Another winner Martyn.

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

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#13 posted 11-23-2014 10:42 PM

Nice one! I always look forward to seeing what you came up whit next ;-)

-- 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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#14 posted 11-24-2014 02:56 AM

Your precision miters just amaze me. This another masterpiece to your credit.
Sometimes I can think through how you created a pattern.Well mathematically at least. I’m stumped on this one. I don’t think you used a mathematical model. I think its just pure artistry, talent and a truck-load of knowhow.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 11-24-2014 03:10 AM

Martin, It looks like I’ll be buying one of those pin point router bits. Thanks for sharing those links. I tried to get to the shell link. Its not pulling anything up. I’ll look through your blogs to see what I can find.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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