Stainsby Girl

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 02-08-2015 11:25 AM 3785 views 10 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by a memory of someone I met in my dim distant past, when I recently chanced across the track Stainsby Girls by Chris Rea (circa 1985). I fell in love with a Stainsby girl.

Dimensions –

Overall, 106mm high x 114mm across.
Box, 102mm long sides x 64mm high.
Legs (laminated 3×1mm) 9mm x 3mm, radius 127mm.
Handles (laminated 3×1mm) 9mm x 3mm, radius 27mm.

Materials – Purpleheart and Pau Amarello.

Adhesives – PVA and Viscous CA.

Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic.

The leg and top details (lid handles) are set in a 3mm wide and deep routed groove.

Link to the music

More construction pics

Oops, I slipped and screwed up the lid

So I made another and did a dry fit of the legs and handles

Not sure how many more I can make with Pau Amarello. Its dust sets off rhinitis in me and there are two days of hell after I work it.

More nonsense to follow.

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

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 11:49 AM

Your patience is exceeded only by your creative talent. Beautiful!!

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 12:10 PM

Love her legs!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 12:21 PM

love the legs! I can envision them on many shapes..super!!

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#4 posted 02-08-2015 12:30 PM

another masterpiece

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 02-08-2015 01:17 PM

Great looking box, a lot of patience

-- John J.

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 01:17 PM

I really love this one! Such beautiful lines on it and the construction is wonderful! Another great box, Martyn! :)


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

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#7 posted 02-08-2015 01:37 PM

Looking good…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 02-08-2015 02:02 PM

This is one of your finest Martyn. Well, all of yours are the finest. :)

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

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#9 posted 02-08-2015 03:02 PM

Beautiful work!!

-- Just another day in paradise.

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#10 posted 02-08-2015 03:05 PM

I like your move into the exploration of different leg treatments.
The boxes themselves seem simple (although they are not so simple) and let the legs take centre stage.
Maybe this series could be called. Martyn’s Chorus Line.

......... never had you figured as a leg man …... :-)

Very nice one Martyn!

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

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#11 posted 02-08-2015 03:07 PM

This one is awesome. The lines and the color contrast make for a very striking result!

Would the dust risk be helped with a high quality mask?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 02-08-2015 03:39 PM

Very nice! Chorus line, indeed, but I personally think that this one looks like a crown, with the purple and golden colors.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#13 posted 02-08-2015 04:39 PM

Martyn…..maybe it’s just me, or that Valentine’s Day is coming….but in the first picture, the legs form a pretty neat heart. Beautiful color combination, design, and craftsmanship.

-- jbschutz

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#14 posted 02-08-2015 05:17 PM

This is another great piece and a continuation of your excellent creative talent.

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#15 posted 02-08-2015 05:25 PM

Hearts are what I saw, as well. Beautiful, Martyn. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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