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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 03-20-2016 01:01 PM 2360 views 9 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by the night sky paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and a song by Don McClean

Dimensions – 138mm high x 100mm square overall.

Box, 100mm square x 50mm high (5×1 mm laminations, curved on a 375 to 380 mm radius)

Top, 3×1mm laminations
Legs and top detail, 3mm with ‘V’ profile on outside edge

Materials – Pau Amarello and Purpleheart

Adhesives – PVA and Viscous CA

Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic

Starry Starry Night - Don McClean

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





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 03-20-2016 01:12 PM

Very handsome, Martyn. :)

Sheila

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

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SPalm

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#2 posted 03-20-2016 01:20 PM

Beautiful.
Love the curves.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 03-20-2016 01:26 PM

Very nice Martyn. Has a bit of an “oriental” look to it.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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mauibob

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#4 posted 03-20-2016 01:51 PM

Beautifully executed, Martyn. Love the uplifting feel that the curved legs provide. Also, a perfect box for keeping that spare ear in :-)

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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shipwright

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#5 posted 03-20-2016 02:02 PM

Elegant, exact, excellent! It has a very French feel to it. I think Vincent would have liked it, I know I do.
I have to ask …. so many of your pieces are inspired by songs ….. Do you have them stuck in your mind the whole time you are working on the piece? I found the when I was working on my Eye of the Tiger piece. Nearly drove me nuts.

That aside I really do like this one. Your laminations are so good.

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

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DonSol

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#6 posted 03-20-2016 02:05 PM

Another beautiful box Martyn.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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michelletwo

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#7 posted 03-20-2016 02:14 PM

I was thinking the other day,that I hadn’t seen your postings in awhile..and up you pop !! So good to see your boxes again! a real beauty.

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kiefer

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#8 posted 03-20-2016 02:40 PM

Excellent design Martyn and a very inspiring piece so finely and perfectly crafted .
The Royal Star in the night sky is what I see.

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#9 posted 03-20-2016 03:26 PM

You keep raising the bar with your work. Excellent design and craftsmanship.

Roman

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 03-20-2016 04:52 PM

Just an exquisite box, Martyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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jaykaypur

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#11 posted 03-20-2016 05:15 PM

Very nice design and build.

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

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 03-20-2016 06:11 PM

Martyn, this box is beautiful and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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peteg

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#13 posted 03-20-2016 07:06 PM

A lovely Elegant piece Martyn, wonderful skills on show here
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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ruddy

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#14 posted 03-20-2016 08:28 PM

Beautiful Martyn.
Such an elegant design with fine lines.When I saw your post I thought “What’s this ‘ere”

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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jim65

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#15 posted 03-20-2016 08:59 PM

Beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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