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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 09-02-2010 07:11 PM 8855 views 27 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Vee is the natural progression from Zee using the Ezee mitre technique.

In this design I use sloped lines at 45° to the vertical/horizontal.

The box is 93×93 x 58 mm in size (6mm thick walls) and is made of Wenge, Lacewood and Ebony.
The finish is wax over sanding sealer. This is my first time with Wenge. It’s a b* to cross-cut. Never again.

The last two pictures shows the board it was made from, the outline and the made up board prior to machining.

Please excuse the variation of quality of the pictures as I could not find my camera lights and had to rely on shop lighting and flash for illumination.

For the construction method follow the blog link on the Zee project page.

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 07:16 PM

Martyn, Your work is always incredible

Thanks for sharing another winner.


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#2 posted 09-02-2010 07:25 PM

No nails !! OMG OMG,

I thought your mind was on holidays Martyn !! never sleeps

Great design . I am still practicing Ezee miters in paper

-- Back home. Fernando

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#3 posted 09-02-2010 07:26 PM

This box is striking, good job as always and what a piece of eye candy!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 09-02-2010 07:26 PM

That is COOL. Thanks for posting.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#5 posted 09-02-2010 07:34 PM

Sweet. That is so awesome.
Very nice planning and saw work.

I can’t say enough,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 09-02-2010 07:35 PM

How strikingly beautiful, Martyn! All I can say is – wow! Everything about it is just so pleasing. I love how you keep doing things that are so different, yet all so stunning.

It is truly a treat to see!


-- 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 09-02-2010 07:41 PM

as always martyn, it’s a pleasure to see your posts :)

another fantastic success! keep them coming!

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 07:42 PM

I’m glad you chose boxmaking & not turning. I’ll have to hang up my spurs if you change professions!!! :-0 :-)

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 07:44 PM

well that’s it for me .

i will find something else to do now .

i will go back to building outhouses

no sense in always being last
in these box races

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 09-02-2010 07:44 PM

Beautiful Martyn – yea even the box are beautiful!
I like the asymetric curves that comes, a lot.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 07:50 PM


How do you do it? It’s both enjoyable and educational to watch your designs evolve and morph from one to the next.

Saying this is another fantastic piece doesn’t quite do it justice!

This is another shining link in your chain of projects.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 07:54 PM

Another fantastic piece

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#13 posted 09-02-2010 07:59 PM

Voice of the master! (I’m listening :-)

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#14 posted 09-02-2010 08:26 PM

Michelle – you have nothing to fear from me.

David - you have nothing to fear from me. Your box and furniture work shows your natural talents. You’ve taught me a thing or two as well. Anyway its not a race, you know that.

Johnathan – I don’t know. If I did I’d write a book about it and make some serious money.

Thank you all for the feedback, I appreciate it and the time you take to comment.

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

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#15 posted 09-02-2010 08:27 PM

wel another round goes to martyn…and were all down for the count…....great box there…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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