Inversions 3D

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 02-26-2011 05:58 PM 7364 views 27 times favorited 62 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box, 130mm x 130mm x 65mm.

Made from Ebony and Maple with a foam lined Birch ply base and Ebony lipping. The lid is drop on.

The glue used PVA. Sanded down to 400 grit with finish of wax over sanding sealer.

This time, unlike with Hypnotoad or the original 2D Inversions, there are no borders to the pattern.

I wouldn’t advise the ‘solid throughout’ approach for this type of pattern as it results in relatively weak box sides. Put enough pressure on the centre of the top and it will collapse. Next time, for added strength, I’ll line the insides in a solid wood or ply.

Be seeing you.

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

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 06:03 PM

i would love to have the patience to do something like that!! great looking box

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 06:03 PM


-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 06:05 PM

Oh Magoo, you’ve done it again. Bloody Brilliant BritBoxBuilder!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 06:05 PM

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a chopping board? (looks like one) No it’s another masterpiece from Martyn
Nice one mate

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#5 posted 02-26-2011 06:07 PM

That is truly gorgeous! Good job with the photography too.

Maybe a thin plywood insert glued inside the lid to re-inforce?

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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#6 posted 02-26-2011 06:15 PM

Another great piece. You never fail to impress. Curious question: Are you using the Liberon spirit sanding sealer prior to wax? I use it prior to French polish, but it’s more expensive than cognac over here and not readily available. (Smells wonderful though.)

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

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#7 posted 02-26-2011 06:33 PM

Really beautiful, Martyn! Another masterpiece. I don’t know how you get all those pieces to fit together so tightly. Are the corners of the box mitered? I can’t tell. What an accomplishment this one is! And the ebony and maple combination is simply stunning! I bet it is even more awesome in person.

Awesome! 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 02-26-2011 06:34 PM

More eye candy from the candyman. You just never tire of this do you Martyn? It’s OK we don’t tire of seeing it either.

Nice one.

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

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#9 posted 02-26-2011 06:35 PM

This is just sooooooo crazy beautiful!! I don’t even ever know what to say about your boxes, except that I’m in awe over each one that you post! :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#10 posted 02-26-2011 06:38 PM

Well, there you go again Martyn, right over the top with this one!!!
You never cease to amaze me with your skills, talent and unique creations.
This is absolutely beautiful and a true exampel of fine detail and superb patience!

I often wonder what your vision is like after you create one of these….... a little blurry maybe ! LOL

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 02-26-2011 06:45 PM

This is simply fantastic Martyn! You have this stuff down to a science. I don’t know how you do it, but keep’em comin’ my friend!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 02-26-2011 06:53 PM

that is real fancy..wish i had skills and patience like that brit

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#13 posted 02-26-2011 06:53 PM

Phenomenal work Martyn! One question…. Does it come with the 3D glasses like those fancy TV’s?

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 02-26-2011 06:55 PM

I’m just sitting back , enjoying the ride. Thanks, Martyn!

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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#15 posted 02-26-2011 07:02 PM

Why is it every time I come across one of Your latest masterpieces I feel so inadequate as a wood worker ? (LOL) Inspirational stuff and one more example of why You are the master” BOXMAKER” !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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