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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 05-22-2011 02:00 PM 3173 views 8 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box, measuring 100mm x 100mm x 50mm on a 6mm pedestal base, with drop on lid. It is a solid pattern in Ebony, Padauk, Pau Amarello and Yew. Constructed using the EZ mitre method (from a board resembling pic’ 4) with mitred lipping in Walnut. Glued with PVA and finished with Organoil wax over Liberon sanding sealer.
I think it looks a little Victorian.

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

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 02:07 PM

oh no, now he’s doing it with curves.

Beautiful work as always. You’re an inspiration!

-- Kate,

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#2 posted 05-22-2011 02:08 PM

Wow, Martyn! My jaw dropped with this one! Even though I have come to expect awesome from you, I couldn’t help but gasp when the picture popped up on my screen. This is just wonderful! The colors are amazing and it is absolutely beautiful! Words just don’t do it justice. I know I say it every time, but I believe this is one of my favorites of yours. I can’t believe how you just keep outdoing yourself! Kudos, my friend!


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

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#3 posted 05-22-2011 02:14 PM

Very nice work, I really like your design and choice of woods.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 02:19 PM

well martyn

i think this
about cinches it for me

i will enroll
in the home course

‘how to fold cardboard
and make shoe boxes’

over the top
once again

-- 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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#5 posted 05-22-2011 02:23 PM

I knew it was you Proffessor before I read the postername :-)
since you play´d around with that circle jigg I have just waited to see
what beautyfull maniac you wuold make us dizzy with
and if your squares is an indicater of how it will go
I´m not sure I dare to lock into L J in the next year or two :-)

thank´s for taking us to another dimension

take care

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 02:33 PM

I am totally amazed. Curves! Captivating work. How you keep “upping” your own work is wonderful to watch. Plus what Shiela said!

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#8 posted 05-22-2011 02:39 PM

Martyn – this is incredible – the colors and complexity is off the charts. Truely amazing!


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#9 posted 05-22-2011 02:47 PM

That is sweet Martyn.

So your circle cutting shows it’s head. This is really cool. Good planning and execution. The miters look perfect.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 05-22-2011 02:47 PM

Gorgeous!!! Great palette of woods and colors, Martyn.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#11 posted 05-22-2011 02:50 PM


Another fine box. What i really like about your projects is that you use solid wood. Inspirational!!! Everytime something different!!


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#12 posted 05-22-2011 02:53 PM

Wonderful, Martyn. “So many designs and so little time!” Again, you inspire us all.


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#13 posted 05-22-2011 02:56 PM

Very nice indeed. I like it a lot.

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

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#14 posted 05-22-2011 03:04 PM

Your imagination knows no bounds, Martyn. Fantastic!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 05-22-2011 03:24 PM

Very Cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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