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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 03-03-2012 04:42 PM 3959 views 13 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hexagonal box with three legs and a drop in lid.

Since the original post I have made changes to the lid, which I was not happy with. I’m happy with it now

Dimensions – 125mm high x 110mm across corners. Box, 50mm long sides x 60mm high

Materials – Indian Ebony and Padauk

Adhesives – PVA and Viscous CA

Finish – Spray Satin Acrylic

The curved legs are 3mm thick x 6mm wide, made of three 1mm bent laminations of Padauk.
They are set in a 2.5mm deep slot in the box side.

I must admit that after a small accident in construction I ‘winged’ this, making it up as I went along

The legs were inspired by the film V for Vendetta. I liked the political and moral points made by this not the violence but as John F. Kennedy once said

‘Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.’

The end credit music

Street Fighting Man by the Stones.

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

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 04:48 PM

It looks great Martyn. I especially like the contrasting legs and edging on the lid. The deep color of the wood is fitting, too. The edging on the lid is so delicate, but it flows with the design. Whatever the accident was, you had a good save. Overall really appealing!


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

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 04:57 PM

at first glance
i thought you had made an end table
the top throws me off some too
it is a good save
but is a little strict
with the lines of the legs

choice of woods are great
as is the workmanship
as usual

-- 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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#3 posted 03-03-2012 04:58 PM

Wish my ‘accidents’ could look like this. The legs are brilliant and the wood combination is very striking. ‘V’ is a great movie… loved the early scene with the verbosity of letter V. Another spectacular box.

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

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 05:00 PM

Great looking box Martyn. Unusual design that works really well. I always love seeing innovative ideas.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 05:01 PM

you are getting racy & wild!!! love the color combo. V legs are fantastic

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 05:11 PM


Beautiful box! Just when I think I have your style pegged, you change it up, but this is a good thing.

Keep on growing my friend,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 05:13 PM

I like this one a lot Martyn. Nice work on the legs in particular. You are a master the master of small.

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

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 05:14 PM

That Indian Ebony looks cool. Never heard of it before. Nice contrast with the Padauk.

Love the legs,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 05:24 PM

Another museum piece, Martyn or at an art gallery. Beautiful as well as unique!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 05:25 PM

Beautiful. Something in your work makes me to go back and look again and again on your projects. Simply amazing.

-- Live to Learn

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 05:26 PM

I too loved the movie! Very cool box!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#12 posted 03-03-2012 06:00 PM

Nice symmetry in this one with the six sides, the three two piece legs, and the fine lines separating the lid pieces. The angled lid moulding tops things off quite nicely, while the surprise inside finding the padauk bottom again repeating the color theme. Thoughtful and flawless.

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

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#13 posted 03-03-2012 06:00 PM

Very beautiful thanks for sharing. I love the V shaped legs.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#14 posted 03-03-2012 06:30 PM

Really Really Nice! I love the curved legs and their flow into the box. The wood combination is excellent.

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#15 posted 03-03-2012 06:33 PM

Thank you very much for the positive feedback. You may want to change your minds. As you can see I’ve made changes to the lid. I was not happy with it, I am now.

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

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