Windmill 3D

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 07-15-2012 05:07 PM 5932 views 11 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back (546 days ago) I posted a project called Windmill . Recently I wondered what it would look like if the pattern spilled over from the top to the sides as well. This is the result.

This is a double skinned, EZ Mitre box with drop on lid.

Dimensions – 100mm square x 62mm high. Wall thickness 6mm (2×3mm)

Materials – Padauk, Purpleheart, Yew, Pau Amarello and Quarter sawn Sycamore.

Adhesive – PVA

Sanded to 400 grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 05:14 PM


That is incredible

The grain must just glisten

Your cuts are tight.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 05:21 PM

Forgot to add these. Both sides of the board it was made from, before it was mitred.

and the original Windmill

For this one I substituted Yew for the original Sycamore on the outside.

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

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 05:22 PM

excellent !
excellent !
excellent !

very nicely done

you always amaze martyn

-- 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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#4 posted 07-15-2012 05:34 PM

Hi Martyn super well done. I think we at LJ’s should call you ” Out of the box thinking ” Brit Boxmaker LOL Knd Regards Tambotie

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#5 posted 07-15-2012 05:39 PM

The original one looks REALLY familiar…........ I have seen it recently I think.

Taking it the rest of the way is even finer than the original – I would be placing that one out front where everyone can see it!

Great Job as always!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#6 posted 07-15-2012 05:51 PM

I like the spill over around the corners..neat you can think ahead like that..if i did it, it would have been an error !

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#7 posted 07-15-2012 05:53 PM

Martyn, that is so cool and so precise with the perfect grain match up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the king of box making!!...............Jim

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 07-15-2012 05:59 PM

Very cool, Martyn! With everyone complaining about the heat, I think “Windmill” was an appropriate title for this one. Excellent! :)


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

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#9 posted 07-15-2012 06:08 PM

Knowing how the camera never picks up the actual look and “feel” of the wood on my projects, this one must be absolutely vibrant in person. Stunning!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#10 posted 07-15-2012 06:49 PM

W O W !!

Excellent, as usual, but….............this one is exceptionally excellent.

Great job.

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

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#11 posted 07-15-2012 07:14 PM

Is there no end to your imagination?
This is another sweet little brain exercise Martyn.
Your attention to detail always shows through.

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

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#12 posted 07-15-2012 08:12 PM

The only way I could make color run around a box like that would be with tape and a spray can. I am still puzzling over putting tab A into slot B ... wait … slot A.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#13 posted 07-15-2012 08:51 PM

Yet another great one. I’m wondering what you would come up with if you designed a new project under the title of “Imagination”?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#14 posted 07-15-2012 08:52 PM

You rockstar you…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#15 posted 07-15-2012 09:14 PM

Martyn….brilliant again. Love the colours and love the imagination

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

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