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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 04-09-2014 06:46 PM 5025 views 12 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An end grain pattern box

Construction – EZ Mitre, Shell box.

Dimensions – 102 mm square x 51 mm high x 5.5 mm thick walls ( 3 mm core + 2.5 mm pattern). On a 6 mm plinth/inner.

Materials – Ebony, Bloodwood, Maple and Birch Ply.

Adhesives – PVA

Finish – Sanded to 240 Grit and finished with Spray Satin Acrylic

End grain was used for the pattern in order to make it more easily realisable. The fourth picture shows the block that the pieces in the fifth picture were cut from and the last picture the board before mitring.

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

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 07:04 PM

I really like this one Martyn. I’d go so far as to say that I think it’s my favorite. Very appealing look and very creative – as always!


-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 07:04 PM

wow martyn, you sure know how to make a box of complexity and beauty at the same time, beautiful box

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

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#3 posted 04-09-2014 07:05 PM

that is wickedly cool

-- John

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 07:08 PM

I swear, your work is going to be in a museum someday.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#5 posted 04-09-2014 07:15 PM

As always, all your boxes are amazing !!!

-- John in Florida

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#6 posted 04-09-2014 07:20 PM

I agree with BTimmons..if it ain’t already, it should be. Very creative methods..esp the long “block” of design. Very clever, Martyn A super box.

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#7 posted 04-09-2014 07:22 PM

Truly amazing!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 04-09-2014 07:33 PM

Another great design, Martyn! I love the way the final image comes together, making the lines meander and wrap around the small squares. Neatly thought out!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#9 posted 04-09-2014 07:47 PM

Yep – that’s very clever and cool…...perfect.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#10 posted 04-09-2014 07:52 PM

Beautiful design and build.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 04-09-2014 07:57 PM

This is pretty darn impressive Martyn! Whenever I think you have reached the top, you just take another step! We used to make cookies using similar methods (and cinnamon rolls). They also make clay beads called “millefiori” using a similar technique. I would have never thought of using it with wood. You are so smart!

Just beautiful!


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

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#12 posted 04-09-2014 08:57 PM

Beautiful box. What a great design!

I was entertaining the idea of an end grain tumbling block easy miter box but was concerned of problems at the fold lines.
I guess I was overly concerned for nothing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 04-09-2014 08:59 PM

Super Sweetness! I really like this design, great job Martyn.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 04-09-2014 09:12 PM

Martyn you are amazing. What a creative mind you have.

I like it a lot.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 04-09-2014 09:24 PM

The wood selection and the interlocking black line make this one very special. Really like it. Almost like a Celtic knot in some ways. Very nice indeed.

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

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