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A very small box. About 1/15th of a cubic inch!

Size: 11mm x 10mm x 10mm (4/10")

Materials: Ebony and Maple

Glue: Viscous Cyanoacrylate (superglue)

Finish: Wax

The ruler in the background is metric, showing millimetres.

The fourth pic' shows Omega with my previous small boxes, Atom and Little Bess Ring Box

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So, so cool! :)

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Amazing precision as always.

The box is really cool.
 

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That is a very small box, must have been some very careful cutting involved, very interesting, thanks for sharing
 

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astounding you could work with such tiny pieces. My hat is off to you
 

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WHOA !!!!!!!!!!!! Candyman , That one box is traveling at

170 Kilometers per hour !!!!! Why are your boxes so much faster than mine ?

You get the checker flag this time…...a real winner .

Im installing nitrous in my boxes….see you at green lights
 

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Moment, LMAO
 

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What did you use to cut the pieces with Martyn? Leave it to you to bring nanotech to LJ's. Incredible…Very, very cool
 

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whoa…....professor…....someone has been making something for the incredible shrinking man…those are just cool….
 

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Wow Martyn, your eyes must have been aching. Keep testing the boundaries, you are an inspiration.
 

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Nice Martyn. I'll bet a kernel of corn won't fit in this one either, but where'e the banding? :)
On a more serious note, I bow to the greatest of the tiniest.
 

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Brad, you won't believe this but I used my ELU contracor's saw (with zero clearance pieces), my homebuilt drum sander (invaluable), a magnifying lamp and a disc sander. All in my workshop profile or previous small box projects. Its not what you do its the way that you do it.

Thanks all. I enjoyed this one but I fear the law of diminishing returns is in operation here. The more I tackle this kind of thing the less I get out of it. Hence it being my last look at the land of the very small box.

Paul, I got more than one grain of rice in it though, four that is.
 

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Hence the name Omega… this is the last of the small boxes… next you will engrave the Magna Carta on the lid…
 

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Four grains -- That sounds about right.
 

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Wow, that is hard to believe. However, with you Martyn, I know you're capable of just about anything. Fantastic little creation!
 

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Man, Martyn… I worry about you sometimes…
That is some tiny build, but I have to wonder what's next… some fifth-dimensional work perhaps?
I've been sitting, staring at the size of that on a ruler… shaking my head…
Incredible Work my Friend!!
 

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WOw Martyn!

Good that you continue the wood saving approach.

Sorry to tell you now, mine are bigger than yours. :)
 

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I hope you have a box to hold your little boxes Martyn. I would absolutely hate to see that one get sucked up in a vacuum. You set your flag in the Microcosm. When you start working on the Macrocosm let me know. I would happily plant a forest on your behalf :)
 

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Martyn, maybe you should start in on grains of salt, to make the work easier- they're already cubes, you just need to machine out the insides and…naw, never mind. =^D
 

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Mike, my fascination with the world of small boxes is waning so I think I'm safe.

Fernando, thats the point. Sometimes less is more.

David, Ive started designing something bigger. Now about that forest…..........

Jack, you may laugh but at school, when I was 7, I grew a copper sulphate crystal 2" long. Sort of lozenge shaped and very blue.
 
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