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Another box with legs

Dimensions - 106mm high x 110mm across. Box, 100mm long sides x 62mm high. Legs 9mm x 3mm, radius 127mm

Materials - English Sycamore, Purpleheart and Padauk

Adhesives - PVA and Viscous CA

Finish - Spray Satin Acrylic

The leg and top details are set in a 3mm routed groove.

The top design was originally a little different




but the end grain squares in the middle of the top showed barely any contrast



and so I reworked the top. I prefer this design in any case.

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Martyn,
Another beauty….puts me in mind of a ballerina. The sycamore is elegant and accented nicely by the padauk and purpleheart.
 

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I really like the one with the separated top handles. The wood combos make it snappy also. Very nicely done Martyn.
 

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Very nice, took a peek at your other projects, breathtaking, when I get time will look at them all.
 

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Beautiful box! And yeah, I like the split handle much better.
 

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Very unique design Martyn and a work of art. Love the color contrast and the leg and handle style.
 

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Now I have the Toto song running through my head! Some fine memories associated with it. :)

Another beautiful piece! I also love the way the handle is separate. So precise!

Sheila
 

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the color combo? excellent the legs? graceful and stunning on the square box..it's a winner
 

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Very nice! I'm with Sheila - the Toto song immediately came to mind.

Another vote in approval of the upgraded top - perfect!
 

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Sweet!
I too think you chose wisely with the updated top. That is so cool.

Steve
 

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lovely box. I think that is a great design. I like how the lift curved lifts and that they are integral with the curved legs. A great idea.
 

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Martyn, now that you turned to being a 'leg man', your work continues to be at the top!
Love your work!
Roman
 

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I love the understated simple lines that give this piece a unique and elegant design. The color combinations in addition are quite beautiful. My favorite top is the two sectioned one as featured. The inlaid version is admirable, but heavier and too conventional for my taste. I like to see how one can "push the envelope" in their work.
 

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Man that's a great looking box! I, too, like the split handle better.
 

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A very attractive box design Martyn.
Simple but very elegant .

Klaus
 

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Very nice and a simple but unique design. Beautiful wood too.
 

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I like this artistic design. Those inlays and the way they took part as closing system is just perfect.
 

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It's all been said Martyn, but I will add that it takes a special kind of person to change something that's almost perfect after original completion …....... to make it that little bit better. In this case the little alteration was the difference between very good and superb.
At first glance, it appears to be sealed. The top off photo is a revelation of the illusion.

......... Nice, just really nice.
 

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a very beautiful box Martyn, a lot of times part simplistic and then design, they go together and mesh, and you end up with a very nice piece..im sure you understand what i mean.
 

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Really unique, and beautifully done Martyn.
 

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Very nice box- very unique!!
 
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