The Hex Flex


Out of all my boxes up to this point, this one takes the cake for the most unusual opening. It opens like nothing I have made before. Discovering the various parts that move are easy after reasoning it out a bit. Then you will need to take a leap of faith and overcome your worst fear about the box. Once you do so, a final "aha" moment awaits to reveal its interior. The Hex Flex is a feat of mechanical magic. It defies what you think a wooden box should do.

The top of this box is made from solid Ziricote wood layered with Hard Maple. This is both aesthetic and functional for reasons I cannot give away. The central Hexagon is made from solid Curly English Sycamore. The sides are a solid thick layer of pink Pacific Maple Burl with another layer of English Sycamore behind it forming the box interior. 

A close up of the side that shows Pacific Maple Burl with English Sycamore edges.

A few stacked here to show the variety of pink tones of the burl.


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