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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 08-23-2014 05:01 AM 1119 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been redesigning and building my new worktable for sculpting and just posted a project of the table…
Well, the true test is not so much the table but how it works after the changes I made from the old one.

This is my first real test of a full sculpted box and I have to say that it made my sculpting easier.
The box is made from Cocobolo (one of my very favorite woods to use) and the bottom is lined with leather.

I only have two coats of lacquer on it so far and plan to apply about five more coats.
The box size is 10×7x5”

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.





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shipwright

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#1 posted 08-23-2014 06:01 AM

Looks great already Greg. Five more coats and it will blind me.
That Cocobolo is some beautiful material. You’ve done it real justice…... as you always do.
Nice to know the new table made things considerably easier. Nice build on it too.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#2 posted 08-23-2014 09:59 AM

super as always, and I like your table..super idea.

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#3 posted 08-23-2014 11:48 AM

Howdy Greg. Don’t ask me to explain but that box says high end luxury to me. It’s all there. Beautiful!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 12:25 PM

That’s really beautiful. I am always in awe of your work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 08-23-2014 12:33 PM

I would think with your talent you could turn out this beauty with a footstool and a leaf blower. It’s a prize box and made easier with your new table. Awesome.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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mmh

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#6 posted 08-23-2014 01:07 PM

Looks like you had a lot of fun making this!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 08-23-2014 02:10 PM

i think this wood is some of the finest i’ve seen, and turning you loose on it sure did make a beauty, having a deluxe carving table is like putting the cherry on top…

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 08-23-2014 03:20 PM

Thank you everyone. The Cocobolo always is a pleasure to work with and always has some outstanding grain colors and patterns in it. I find it photographs best when just a couple of finish coats are applied because even with a flat finish it picks up the lighting in the photos very easily. I am adding more coats of lacquer today.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#9 posted 08-23-2014 03:54 PM

Beautiful

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#10 posted 08-23-2014 05:56 PM

Quite a box Greg. Fantastic work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 08-23-2014 06:59 PM

I love cocobolo. Fantastic box, and the table looks great, too.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 08-23-2014 07:17 PM

Fantastic box Greg,
do you spray the lacquer, and do you use 2pack AC or pre-cat.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#13 posted 08-23-2014 08:10 PM

Great work! Beatuiful box and I like the table also.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 08-23-2014 10:15 PM



Fantastic box Greg,
do you spray the lacquer, and do you use 2pack AC or pre-cat.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

- jinkyjock


I use Deft rattle can lacquer. I get it at Home Depot.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#15 posted 08-23-2014 10:33 PM

Another awesome box Greg, and a super setup for grinding/shaping. I like the adjustable vice system. You are on the cutting edge… I mean the sculpting edge.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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