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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 02-06-2016 01:47 AM 1366 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much different from the last few I have made…just some different woods…but they seem to sell and therefore I am stocking up and creating for my upcoming shows.
This one is Bubinga and Maple.
9” x 7” x 5”

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 01:56 AM

Great workmanship as usual. Do you like this piece as much as others you’ve made?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 02-06-2016 03:07 AM

Outstanding – again
I just can’t get over those hinges

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 04:42 AM



Great workmanship as usual. Do you like this piece as much as others you ve made?

- DocSavage45


Tom, I like all the boxes i make but, sure, I like do some better than others. Sometimes the wood type and combinations make a big difference and sometime it is the carving design…and when both come together…well, it works. The most fun is the entire process of making the box from start to finish while watching each step take shape. Then I look forward to the next one. Like the old saying goes “it’s the journey…not the destination”.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#4 posted 02-06-2016 04:47 AM



Outstanding – again
I just can t get over those hinges

- recycle1943


Thanks Dick,
the hinges are very easy to make since I use the Incra hinge crafter and the Incra box jig. I like the box joint jig because it allows for a lot of adjustments for different size knuckles and adjustment of fit. The box joint jig a made prior to buying the Incra would make a tight fitting joint that was good for box joints …but too tight for hinges.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#5 posted 02-06-2016 04:48 AM

You are a machine my friend …...... in a good way.
...... a very good way!

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

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#6 posted 02-06-2016 06:19 AM

Enjoy the journey! I might be starting on your path, just finished a down draft table.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-06-2016 07:51 AM

Nice shape and stripes on top. Beautiful colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-06-2016 02:48 PM

Very nice. How do you go about installing the gator hide?

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#9 posted 02-06-2016 03:02 PM

Very nice! I like the organic shape and the wood combination.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium - http://www.delaeywood.be

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#10 posted 02-06-2016 03:21 PM

Thanks everyone for the great positive comments. they are all much appreciated.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#11 posted 02-06-2016 03:24 PM



Very nice. How do you go about installing the gator hide?

- DanielP


I use contact cement to glue it to the wood bottom. works very good.
I glue it to the bottom prior to gluing the box together. That keeps and glue from getting on any of the box sides.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#12 posted 02-06-2016 03:33 PM



Enjoy the journey! I might be starting on your path, just finished a down draft table.

- DocSavage45


I look forward to seeing your creations Doc.
A downdraft table is definitely a useful accessory. I would suggest making it adjustable…similar to a drafting table.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#13 posted 02-06-2016 04:22 PM

the proportions do not seem to work for me
I Like the craftmanship but feel they are too boxy?
IMHO
Check out Andy’s box tutorial..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#14 posted 02-06-2016 05:21 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I’m looking at winter in MN and sanding different pieces. I also seem to be loosing shop space every time I make a new shop aide? Made it to sit on the woodworking bench , but where to store it when not in use? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 02-07-2016 02:17 AM

Very nice looking box! I like the wood combo, and the organic feel of it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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