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Sapele' box with a bit of Tiger Maple

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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 06-15-2016 03:35 AM 1281 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a nice Sapele board hiding in my lumber pile. It wasn’t very big but it wanted to be a box. After making the four sides I had a small piece left that was not big enough for the top…so I added a piece of maple from the scrap bin to stretch its width. Actually, I ended up liking the maple accent since it broke up the dark wood look.
. I used some walnut hinges that I made several weeks ago during a hinge making binge.
The finish is lacquer.

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-15-2016 04:45 AM

One of the most beautiful boxes with that ’’sculpturing’’ style, especialy with those wooden hinges. I like those irregular, nonsimetrical lines all arround.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-15-2016 05:38 AM

Greg,

Just saw this before shutting down. Looks like more of the harder wave style in your earlier boxes? The hinges appear well balanced against the colors in the woods you chose. Nicely done!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 06-15-2016 02:20 PM

Wow that looks great! Very well made.

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#4 posted 06-15-2016 03:02 PM

I am amazed at your boxes. Really like the addition of the maple. The wooden hinges are a techique I would like to learn. Wow.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 06-15-2016 03:37 PM

Thanks guys..! I really appreciate the input…. I’m taking this to my Texas show on July 4th weekend to find it a new home.
I don’t think I will ever get tired of shaping and carving on my boxes and other pieces of work ..

I’v got 2 more boxes I glued together early this morning. Made them from a nice piece of Canarywood with some Walnut accents…

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

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#6 posted 06-15-2016 11:54 PM

I like the accent Greg. ... Nice!

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

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#7 posted 06-16-2016 12:24 AM

carving is fantastic, nice

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 06-16-2016 01:38 AM

Greg, excellent job on the box. Like others, I really like the accent, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 06-16-2016 04:50 AM

Thanks…I find that sometimes the small details make a big difference…sometimes good…sometimes not so good.

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

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#10 posted 06-16-2016 02:01 PM

Nice accents greg, and I love the wooden hinges, too.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 06-16-2016 10:40 PM

Fine job, Southerner.

I miss the shrimp etouffee I used to get at the Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette. And crawfish enchiladas!

-- Dale

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#12 posted 08-22-2016 10:38 PM

another great piece, love the lines you’re putting into these boxes…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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