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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 05-11-2010 at 07:13 AM 3059 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 at 07:18 AM

wonderful a very good box

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rance

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 at 07:22 AM

Greg,

That’s a pretty box. So how do you folks do the tops with that curvy stuff? I’m guessing you build a regular-ish box, secure the lid with tape, and then get after it with a chainsaw or angle grinder. Then sand through the grits. Am I close?

Rance

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 at 07:25 AM

Really well done. My first reaction was to want to reach out and touch it. The undulations you created in the wood are really compelling.

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 at 07:52 AM

rance,
That’s pretty much it. I use a 4 1/2” angle grinder and entirely too much hand sanding. I draw an idea for a design on paper and when satisfied with the design I pencil it in on the box and grind away. I have a few that I was somewhat satisfied with and a couple that really got messed up and ended in the burn pile behind the barn. I just recently started making boxes after being impressed with the outstanding work of other Lumberjock boxmakers and craftsmen on this great website. I thrive on a good challenge and love being creative.
If you want to see the real good box creations look at this link http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 at 09:45 AM

It’s awesome. Amazing to look at.

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 at 11:16 AM

Don’t get any better than this

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#7 posted 05-11-2010 at 11:42 AM

Beautiful box!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 05-11-2010 at 12:26 PM

Never met a bix I didn’t like especially a box with walnut. And bloodwood for desert? Yum.

-- Jim

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#9 posted 05-11-2010 at 01:28 PM

Nice combo of woods and the waves are so neat, eye candy for sure..BC

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#10 posted 05-11-2010 at 01:38 PM

Excellent craftsmanship. The lines, contrast and finish are superb!

-- Charles Brock

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#11 posted 05-11-2010 at 02:01 PM

It’s good to see a fellow Who Dat representing. Awesome box!

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#12 posted 05-11-2010 at 02:56 PM

Wow! what a great looking box and ditto for the craftsmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 05-11-2010 at 03:42 PM

Thanks for all the great encouragement. I’m definitely enjoying the building of these boxes. My wife and I are getting ready to drive down to Texas for the week. I wanted to wait until I finished this box before going and it worked out perfect cause today is our anniversary.

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

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#14 posted 05-11-2010 at 05:40 PM

Awesome box. Looks like fun to build

Thanks

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#15 posted 05-11-2010 at 05:50 PM

I really like the top. Makes me think of sand dunes. I think I would like to try something like that when I get back to making boxes. Did you just glue a piece of walnut on top of the maple or is it inset?

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.

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