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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 1436 days ago 2932 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this box in my experiment to build boxes with as many different wood types as possible. There are so many beautiful and great woods available that it seemed like a good challenge for me.
This box is maple, walnut and bloodwood for the handle.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1436 days ago

wonderful a very good box

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rance

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#2 posted 1436 days ago

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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djwong

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#3 posted 1436 days ago

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 1436 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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WoodenSoldier

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#5 posted 1436 days ago

It’s awesome. Amazing to look at.

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 1436 days ago

Don’t get any better than this

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Eagle1

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#7 posted 1436 days ago

Beautiful box!!

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

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OutPutter

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#8 posted 1436 days ago

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

-- Jim

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blackcherry

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#9 posted 1436 days ago

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

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Charles Brock

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#10 posted 1436 days ago

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

-- Charles Brock

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#11 posted 1436 days ago

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

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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stefang

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#12 posted 1436 days ago

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 1436 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Kent Shepherd

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#14 posted 1436 days ago

Awesome box. Looks like fun to build

Thanks

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#15 posted 1436 days ago

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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