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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 06-22-2017 08:05 PM 1156 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend emailed me and mentioned that he had not seen my work posted on here in a while.
Well, here is a box I just completed. Wenge, maple burl and some oak dyed with transtint dye. Nothing special…but some nice wood I had in the shop…

This one is going to our show in Texas on July 1 weekend.
I took more photos and just realized I have a black spot on my camera lens visible on all photos. I need to re-take them all after cleaning the lens. Ouch…!

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





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#1 posted 06-22-2017 08:25 PM

Very nice. Great wood.

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

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#2 posted 06-22-2017 08:26 PM

We miss them,welcome back!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#3 posted 06-22-2017 08:58 PM

Greg, I like it! Good to see your post here. Best of luck at the showin Texas on July 1. Hope it’s good weather.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 06-22-2017 09:20 PM

This is a fine box. There are lots of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 06-22-2017 10:00 PM

Speechless…..

Kudos!

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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#6 posted 06-22-2017 10:38 PM

Beautiful box. Almost looks edible. LOL

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#7 posted 06-23-2017 01:34 AM

Wow. I didn’t realize you could get that kind of color with dyes. Nicely done.

Is the dyeing process as intensive as I think it is for something like that?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 06-23-2017 01:54 AM

Outstanding and beautiful work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 06-23-2017 01:59 AM

Good to see your work again! Beautiful box.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 06-23-2017 02:17 AM

Beautiful looking box. Love the grain detail and contrast.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#11 posted 06-23-2017 03:13 AM

Thank You everyone…! there are a lot of projects I am always building but boxes are always my favorite.
The transtint dye was an idea I wanted to use because it will stay bright red. I have used bloodwood and padauk for red accents and as nice as they are in their natural state, they always seem to lose their color brightness with time unless they are always kept out of the light…and that is not an easy task.
They are very easy to use…just mix with denatured alcahol and apply…much easier than i originally thought.

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

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#12 posted 06-23-2017 01:11 PM

Super nice box.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 06-23-2017 07:20 PM

Always great to see your work Greg. Hopefully you’ve recovered all your tools and machines since the flooding a while back.

Good Luck at the show!

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

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#14 posted 06-23-2017 11:09 PM


Always great to see your work Greg. Hopefully you ve recovered all your tools and machines since the flooding a while back.

Good Luck at the show!

- Tooch


Shop and home are both back to normal (and improved) it was a ton of work but after several floods I know what to do and how to get it done…don’t like to waste time since we never know when the clock stops tickin…

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

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#15 posted 06-24-2017 11:13 AM

Nice work, where is the show?

-- When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disapointed they are not it.

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