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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 08-02-2017 09:27 PM 1375 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make quite a few boxes but this is still one of my favorite carving styles.
It is always a learning experience and fun to experiment with different styles and some just are more fun than others.

This is from my stash of salvaged oak I got from Hurricane katrina 12 years ago. the texturing comes from sandblasting. When my shop flooded again last August i repaired and rebuilt everything…but i just last week replaced my blast cabinet and equipment. This box is my first use of it…and i gotta say it was fun.

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

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 11:00 PM

Always love your work sir.

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

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#2 posted 08-02-2017 11:01 PM

Beautiful carving almost has a Gothic quality. Any chance we can get a peek inside or is that where the gargoyle is hiding? :)
Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 08-02-2017 11:24 PM

Awesome to see you back up and running; back up and posting. Love the textured look you get from sandblasting… any chance you could upload some pictures of your new shop setup?

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

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#4 posted 08-03-2017 12:09 AM

Really cool looking box. Wild looking design! Nice work!

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

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#5 posted 08-03-2017 01:06 AM

Wow Greg, That story sucks! Nice piece though. Andy gave you as the inspiration for his last box that he posted.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 08-03-2017 01:42 AM

:-) for some reason this reminds me of the stance of a crab :-) love the sandblasting. Glad you are up & running again

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#7 posted 08-03-2017 04:19 AM

Super nice, just love the style so much!!!

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#8 posted 08-03-2017 05:12 AM

Thanks everyone. Always a good feeling to get a new project done with satisfactory results. The blastiing creates a really nice result that I like…but it aLso creates a lot of splintery areas that have to be meticiously sanded. I have to slowly ande cautiously ruin my fingers over every spot to locate them and keep the new owner from ouching!

I just bought some Bocote and some Chechen to play around with for my next few boxes. Haven’t worked with them in a long time and look forward to making somethin’

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

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#9 posted 08-03-2017 10:52 AM

Beautiful piece. I’m always in awe of you guys!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#10 posted 08-03-2017 11:45 AM

Out of this world design! Great carving.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 08-03-2017 01:58 PM

That’s amazing.

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#12 posted 08-03-2017 02:44 PM

This box is so outstanding and displays a lot of wonderful details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 08-03-2017 02:51 PM

WOW ….what great design and craftsmanship … the handle ….GREAT JOB :<))


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#14 posted 08-03-2017 05:04 PM

Love seeing your work. I like how symmetrical you made this, though at first glance it seems random.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#15 posted 08-03-2017 09:11 PM

Superb design :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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