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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 08-15-2017 04:12 AM 715 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today’s completed project. Red Tidewater Cypress from Hogan Hardwoods in Lafayette.
This is one of six cypress boxes I cut and glued together.
I like wood hinges but cypress will never work for a hinge since it is too soft and wood hinges need a more dense wood. I chose these simple metal hinges since they only open to 95 degrees.

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





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 05:44 AM

Greg, you are on a roll! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 09:08 AM

I like it. More of a random look on the carving.

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

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 12:06 PM

Good looking box Greg. Looking forward to see your next design.

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

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#4 posted 08-15-2017 12:43 PM

Super build! Very unique design and construction. Did you make the hinges of Cypress? And, I really love Cypress as I have a lot of reclaimed removed from my home when it was bricked. The Cypress was installed in 1952 when brought from LA.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 02:38 PM

Thanks everyone.
Planning on selling this at my upcoming September show in Nashville.

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

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#6 posted 08-15-2017 02:40 PM



Greg, you are on a roll! LOL!

- DocSavage45


I tend to be obsessed with having fun in my barn making stuff. Catching up for lost time from doing flood renovations

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

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#7 posted 08-15-2017 02:43 PM



Super build! Very unique design and construction. Did you make the hinges of Cypress? And, I really love Cypress as I have a lot of reclaimed removed from my home when it was bricked. The Cypress was installed in 1952 when brought from LA.

- Handtooler


Cypress doesn’t work good for wood hinges…too soft. Every so often i get on a “hinge making binge” and make hinges out of every wood scrap in my shop that isn’t large enough for a box. This really helps discover what is and what is not good hinge wood.

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

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#8 posted 08-15-2017 02:48 PM

This is a wonderful box and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 08-15-2017 02:57 PM



I like it. More of a random look on the carving.

- Monte Pittman


Thanks Monte…

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

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#10 posted 08-16-2017 01:36 AM

Beautiful box!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 08-16-2017 10:46 AM

Now I know why snorklers dont use rear vision mirrors

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 08-19-2017 08:16 PM

Gorgeous box… I love the smell of cypress as I work it.

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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