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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 06-21-2010 03:12 AM 1840 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A Purpleheart box

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glynn

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 03:27 AM

next time try a sanding sealer first,it works for me

-- jim nevada

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 03:41 AM

A lot better than just ok to me very very nice.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 03:53 AM

OK? You’re making the rest of us look bad!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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lanwater

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 06:51 AM

Very nice box. I like the curves.

Very interesting ovservation about purpleheart wood.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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TJ65

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 07:13 AM

yea, I like it all!
The curves,colour and the inset lid.
Is there any special way to make these lids?

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Vince

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#6 posted 06-21-2010 07:40 AM

Try putting it under florescent lights for a couple of days and the purple should come back.

-- Vince

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degoose

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#7 posted 06-21-2010 08:34 AM

Very slick… Make sure there is good sunlight or Fluorescent light to turn it back to purple… normal light bulbs do no have the UV required…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 06-21-2010 02:15 PM

As always,...Great work Greg!

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

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#9 posted 06-21-2010 02:49 PM

Yet another awesome box…. And I got to learn a new thing about purple heart (I know nothing besides its heavy…lol)

Thanks for sharing Greg….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 06-21-2010 03:30 PM

Ah yes, Purpleheart…I had a similar experience just recently. I made a very large frame for my former commander as a going away gift. I figured the purpleheart would be very nice. I had a good sized piece of it and it was a rough cut. So I decided to plane one side and see what it looked like. It was the same awful brown color you described. I was then almost in panic mode thinking I had to find something else to make the frame with. But two days later, it turned a really cool shade of purple. So when I made the frame, I stuck it out in the driveway to get a suntan. When it turned purple again, I put a simple linseed oil finish on it and was done. It looks awesome.

And so does your box, kudos!!!

-- Mike

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#11 posted 06-21-2010 04:05 PM

Very nice job.

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 06-21-2010 05:01 PM

I do the same with PH wood. I let sit for almost 2 weeks in the shop after sading to let the color bleed back out. Seems the only time purple heart has interest is when the end grain is exposed. Nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jeff

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#13 posted 09-15-2010 09:51 PM

I agree about the grain on PH not being interesting, but your beautiful curves are perfect for this wood. I like it. I’d love to see a blog about your process.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#14 posted 03-27-2011 03:33 AM

Nice looking box!

-- Chuck

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