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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 03-14-2018 08:53 PM 1437 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted a project here in quite a while. Figured I would post this one today since it is special to me. This is my 1,001 box I have made since I started keeping count back in 2010. I’m looking forward to the reaching 2,000.

I am keeping box #1,000 just as my wife and I kept box #1

I used Wenge and LeopaRdwood. The box is 10×5x4” and sealed with 7 coats of lacquer.

It is packed up in my van and headed to my show in Fairhope, Al this weekend to find it a new home.

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





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EugdOT

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#1 posted 03-14-2018 09:00 PM

Congratulations. And what all-round beautiful box. What did you do the lid detail with a router but or the table saw?

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Joe

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#2 posted 03-14-2018 09:02 PM

A1001, that’s quite an accomplishment. Your box is stunning, I’ll look forward to seeing many more. Thanks coming back and stay safe on the road.

-- CurleyJoe, In Southern Indiana

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BrentB

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#3 posted 03-14-2018 09:35 PM

Let’s see….that’s over 2 1/2 boxes a week. You’re a busy guy and you make absolutely GORGEOUS boxes!!! The grain is jaw dropping!!!

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 03-14-2018 10:30 PM

Awesome work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Mrowell

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#5 posted 03-15-2018 02:28 AM

Beautiful box. I am on box number 2!!

-- Matt R

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#6 posted 03-15-2018 11:08 AM

All of the boxes that you’ve posted on LJ are beautiful. This one is no exception.

Where do you get your inspirations and ideas from? I’m working on a single box and I am struggling with the creative side of the design.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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sras

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#7 posted 03-15-2018 04:42 PM

I like how you chose a relatively simple shape to let the wood show off it’s fantastic grain. It’s clear you are not running out of ideas as you progress to Box #2000!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Bobsboxes

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#8 posted 03-15-2018 06:10 PM

Great use of very nicely grained wood, you always come up with great wood combinations. And congrats on 1000 boxes, I am at 165 and climbing, but a very long way from your 1000. Keep them coming.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 03-15-2018 06:52 PM

Hey Greg,

keeping it interesting. A 1001 box. How many repeat customers? Hope where you’re going has sunshine and balmy days. LOL!

Do you use an undercoat before lacquer?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 03-15-2018 07:44 PM

This is a wonderful box and I love the design and the wood used.

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

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

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#11 posted 03-15-2018 07:52 PM



Hey Greg,

keeping it interesting. A 1001 box. How many repeat customers? Hope where you re going has sunshine and balmy days. LOL!

Do you use an undercoat before lacquer?

- DocSavage45

Tom,,i have a good number of repeat customers and I always offer them a 10% discount after first purchase or on multiple purchases if a first time customer. I just shipped a box to New York for a customer that found my work on Amazon. Gotta have several outlets in addition to shows. We are in Fairhope Al now for a show that starts tomorrow.
No, I do not use an undercoat


-- 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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#12 posted 03-15-2018 07:54 PM



Great use of very nicely grained wood, you always come up with great wood combinations. And congrats on 1000 boxes, I am at 165 and climbing, but a very long way from your 1000. Keep them coming.

- Bobsboxes


165 is a great accomplishment. I remember getting excited to reach 20 so I could have enough inventory to do a show..

-- 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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#13 posted 03-15-2018 07:57 PM



All of the boxes that you ve posted on LJ are beautiful. This one is no exception.

Where do you get your inspirations and ideas from? I m working on a single box and I am struggling with the creative side of the design.

- EarlS


I just keep making boxes and get ideas from each one…some good ideas and some bad ideas..trial and error has worked best for me.

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

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Dan

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#14 posted 03-15-2018 08:06 PM

Beautiful box. You definitely have the artistic talent thingy. So, if you kept boxes 1 and 1000 and sold the other 999 at an average price of 500.00 a box (just guessing), that’s a box shy of a half million dollar. Nice.

-- Dan

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#15 posted 03-15-2018 10:30 PM

Great looking box ! What hinges did you use ? 35mm diameter ?

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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