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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 1103 days ago 1692 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is walnut with a zeeba wood knob. The picturres of the dividers came out bad so I didn’t post them. They are dovetailed zeeba wood and walnut with a red velvet interior.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com





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gbrown4

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#1 posted 1103 days ago

what type of finish are you using? Looks great!!

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo "All the horns of the wicked I will cut off" Psalm 75:10

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tdv

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#2 posted 1103 days ago

I like the attention to detail on the skirts the way the curves are reflected from the sculpting lines nice touch Greg what kind of grinding tool do you use for the sculpting?
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1103 days ago

greg:The finish is 1 coat of boiled linseed oil followed by 7 coats of lacquer. The boiled linseed oil really brings out the grain in preparation for the final finish.
Trevor: I use a right angle grinder, a foredom electric carver (very similar to a dremel tool) and a random orbit sander. I follow up with a ton of hand sanding since it is the only way to remove all grinding and rough sanding marks.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 1103 days ago

greg how long do you let the BLO dry as it can cause a breakdown? Looking at your work I staeted checking out the lancet carver for small grinder and the course wood grinding tools. have you tried these/ cutting out wood vs, sanding might be less dusty? Know you built a down draft table but that much fine dust?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1103 days ago

Doc,
I have never seen the lancet carver but always am looking for ways to improve dust problem and improve my sculpting techniques. I did a google search for it and no results came up. Do you have a link to it?
Regarding the boiled linseed oil…I let it dry for 3-4 days before applying the finish. I tested the drying time and finish on numerous wood samples and this seems like a good drying time for all to dry properly before applying the lacquer. I do not use it on oily woods since it will not dry properly.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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whitedog

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#6 posted 1103 days ago

I like them all… great job.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 1103 days ago

Sorry..King Arthur Lancelot carving blade. fits angle grinder. been told they can be dangerous much like a chain saw. There are cutting tools by dewalt a diamond cutter used for masonary work. Don’t know how they would work with wood. some use the lancelot for seat work.

Charles Neil hates BLO says its tacky for a long time.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1103 days ago

Incredibly beautiful, Greg.

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 1103 days ago

I likes it! very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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LittlePaw

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#10 posted 1102 days ago

This Zeeba had too much coffee this morning, heh? Very nice, Greg. In fact all your boxes are beautiful!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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bubinga

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#11 posted 1102 days ago

Have you ever tried a sanding mop ,for ,Ah ! for sanding these boxes ?
I use them for carvings ,and spiral turnings
What kind of wheel do you use in the angle grinder,and, or grit

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 1102 days ago

This box is very unusual and quite beautiful.

-- 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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LittlePaw

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#13 posted 1101 days ago

You’re out-doing yourself with every box. They’re all beautiful!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Millo

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#14 posted 1037 days ago

Your stuff is just wonderful. I was wondering—do you reinforce those miters with hidden splines? Much admiration,
-c.

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