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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 06-13-2011 01:51 AM 1509 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes are so addictive and it is hard to stop making them. Actually, I don’t want to stop.
This one is Zebrawood with a Padauk knob. I noticed the turtle face in the knob after applying the finish…This was unplanned but neat. It shows up in phoyo #3 when you zoom in on it. The 2 removable trays are Padauk and Zebrawood with a velvet lining. The padauk reminds me of Bloodwood except that it has alot more orange color to it…but the color will eventually darken and have more of a reddish color to it. Hope so because it looks wierd with the red velvet and orange padauk.
I am probably going to build an all Padauk box next because it is such a colorful wood.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 01:54 AM

I like zebrawood. It can give such a refined look and your sculpting gives it that smooth, polished look. Very nice!

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 02:06 AM

Wonderful, just wonderful workmanship

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 02:19 AM

Very nice box Greg. I like padauk for it’s color as well and I even kind of like the smell, but the dust I find really irritating. I have good dust control so it’s not too bad, but a little goes a long way.
Don’t stop making boxes. You have a talent for it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#4 posted 06-13-2011 02:28 AM

This habit of boxmaking will never end for two reasons (in my case)... 1) A lot of exotic and beautiful wood to imagine how it will be; and, 2) Prove self that you are worth to be a real woodworker as all the skills can be found in the boxmaking.

I like the style of the tray. The pointed bottom catches the attention due to its irregularities.

Question. how thick are the boards use on the sides and top? Maybe I can challenge myself to make one out of DAO wood I have on stock…
Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 06-13-2011 02:48 AM

Bert…The wood on the top and sides is 3/4” thick. I like to start with this thickness since I sometimes sculpt deep into the wood to create the shapes.
shipwright.. It would be really rough to make these without a serious dust collection system. I also use a Trend Airshield and it helps alot.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#6 posted 06-13-2011 04:49 AM

Looks like there’s stalactites hangin’ of your box, Greg. I love that design and effect, though. Nice jobby!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#7 posted 06-13-2011 01:22 PM

very awesome. I can see why boxes like this could become addicting

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 06-13-2011 05:11 PM

here ya go again greg..just when im trying to break away from boxes…lol…this is a beauty, i love the woods you picked..and the turtle face is a real cool point…i saw it right away…well its going to be some time before i do another box, unless someone orders one, right now im making a cedar trunk and then after that i have a full queen size bed to make..its for my oldest son…but its going to be made with cedar logs for posts…ive got my work cut out for me for some time…anyway..i love your work as always…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 06-13-2011 05:23 PM

Great design and craftmanship always shows thru, Greg. Thanks for sharing.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#10 posted 06-13-2011 07:13 PM

That is a beautiful jewelry box. Nice work.

-- 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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#11 posted 06-13-2011 08:16 PM

Well done! Great grain and color!

-- christopheralan

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#12 posted 06-14-2011 07:15 AM

Great job. I really like the use of the same wood to frame the top.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#13 posted 06-22-2011 03:30 AM

Wow, your new box is beautiful; very well made, designed and scullted. Personally, though the padauk knob seem out of place. I think I would leave the whole lid in zw to lessen the distraction. Your box is beautiful already.

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

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