Walnut & Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 08-22-2011 11:44 PM 2042 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Still playing with my new Arbortech grinder. It seems to do just fine but doesn’t accomplish the real fine sanding. No way around the finish sanding except doing it by hand…but that is OK cause I like the results.
The finish is 7 coats of lacquer sprayed from a can. I had recently been looking at buying an Earlex HVLP sprayer but it did not make sense for such small boxes.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 11:47 PM

Very Nice work. I would like to know more about the grinder you used for this and its capabilities

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 11:53 PM

Greg all of your boxes are beyond incredible to me. I enjoy the flowing lines and keep thinking of whipped lemon merange pie tops.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 12:12 AM

Another beauty Greg – how is this one hinged – or is it a lift off top?


-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 12:21 AM

Beautiful looking box, wonderful job.

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Tim Kindrick

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 01:16 AM

That box is just begging to be opened!!! PLUS it reminds if Ice Cream Sandwiches so now I’m hungry!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 01:39 AM

Two more really nice ones Greg.

I’m thinking the Arbortech is a keeper.

Good work.

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

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 01:40 AM

Wow! Groooovy, man! Love it.

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 08-23-2011 02:19 AM

Thank you everyone for the nice compliments. This is just way too much fun… Michael1... This is a link to the Arborteck info but I bought attachment only so I could use it with a variable speed grinder. I find it to have better control at a slower speed. Cajun Pen...It is hinged with the side rail hinges. They are nice but the fact that they have to be mounted so close to the edges of the box puts limitations on the sculpting and makes the back corners of the box look too square in relation to the rest of the box. Tim...Ice cream sandwiches…that is a good thought…makes me ready for dessert. Shipwright..definitely keeping the arbortech..It gets easier to use the more I play with it

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#9 posted 08-23-2011 02:23 AM

Astonishing… I love the way the grain reveals itself in the sworls, it was drinking me in!!
Pretty Work Greg!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 08-23-2011 04:04 AM

Love it !

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#11 posted 08-23-2011 04:25 AM

That is a real eye catcher. The finish sanding paid off. Great looking finish. What is the finish?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 08-23-2011 05:53 AM

Great box, finish looks very good. It does look as if it was fun to make, you are definitely having too much fun.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 08-23-2011 01:04 PM


Thanks for sharing!


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#14 posted 08-23-2011 06:22 PM


-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#15 posted 08-23-2011 10:38 PM

Just as well made as the one with lacewood, Greg. I just like the shimmer of the lacewood better. But they are both absolute beauts!

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

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