Walnut & Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 1055 days ago 2013 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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#1 posted 1055 days ago

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 1055 days ago

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 1055 days ago

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 1055 days ago

Beautiful looking box, wonderful job.

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Tim Kindrick

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#5 posted 1055 days ago

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 1055 days ago

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 1055 days ago

Wow! Groooovy, man! Love it.

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 1055 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#9 posted 1055 days ago

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 1055 days ago

Love it !

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago


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 1054 days ago


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

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#15 posted 1054 days ago

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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