The Red Box

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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 01-08-2012 11:08 PM 2121 views 8 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a red box this weekend.
This one is made from Bloodwood that I had sitting in my woodpile. It is a piece that continually kept getting put in my “maybe later” section because it did not have that deep red look that most bloodwood has…Some Bloodwood has a much deeper red color to it…but not this piece. I need to find some more bloodwood soon cause I really like the look of the deeper red.
As I mentioned, I made it in a weekend but my normal day in the shop seems to be about 14 hours. I sorta get lost-in-time when I am working and my wife usually has to come out to the barn and ask if I plan on having lunch or dinner.
The finish is spray lacquer with 7 coats. Seven coats seems to be the right # to get a look that I like and it dries fast. I usually sand in between coats starting after the 3rd. coat because that seems to be the point where I am no longer sanding wood but am sanding lacquer instead. I sand with 320 grit.

-- 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 01-08-2012 11:11 PM


-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 11:17 PM

definately another WOW!

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 11:53 PM

Another winner…for sure…

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 11:56 PM

SHE ZAMMM that’s a far out cool box great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 12:28 AM

Beautiful box.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 12:29 AM

Damn if you didn’t. I made a box this weekend too, but not nearly that nice.

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

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 12:38 AM

That’s it? Just “Made a red box”? I think this one is peculiarly nicer than your others. I can’t tell you why though. Maybe the pattern of the curves you took. I am particularly enamored with the finish. Could you let us know more about the finish? That is the finish that I’m after. Thanks for sharing Greg.

Is that Mahogany, or Paduk, or…?

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#8 posted 01-09-2012 01:19 AM

I like this oneā€¦ a lot.

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#9 posted 01-09-2012 01:34 AM

Nice one. I like that type of padauk with lines of color. I used to turn plates with it. You have this style of box down.

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

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#10 posted 01-09-2012 02:13 AM


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#12 posted 01-09-2012 02:30 AM

‘A’ stands for AWESOME. Another great one, Greg. You cease to amaze us all here on LJ. Lovely box!


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#14 posted 01-09-2012 02:37 AM

Hey Greg all your boxes are the same: Amazing !

Just another perfectly lovely box, congrats.

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#15 posted 01-09-2012 05:48 AM

WOW! Your box is definitely stunning! Master piece! Love to see inside ….

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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