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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 02-25-2012 03:57 PM 3757 views 26 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the BloodRose box…I completed this week for my upcoming shows in March and May.

I called this BloodRose because of the Rosewood I used for the 4 sides and the Bloodwood used for the knob. I had a hard time deciding whether to use Rosewood for the top…but I would have needed to glue 2 pieces together to get a wide enough piece..and when I kept putting 2 pieces next to each other I didn’t particularly like the matchup of the grain patterns…so I ended up using a piece of Cocobolo and I am glad I did. My first thought was that the top looks like it has a light shining through it..as if were a lamp shade

I this box made in my new 5’x8’ section of the shop that I enclosed to hopefully keep the dust from covering every nook and cranny of my workshop… and it really seems to work great. I have my downdraft table hooked to my dust collector and also have 3 squirrel cage motors with filters that suck dust out of the air. And it reaaly cleans the air instantly. I use to see so much dust floating in the air while sculpting…and it was really noticable in the sunlight rays coming in the window. Now, the filters clear the air so quickly that I am amazed.

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





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robert triplett

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 04:02 PM

Greg, it is just…...... You have lived up to your signature line!!! Glad you got the dust under control. what type of woods?

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

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 04:08 PM

Amazing sculpturing work and great woods.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 04:14 PM

OOOOOOOOOOH, I like!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 04:23 PM

wow!!!!!!!!!...that is gorgeous…i love the whole shape, it reminds me of a volcano..those woods are magic together…stunning Greg….i would like to see how you partitioned off your carving room and how it looks, can you add a few pictures in this post,,, or somehow show what you did…my wife just saw this and her jaw about dropped…excellent brother….......grizz

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

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 04:33 PM

Beautiful work

-- Vince

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 04:35 PM

OMG, this is just amazing and fantastic Greg !!! First look it reminds me of the molten lava flowing over the edge in Hawaii….. just plain “Ominous”! A favorite for sure….

What kind of woods?

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 04:46 PM

I love the looks of this box Greg. I think I would have named it ‘Lava’ as it looks like a pool of lava about to overflow a volcano. Whatever the name it’s a wonderful box and really nicely crafted.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 04:48 PM

I love the looks of this box Greg. I think I would have named it ‘Lava’ as it looks to me like a pool of lava about to overflow a volcano. Whatever the name it’s a fabulous box and really well crafted.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 05:18 PM

Greg you put your work on some beautiful woods . This is another outstanding example.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 05:22 PM

Oh my good God…I’m still not sure what I’m looking at but I can’t stop looking. Totally incredible.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 02-25-2012 06:01 PM

thanks for the excellent feedback…

I called this BloodRose because of the Rosewood I used for the 4 sides and the Bloodwood used for the knob. I had a hard time deciding whether to use Rosewood for the top…but I would have needed to glue 2 pieces together to get a wide enough piece..and when I kept putting 2 pieces next to each other I didn’t particularly like the matchup of the grain patterns…so I ended up using a piece of Cocobolo and I am glad I did. My first thought was that the top looks like it has a light shining through it..as if were a lamp shade…but Grizzman & Stefang…I like your thoughts and impressions of the volcano and lava…thanks!

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

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#12 posted 02-25-2012 06:02 PM

That’s Freaking AWESOME! one of the nicest carvings I have ever seen. Great job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#13 posted 02-25-2012 06:11 PM

I’ve seen some crazy good ones on this site but I’m thinking this is the best of all time.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 02-25-2012 06:26 PM

This is an absolute masterpiece. I really need to learn your techniques.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#15 posted 02-25-2012 06:26 PM

the best of all time.
^X2 with Don.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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