Cherry and Bloodwood

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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 875 days ago 2365 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design is very similar to the last box I created. My wife suggested that I make one like it but in a lighter wood. i value her here it is. I do like the cherry and bloodwood combination even though it does not have the highly figured grain as other woods…but then again different is good especially since everyone has different tastes.
So far I have 4 of the seven coats of lacquer on it but I decided to take the photos after buffing it down with 0000 steel wool…hopefully less glare even though I use a satin finish. The photos did seem to come out wwith less glare by doing it this way…so maybe I have found a better way to photograph them.

-- 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 875 days ago

Another totally awesome box Greg! Make way for another daily top 3 for this one too!!!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 875 days ago

Put this on your list of very fine boxes,great job.

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#3 posted 875 days ago

very beautiful greg, you sure do have the shaping down to perfection with these boxes, i look at all of the curves and shapes, i sure would like to see your new room you have for this work, any chance you will post a few pictures… i love this box…you will have quite a showing when you go to the wood working show…good luck…i know you will do well….....grizz

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#4 posted 875 days ago

No end in sight to these treasures : )

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#5 posted 875 days ago

Hey great box again Greg. How about making a video of you carving a box on YouTube. I would enjoy watching a master in action. Cheers.

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

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#6 posted 875 days ago

You are a master!

I would love to see a full size cabinet (i.e. armoire or end table) done like this.

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#7 posted 875 days ago

Very nice, I really like it.

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#8 posted 875 days ago

To Tokolosi, check his website at and the tables are there. Every bit as beautiful as the boxes. I would like to see a how-it’s-done video. Even though the perfection is beyond my current shill level.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 875 days ago

Greg, that is just excellent! I like Padauk a lot, but this is a good combination. The detail around the lift is very nice and I can see more details of the sculpting. Hope the show crowds are appreciative.

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

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#10 posted 875 days ago

Greg, You’ve done it again! Another great choice of woods. I like the contrast but the cherry will likely darken with time for lessdramatic contrast but it will still be beautiful. When you come to Tuksa for gumbo you can give me a sculpting lesson (outdoors!). I’ll furnish the box, beer, shrimp, and gumbo while you furnish the skill/expertise.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 875 days ago

Nice wood contrast. I like the uniform carving I think a little better than the other style. Great job.

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#12 posted 875 days ago

Another beautiful box, you have this style mastered. Great craftsmanship.

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#13 posted 875 days ago

Awesome carving and the light against the dark gives it beautiful contract, very fluid, great job.

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

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#14 posted 875 days ago

Great work!

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#15 posted 875 days ago

Another winner Greg! I echo Monte- tutorial!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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