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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 08-25-2012 04:20 PM 1914 views 7 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed this box for the show I am doing in Houston this October. This one is Rosewood with maple shoes. The last Rosewood box I finished sold immediately and if this one does not sell before the show it will be displayed there. I do, however, have mixed thoughts about selling it before the show since I would like to have a Rosewood one to display for commission purposes.
The box is 12×7x4 and has 10 coats of lacquer priior to buffing and waxing. This rosewood produces a real nice finish and was hard to photograph because of so much reflection after the final buffing. You can actually see the reflection of the trees in the first photo and this is a reflection through a window behind me. I could not get a true appearance photo on this one even after taking about 60 photos.
The bottom has a alligator like hide lining.
Thanks for looking.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.





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deepsleep

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 04:54 PM

Wow. Another masterpiece.
I would love to peer over your shoulder while you make these and learn.

Beautiful box.

-- Steve, Southern Oregon. So many tools, so little time....

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#2 posted 08-25-2012 05:49 PM

Amazing as usual!

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 08-25-2012 05:52 PM

Wow!! That is just down right BEAUTIFUL!!
Greg If you don’t mind telling me, what does something like this sell for?
How many hours do you have in a build like this?
I just love all your boxes you make!!
Keep up the good work! No that was wrong I meant to say GREAT WORK!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Don

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#4 posted 08-25-2012 06:15 PM

That, sir is simply stunning

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 08-25-2012 07:04 PM

Thanks Guys…! It is just alot of fun making these.
WoodenFrog…Wow! Did you carve and paint that wooden frog in your pircure? It really is excellent. Definitely colorful… I sell my boxes starting at $495 and go up from there. It involves anywhere from 20-25 hours and sometimes more depending on the wood type, size and complexity.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 08-25-2012 07:09 PM

Greg,

I personally really like this one! Eye movement through out the piece is great, nice feel in bothe color and form. How much time and effort in this one? Is it getting easier, smoother?

kudos!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 08-25-2012 07:36 PM

Great design and finish.Looks outstanding good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 08-25-2012 07:54 PM

Greg,

Looked at time and material from your quote, good thing you are doing this because you love to do it. Hopefully this box brings more than 500 dollars. :-) It should!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 08-25-2012 08:05 PM

Doc…my asking price for this one is $750…that is what my last Rosewood Box sold for. The boxes I price at $495 are made from woods that do not cost $20 bd ft are much easier to carve than the Rosewood. Some of the very dense woods can take 10+ hours of sanding alone. I estimate i put about 30 hours total into this box from a rough board to the final waxing.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 08-25-2012 08:56 PM

MAKES ME HAPPY, as your stuff isretty niffty! When I first was inspired by Krenov to “Make furnitue” I only had creative visions. Later got informed about the business of woodworking..SIGH! Using the information in all of my business procedures. And inching forward. Keep on your journey! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 08-25-2012 09:18 PM

Greg. are you selling your boxes mostly in Houston? You must have found a great market for your beautiful boxes!

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#12 posted 08-25-2012 09:34 PM

LittlePaw…Houston is just one city where I participate in shows. Houston is a great market, a fantastic city with alot to see and the shows are excellent but it is a new market for me. I also do shows in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and am slowly expanding locations.
I am retired and this is a hobby that somehow is more and more turning into a fun adventure.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#13 posted 08-25-2012 10:58 PM

Beautiful work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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WoodenFrog

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#14 posted 08-25-2012 11:14 PM

Thank you Greg for the info; I was just curious about the price and time it took to make them.
I wish I had some of your talent then I really could carve a woodenfrog!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#15 posted 08-26-2012 12:36 AM

Greg, this is another beauty. As you know, I am a sucker for the rosewoods and you really brought out the beauty on this one. I hope you do well at your show, but to be honest, I would be surprised if you are able to hold onto it until the show.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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