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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 09-17-2012 05:10 AM 1630 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest box finished this evening. I am Getting ready for my upcoming shows starting in mid-October.
Sinker Cypress with a leather interior and finished with 10 coats of lacquer.

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





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SisQMark

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 05:24 AM

Beautiful Greg. Love the wood.

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

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 07:46 AM

LIKE THE PERSPECTIVE FROM BACK CORNER! THIS ONE SEEMS SOMEHOW DIFFERENT?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 09:49 AM

I agree, the new angle from the side, gives a whole different perspective..one can see thru the carvings & follow the path..gives a very good view of the depth of the carving..terrific carving skill and very very good finishing work..But what’s new with that? Your boxes are always little masterpieces & show great skill & care.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 11:11 AM

As always, beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-17-2012 12:20 PM

Your boxes are things of much eye candy. Very beautiful. Always.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 01:20 PM

This one definitely has a flow towards the left front corner. Once again beautiful shaping of the wood.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 02:19 PM

I really like this one Greg. When I got the emails that you had posted more boxes, I thought I would like the twins the best, but you helped the grain to sing in this sinker. I can’t wait for my next sculpted box. I haven’t been able to do as many as I would like lately. Seeing yours today gives me a little motivation to get some of my commissions done so I can’t get on to the fun stuff.

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

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 09-17-2012 04:36 PM

Beautiful! Just Beautiful!
Your work is just AMAZING!!!

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

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#9 posted 09-17-2012 04:54 PM

Maybe the light, the color, or perspective? I can see inside the wave. I said, wow…how doese he….do that?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 09-17-2012 07:23 PM

Beautifully sculpted box! Looks like you poured wood into a mold.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#11 posted 09-18-2012 01:28 AM

It may be optical illusion but it looks like the sculpting on this one is much deeper than your others. It created a beautiful effect. And I LOVE that sinker cypress!

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#12 posted 09-18-2012 04:26 AM

Thank you everyone. I started this box with wood that was a bit thicker than normal. Usually my boxes start between 3/4 and 7/8 thick. This cypress board was 1-1/8” thick and instead of planing it down I decided to use it at full thickness for the purpose of deeper carving. I guess I needed a bit of variation for a differrent look and I am satifsied with the results…but it did take extra time to remove the additional wood.
Most of my other wood is not this thick…but it started me thinking about laminating some other contrasting hardwoods to get a two or three layer look when sculpted. I remember seeing this before and figured it would be a different change of pace.

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

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#13 posted 09-18-2012 03:12 PM

Hmmmm? Evolution? :-) Thanks…knew something was different. Looking forward to see where you go with this.

Would a router be useful?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 09-18-2012 03:45 PM

Doc…the only time I use a router on these boxes is when routing out the dado for the bottoms to set in.

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

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#15 posted 09-18-2012 03:59 PM

Just thinking out loud? Know the tools you use as we have talked about them. Thinking a freehand router cut could be time saving? But may be too dangerous or? You were saying that this added depth takes more time?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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