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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 433 days ago 2109 views 5 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This all cherry jewelry box is one of my most recent creations.
The cherry was provided by the customer and it came from an old barn that is on their family property.
Outside dimensions are 12×8x6.
The bottom of the box and the tray bottoms are lined with red adhesive velvet from Rockler.
I finished it with 7 coats of can lacquer and rubbed each coat and the final coat out with 0000 steel wool.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 433 days ago

Very symmetrical. Nearly perfect lines. Awesome work as usual.

-- 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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stefang

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#2 posted 433 days ago

I agree with Monte. The sculpting is just right and it’s a new look too. Great work Greg!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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grizzman

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#3 posted 433 days ago

very cool box greg, your carving looks a bit more sharp on this one, i like how you burned it for some accents..very nice touch…

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

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Andy

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#4 posted 433 days ago

Wow!
This is a stunning design Greg and your attention to detail is spot on.
Well done.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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newTim

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#5 posted 433 days ago

Another great box. How do you get your hinges to line up so perfectly?

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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GeneR

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#6 posted 433 days ago

I love the original design. I would never have thought to cpmbine symetrical carving with box building.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 433 days ago

Several new and different features here. I like it a lot. Looks like it’s smilin’ to me.

-- " 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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#8 posted 433 days ago

Thanks everyone…! I was satisfied with the results of this box and I hope the customer is equally as happy when he comes to pick it up.
Each new box is always fun when they are differrent and one of a kind. It helps keep the work enjoyable.

Monte…it is definitly a lot of trial and error to get the symmetrical lines correct…my free-form sculpting is easier to create.

Stefang…thanks…a new design is always refreshing and helps to breathe new ideas into older designs also..

grizzman… I did not burn the wood. That is just shadows. My photography always leaves a lot to be desired and is a work in progress.

Andy…Congratulations for winning the wearable wood contest…! You were up against a group of fine wood jewelry makers but no one came up with a unique idea such as yours.

newTim…the hinges line up easily because of good measuring tools and having a hinge mortising template.

GeneR…thanks…There are many box builders here on Lumberjocks that carve and sculpt boxes. It just happens to be a niche’ that I really enjoy..

Andy… thanks…the box is smiling and I hope its new owner smiles back when he picks it up.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 433 days ago

You da Masta! I like it! It’s like your box journey keeps spiraling up!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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amagineer

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#10 posted 433 days ago

A beautiful free flowing design. The customer will be very pleased. What do you use to carve the wood?
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Roger

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#11 posted 433 days ago

A cherry of a Cherry

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

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 433 days ago

another amazing box Greg.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Hawaiilad

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#13 posted 433 days ago

Another work of Art

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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shipwright

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#14 posted 433 days ago

you just keep on keeping on Greg.
Another eye popping box from “The Man”.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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deon

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#15 posted 433 days ago

Great work as usual

-- Dreaming patterns

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