the Rose

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Project by Cajun Box Sculptor posted 531 days ago 2069 views 11 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished the rose today. I really enjoy working with Rosewood as it is such a beautiful wood and shapes nicely.
The finish is 10 coats of satin spray can lacquer. I rubbed it down between each coat with 0000 steel wool and after the final coat to keep it from being too shiny.
Tomorrow I plan to buff out the finish and apply a good waxing.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 531 days ago

Truly beautiful work.

-- 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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#2 posted 531 days ago

greg i have to say i think this is the most beautiful box you have done, its carved to perfection, and sanded to a wood you just want to touch…magnificent…truly….....

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

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#3 posted 531 days ago

Greg almost looks like a crown? I can see a kings head under it. You da Masta! Da king? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 531 days ago

Greg, this box is amazing. I really like the lift. I have been thinking I would do the same thing on a upcoming box. I also love the symmetry you were able to achieve, nicely done.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 531 days ago

I just showed some of my family members your “Rose” box and their jaws dropped open! They had to see all of your other beautiful projects after viewing this master piece! I wish you could of heard them prasing your work!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 531 days ago

Beautiful work. This is truly inspiring.

-- Cole - Rydal, GA

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#7 posted 531 days ago

Greg, There nothing not to like, this is Beautiful!! Wood, Workmanship and finish!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 531 days ago

Yup, all of the above plus a double WOW, Greg!!

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

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#9 posted 531 days ago

Wow! This is awesome! Great work

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#10 posted 531 days ago

Super job with some gorgeous wood !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#11 posted 531 days ago

Don’t you just love the way Rosewood polishes up? It’s the oils in there that allows it to achieve such a nice sheen! You hit a home run with this wood!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 531 days ago

Awesome Work Greg!! Just Amazing!
That is so Beautiful!


-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 531 days ago

Thank you everyone…! I sincerrely appreciate the comments. I thing I have always loved about woodworking is the availability of so many different woods in such a wide variety of fantastic grains and colors. Some woods and combinations of woods can really make a tremendous difference in a finished piece.

Monte…thanks…this is one of a bunch of new designs i aam working on for some upcoming shows.

grizzman…I appreciate it very much…! It did come outdifferent than I expected because it has a hinged top instead of the inset top that I frequently use. Just a little design variation that opens up some changes.

Thomas…When you said it looked like a crown I tried wearing it on my head…but my wife said I looked silly…

JoeyG…thanks…! I tried making a knob with the cove cut on one of my inset top boxes but it just didn’t look right and I ended eliminating it…I always like to take a little variation and play with it and see how it evolves.

Woodshaver…Wow. thank you…that really makes me feel good..your family’s generous comments are very much appreciated…

Cole…Thank you…!

Sedcokid…. rosewood is an awesome wood to work with takes a finish really well.

Littlepaw…and a double thank you…!

PaulLL…Much appreciated….

MonteCristo…I can be blamed for the work but I can’t take credit for the gorgeous wood.

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 531 days ago

Bearpie…The rosewood is definitely amazing to finish…I have not even buffed it out yet…it is just rubbed out with steel wool for the photos.

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#15 posted 531 days ago

WoodenFrog…thanks…nothing but a lot of fun…

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