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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 511 days ago 2776 views 17 times favorited 58 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently built a llaminating press so that I could laminate some wood for a different effect to use when sculpting my boxes. This box is the first experiment using the press.

The sides are laminated with three pieces…the first is 1/4” padauk, the middle is 1/4” maple and the third is another piece of 1/4” padauk. The top was to also made of the padauk and maple but I did not have as much padauk as I thought so I ended up using some cumaru that has been gathering dust on the shelf….after all, it is just my first laminated sculpting and an experiment.
Several things I learned from this first laminated box:
...The Titebond III I used seems to bleed through the padauk where the laminated pieces make the transition…especially noticable when using the light maple… Need to experiment with a different glue and/or wood to see if it does a better and less noticable transition.

...Instead of just 3 layers of 1/4” on my next box I will use thinner pieces with more lamination for a different effect.

Other than these things I was satisfied with the experiment.

-- 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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shipwright

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#1 posted 511 days ago

Taking it to another level Greg.
The day we stop challenging ourselves will be a bad day.
This looks like a very good day for you.

Sweet!!

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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 511 days ago

Looks nice, very interesting detail. By your post I thought you performed a lab experiment in such a nice creation. Was worried ya know? Leave those types of experiments in the frig for the wife. (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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verw0003

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#3 posted 511 days ago

Wow. I went back through your projects over the past years and all I can say is wow. From your first carved box to now you’ve made amazing strides. I’ve just started out at woodworking and have yet to attempt carving. You sir, are an inspiration.

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Lumpyx

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#4 posted 511 days ago

That’s amazing! I really need to step my game up! Lol

-- "For long you live and high you fly, but only if you ride the tide."

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 511 days ago

This one is really Cool with a capital C! I like this one.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 511 days ago

Nice Work Greg!!
I think you could be onto something here!!
I know this was an experiment, but when you get more padauk, replace the top on this, I like it but think it will look so much better with the Padauk and maple top!
Can’t wait to see more of your crazy experiments next!
Keep up the great work, thanks for sharing!

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

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deon

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#7 posted 511 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 511 days ago

Since you built the press this is the moment we’ve been waiting for.

Worth the wait. Beautiful piece. I can only imagine where it goes from here.

-- 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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Tyler

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#9 posted 511 days ago

Holy crap, that is cool.

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 511 days ago

What a great job wish my forsts look this good. Look fwd to many more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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JoeyG

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#11 posted 510 days ago

Great job Greg. I tried this a while back, but since I haven’t gotten around to building a press, there is no easy way to do it. I would say you have nailed it.

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

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grizzman

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#12 posted 510 days ago

this has so many possibilities….i had the thought you could do a lamination of some really dark wood and some light and maybe some red type of wood and carve it to look like a big spider…the top being the main body and then the legs would come out and over the sides…maybe you can get my vision..anyway, very cool Greg..so many ways to go with this..enjoy…and i look forward to seeing what you do with this..keep on boxin bro…

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

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Roger

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#13 posted 510 days ago

Oh yea, Greg! This is very kool.

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

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BusterB

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#14 posted 510 days ago

WOW…..

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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jeffswildwood

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#15 posted 510 days ago

Wow, the experiment was a success! Incredible skills here!

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