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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 03-04-2013 10:56 PM 2052 views 13 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple box with mild sculpting…
I had these pieces of Cocobolo that were not nearly as nice of a grain configuration compared to some others I have. They kept getting pushed back in the pile…but then I decided to use it create a fast and easy box and play around with my new lift configuration. It only took a few hours to complete it (not counting glue drying time).

The bottom is lined with alligator leather and the finish is lacquer.
12×8x5”

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





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 11:42 PM

I really like the design. Very subtle on the carving… it looks elegant I guess. The recess for a handle is a neat idea, too. Do you have any health problems carving cocobolo? I just bought a piece and I’m almost scared to use it due to most people’s reactions.

-- Allen, Colorado

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shipwright

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 11:47 PM

Very nice Greg.
That lift recess will suit your sculpted boxes beautifully…. not to say it doesn’t work here, it does, most elegantly.

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

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 11:49 PM

Nice box, Greg. I like the straight on view which shows the symmetrical lines of the lift. Nice wood also. I thought it was Chechen due to the color.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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kdc68

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 11:52 PM

Every project you post is always beautiful. You are very talented

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 11:54 PM

Very classy looking. Love the wood.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 12:19 AM

Thanks for the most generous comments. I really enjoy what I do so very much and every little bit is fun…

bobasaurus…Other than a slight rash that happened only one time I have never had any problems with Cocobolo…and I don’t know for sure if the Cocobolo caused the rash since I have so many different wood types in my shop.

Paul…thanks…I am satisfied with the recessed lift for now but always looking for something different to keep it interesting…

Robert…thanks…I have never had a piece of chechen wood before…they don’t carry it at that lumberyards I go to.

kdc68…thank you…it is all about having fun and enjoying what I do…

Monte…I think the photo makes the wood look nicer than it is in person….it is really kind of a yucky brown.

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

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 12:31 AM

Greg one man’s “yuky brown’ is anothers “choclate gold!” Well crafted by the master box sculpor!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 01:23 AM

WOW!!! I really like this one!!
Man I’ve said it before and I’say it again YOU HAVE TALENT!!!! PURE TALENT!!!
Keep it up!!!

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

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MonteCristo

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#9 posted 03-05-2013 01:31 AM

I think simple here is good. The gorgeous wood and careful construction are more than enough.

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

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amagineer

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#10 posted 03-05-2013 01:50 AM

Greg; The nice thing about cocobolo, the grain is always interesting. You can take any piece of wood and create something beautiful.
-don

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

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-05-2013 02:11 AM

I would love to have that yucky brown wood! This box works just right with the grain of that wood. And I love the new lift design! It works on the sculpted and unsculpted boxes equally well.

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

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TurnTurnTurn

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#12 posted 03-05-2013 02:23 AM

Great looking box, especially for a quickie. Thx for sharing.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#13 posted 03-05-2013 02:35 AM

yea greg you are right , this wood here is pretty off, you better just send it on to me , ill handle it for ya..no problems, what are buddies for anyway…:))

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

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#14 posted 03-05-2013 05:28 AM

Another beautiful box! This one’s very elegant, and sometimes it’s nice to let the wood speak for itself.

-- Dean

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#15 posted 03-05-2013 11:51 AM

Your boxes wow me. Another beaut!

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

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