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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 04-21-2013 11:44 PM 1628 views 14 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Padauk, Walnut and Spalted Oak make up this box. It was a fun and interesting box to make.
Jazz Fest is coming up this week and I have been on a box making marathon making as many boxes as possible in anticipation of the show that has an estimated crowd in excess of 650,000 people. I am listed in the April issue of “WhereTraveler” magazine in the Best of The Fest section…so I hope I can live up to it.
It is distributed in all of the major hotels, the airport and numerous other places.
I am working on a new look for some boxes that I have been sandblasting to get a old weathered look. many years ago..back in the 1970’s I built a desk commission fro a client that wanted a really old and weathered looking desk. I built it and had a friend who had a sandblasting business blast it for me. His sandblasting equipment was big since it was used for sandblasting boat hulls…but the sandblasting results were fantastic…! Now I am trying some box sandblasting with a new sandblasting cabinet I just purchased…hope I like the results.

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 11:57 PM

Speechless. A new level attained. Stunning.

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

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 11:58 PM

Layer, layer, layer…... dat’s just more awesomeness.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 12:02 AM

Wow! 3 ply of contrasting colors in the hands of a Greg.. a new generation of box making. I like the simplicity of the curves that it follows connectivity to the sides. I could not even see the separation of the lid and side as it is 3 colors involve. A very interesting style. You are really a master of such style… I just wonder how good is the aroma of those wood combined while sanding..3 in one.. LOL.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 04-22-2013 12:06 AM

I’ll be honest and say that while I love the curves you put on this, I’m not crazy about this particular combination of woods. It seems the walnut is the one doing the clashing! Otherwise a great job.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 12:56 AM

What’s up with the single pic and no description? I like it but not as much as the first 2. Oak,walnut, and paduk?

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

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 01:10 AM


Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 04-22-2013 01:17 AM

it would be awesome if you made a video series on making these

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#8 posted 04-22-2013 01:30 AM

I find the technique interesting, but I’m not feeling it on this one. I think it is the species. Maybe an Oreo(or /Oreo) would be more to my taste. But what do I know. Someone(actually, many) will love it.

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#9 posted 04-22-2013 01:32 AM

It’s like an abstract painting. Good luck, sounds like you have the promotion covered. Maybe a little Cajun jazz to go with it?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 04-22-2013 01:37 AM

Thanks for the additional pics and description. I did guess right on the woods. I’ve decided the part I don’t like as well is the “break” in continuity of flow at the lid. I’m used to your inset lids where this isn’t an issue.

That said, this is still a very cool piece!

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

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#11 posted 04-22-2013 01:42 AM

Nicely done Greg. I love where you are taking these lamination boxes.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#12 posted 04-22-2013 01:42 AM

I love to experiment and push the envelope too Greg.
Sometimes you win big and sometimes not so much but it is always worth the effort and you always learn something that will come in handy next time.
I applaud the experiment but, to me at least, this one isn’t there yet. ... I do however know that you will get there.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#13 posted 04-22-2013 02:13 AM

well you certainly have blasted your way into a new type of box..and three wood species that do go well with each other, however this one is a bit to crazy for me, but in the world of art, there are many who have different tastes..and i know this one will find a new home this coming week at Jazz fest…..good luck.

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

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#14 posted 04-22-2013 02:21 AM

It is a wonderful box. It have a lot od character. I have seen people use baking soda to sand blast wood.

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

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#15 posted 04-22-2013 05:26 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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