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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 427 days ago 1165 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed this box this afternoon. It is one of a group of oak boxes and cypress boxes I cut out and glued together last week. Normally my sculpted boxes are a bit larger but my wife/business manager has been suggesting some smaller boxes. This one is 9×5x3”

-- 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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doubleDD

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#1 posted 427 days ago

Greg, you really have your own unique way of building boxes. Beautiful job.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 427 days ago

Greg, you certainly keep me guessing about what you are going to make next. I like to see all of your recent experiments.

-- Big Al in IN

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 427 days ago

Excellent work. I do think variety is a good idea.

-- 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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shipwright

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#4 posted 427 days ago

This reminds me of those photos we often see of weathered old faces .. Full of character.

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

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 427 days ago

Great looking box Greg. Your wife has a good head on her shoulders….I found smaller boxes sell just as well.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 427 days ago

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 427 days ago

Nice

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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bannerpond1

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#8 posted 426 days ago

Very unique work, Greg. You have a knack for the sculpture.

-- --Dale Page

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 426 days ago

DoubleDD…thanks…I have a different vision of things and that keeps things fun and interesting…

Big Al…It is good to see you back making boxes after your surgery…Hope all is 100%.
I keep myself guessing a lot of the time also. some boxes are planned out and some are a spur of the moment design.

Monte…It is a balance between what sells and new ideas and designs. I will never find out if something new sells unless I make it and put it out for sale…so far so good…!

Paul…Thanks…! Are you talking about my box or my avatar?

Hawaiilad Larry….it is a lot more difficult to shape a small box with an angle grinder…but since when has difficult stopped any of us? Carol does fantastic supplying me with ideas, keeping things organized, working smoothly and making sure hotels are booked for out-of-town shows immediately after I apply for shows. Now, if she could only learn to make gumbo…

Timzo…thanks…

Randy…it is always fun…

Dale…I don’t know if it a knack or just a lot of practice…

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 426 days ago

Greg, this turned out beautifully and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 426 days ago

Another winner! That oak has some nice color and character.

-- " 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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#12 posted 426 days ago

Charles…thanks! I remember people saying they did not like oak, but it is a wood I have always found to be very nice. I guess it is because I grew up having a lot of old furniture that was built with quarter sawn oak. Some of the new growth plain grained oak doesn’t have much appeal…but like any wood there are some ordinary pieces and some very special pieces.

Andy…this is part of my salvaged oak from back in 2005. One of my favorites…especially since I have a variety.

-- 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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Roger

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#13 posted 421 days ago

Beautiful, Greg.

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

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Knothead62

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#14 posted 163 days ago

Your boxes are fantastic. Love the contours and the grain in this box. Is there a tutorial anywhere that shows/tells how to get those contours. I’m interested in making some for gifts. Thanks.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#15 posted 163 days ago

Knothead62…thanks…I don’t know of any tutorial…I just rough the shapes out with an angle grinder, fine tune with a Foredom electric rotary tool and then sand like there is no tomorrow.

-- 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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