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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 389 days ago 2661 views 11 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest attempt at a layered and sculpted box for my upcoming shows. I really like the layered look but I end up wasting a lot of wood. It takes me the same amount of wood that I would normally use to make 2 boxes because I have some crazy problem trying to resawing on my bandsaw.
Pretty much have given up on the resawing idea and just laminate two 7/8 pieces together and then plane it down to a final thickness of 3/4.

The box is 10×7x4 and has a alligator leather lined bottom. The finish is canned lacquer.

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





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 389 days ago

You have out done yourself on this one Greg. It is completely off the wall. Reminds me of a crab for some reason. Really well done. Possible we can get a inside look?

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

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Mrkixx

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#2 posted 389 days ago

Hey Greg , I have fallen in love with your work, your boxes just leave me speechless which I’m told is very difficult to do, love, love, love your work

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shipwright

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#3 posted 389 days ago

You are getting comfortable with the new lamination process and the pieces are showing it.
Great as always but with a significant new twist.

............... and I agree about the crab.

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

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 389 days ago

Hey Greg, I think I am going to start calling you Mr Perfect. You keep producing these amazing sculpted boxes and nothing to fault you on them in any way at all. This one is really really good and I like the lamination of two different coloured woods. The name you chose is very fitting for the colours used. Excellent box Greg…..

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Dave777

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#5 posted 389 days ago

What crazy great look. Very unique indeed
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 389 days ago

Stunningly beautiful work. Absolutely love it.

-- 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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Hawaiilad

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#7 posted 389 days ago

A really nice looking box Greg….I can see a smiling face on the top

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 389 days ago

Greg, this is wild stuff. I liked the idea of dowels in the top…haven’t seen that before. (At least that is what I think I see.) Great job on the finish.

I can’t really resaw on my band saw either and would probably have more luck planing down two boards. I have noticed that, like you, several box makers are trying new designs and techniques lately. I look forward to seeing what you will come up with next. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 389 days ago

I think I like this one the most out of all of them… Very hard to pick, though as all your work is amazing! Once I saw the pic in the gallery I knew it had to be one of yours! Great job Greg!

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

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 389 days ago

A great and creative design here Greg, very nice. I like the color combos on this one, Padauk and Maple? I am curious as to the resaw issue humbly speaking just curious.

-- 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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Roger

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#11 posted 388 days ago

Your boxes never cease to totally amaze me. Wow! Incredible

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

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whitebeast88

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#12 posted 388 days ago

beautiful,awesome box.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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bigogre

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#13 posted 388 days ago

Hey greg, Awesome box. I am always impressed with your work.

Try re-sawing with your table saw. Leave a quarter inch material down the middle and finish the cut on the band saw.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 388 days ago

This is a real eye catcher. Nice work.

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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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 388 days ago

A Greg solution. And a step forward!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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