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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 327 days ago 1721 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking at a lift top box I recently made that had a handle on the top. I started thinking about a different approach and this is what I came up with. Why not eliminate the top lift and put a couple of knobs on the sides instead.
This was an easy choice because I already had about 30+ knobs that I had made from various scrap woods while I had the router set up one day.
The sides are beveled at 10 degrees.
This Box is Padauk & Wenge with a slight taste of sculpting around the lifts.
Bottom is limed with alligator leather.

-- 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 327 days ago

Man, even your simple is complex.
I like this one Greg. You even make a feature out of the massive pores in the padauk.

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

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 327 days ago

Ha, Ha, Ha! Weird how the same thoughts occur looking at your masterful executions! Paul took the words outta my mind! Nice.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 327 days ago

I do like the way your mind works Greg…another Masterpiece

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 327 days ago

Once again, you never quit pushing the bar a little higher. Awesome work.

-- 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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Boxguy

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#5 posted 327 days ago

Greg, the notches with end handles is another nice innovation in the continuing evolution of your box ideas.

Did you cut the notches with a band saw as you removed the top?

-- Big Al in IN

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 327 days ago

Excellent looking box Greg…not as much sculpting work on this one but still a beautiful box, I like it very much.

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

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Roger

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#7 posted 327 days ago

Yes, Paul says it best…. Ditto

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 327 days ago

Great looking box! I’d consider this a “keeper” design. And, of course, the alligator liner adds a classy touch.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Dick

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#9 posted 327 days ago

Really like the wood combination! Just curious, does the leather in the bottom come out? If not, how is it secured?

-- Dick

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MarkTheFiddler

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#10 posted 327 days ago

Ok, I’ve spent several minutes studying the box. I think it’s awesome. I also think it is definately a guys box. What I don’t think is it is any way simple. I think it would take me a month to do a poor job of trying to make one like that. You are a master!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 326 days ago

I always appreciate the most generous comments everyone. I really enjoy my box making a lot and try to come up with new ideas as often as possible.

Paul…Sometimes simple is good…especially when it is an experiment. I will be interested to see how the lift top boxes sell at the shows compared to the hinged boxes. Not sure if people prefer one over the other. I personally like a hinged top.

Thomas…thanks…! I think this box like me because it left a Wenge splinter and a Padauk splinter in the same finger.

Hawaiilad…the big trick for me is just getting my mind to work at all.

Monte…thanks…a little experimentation sometimes produces good results…you notice how I say sometimes.

Big Al…I made a template for routing the recess for the lifts. It is easier this way and keeps them a consistent size….especially helpful since I cut out over 30 different lifts recently from some scraps of different wood types.

AussieDave..I am glad I did not do a lot of sculpting on this box. Sometimes just a small bit of sculpting adds just enough of an accent to be different.

Roger…appreciated. howsa pens coming?

HillybillyShooter…thanks. I like the idea of using the two lifts on the ends instead of the single top lift…and it doesn’t stick out as much…which is a good thing when packing them up and transporting them to a show.

Dick…Thanks…the wenge and padauk are definitely one of my favorite wood combinations…all of my bottom liners are glued down and permanent.

MarkTheFiddler…thanks…I never thought of any box as a guys box or a woman’s box because you never know what just might grab someones attention and interest at a show. I guess I consider it a simple box because I didn’t spend a whole lot of hours grinding, carving and sanding.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 326 days ago

Looked at it again with my coffee in hand. I’m thinking this box is letting the wood do the dance?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 326 days ago

Thomas…I hope the wood can…because I sure cannot dance.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 326 days ago

No SH_T! a Cajun that can’t dance? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 326 days ago

Your hands do that for you!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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