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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 313 days ago 1448 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and padauk with a light taste of carving.
The bottom is lined with gator leather and the finish is lacquer.

I went to Lowes yesterday morning and was surprised to find out that that are no longer carrying the Deft spray can lacquer I use. Disappointing since they are fairly close by. I paid less than $6 a can for it and when i got home and searched online at Rockler, Amazon, etc I saw their prices to be outrageous at $10 to $12.99 a can.

Called Home Depot and they had it in stock so I went there this morning and bought the 23 cans they had in stock. $5.97 a can..Screw Rockler and the other rip offs.

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 313 days ago

You keep our minds spinning trying to keep up. You have one of the most innovative minds on this site.

Great 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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cajunpen

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#2 posted 313 days ago

Thanks Greg, I will have to give the Deft lacquer a try. Another great looking box!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MichaelA

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#3 posted 313 days ago

Great box Greg. That Padauk looks like it’s on fire!! Beautiful !!!! I always liked deft but just can’t seem to find it any more.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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JoeyG

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#4 posted 313 days ago

I like this style Greg. Nicely done.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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amagineer

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#5 posted 313 days ago

Greg; another great box. How many coats of Deft do you put on the boxes?
-don

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

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shipwright

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#6 posted 313 days ago

I like the change Greg but don’t abandon the wildly sculpted style completely. You have a real niche there.
Nice!!

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 313 days ago

Monte…it keeps my mind spinning just trying to come up with different designs…but, hey…spinning is fun…kind of like a brain lathe.

Bill…the lacquer works good for me…but i just started experimenting with some additional finishes.

MichaelA…I really like the padauk alot also…a shame it darkens with time… have you tried home depot for the deft lacquer? They had it when I went there today.

JoeyG..Thanks…! .how have you been? I haven’t seen you posting in a while…Good to see you back…! Did you and your wife have your new baby yet?

amagineer…thanks. I only used 3 coats on this box. Normally I use more but on this box I was trying to get a different look.

Paul…the change in box styles is ONLY to get a variety and to add some cheaper boxes for the shows….I would NEVER abandon the sculpted style I have been developing. I would get too stagnant and bored if I could not be creative and different

-- 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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gfadvm

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#8 posted 313 days ago

I like this subtly sculpted box. I do like the smooth finish better than the blasted finish. Keep us appraised as to which seems to sell best.
Hard to understand why the price can vary so widely for the same product (Deft rattle can). It almost always pays to shop around.

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

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tefinn

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#9 posted 313 days ago

I like it! For a “simple and quick” box, it has a very refined and elegant look.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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grizzman

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#10 posted 313 days ago

i like it greg, yes being creative and trying new styles is very refreshing, if there is someone who likes it and buys it, then as you well know…keep some on hand, and since they will cost less, then you are appealing to all, not just folks with deep pockets.

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

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 313 days ago

Another beautiful box and style Greg. A side view gives it a coming or going effect. Nicely done. Yes I agree you need variety, but I agree with others, the little critter boxes just seem to catch your eye. My home depot stopped carrying the Deft. But Woodcraft has it for $13.00. HAh

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

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 312 days ago

That is another beautiful box…walnut always looks great no matter what it is used in I really like it and your sculpting only makes it look better. Padauk looks great with the walnut as a contrasting wood.

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

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 312 days ago

Nice box Greg, have you tried a wipe on poly? I went from the daft lacquer to the wipe on and love it. I’m now making my own 50 /50 blend so much cheaper.

-- 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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BENTWOOD

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#14 posted 312 days ago

Another beautiful box. I am starting to wonder if you have some box making elves in your shop. ;)

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 312 days ago

Another beauty from one of our master’s…... Great work….

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

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