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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 09-30-2013 04:21 AM 2159 views 6 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One more box to add to the group I am taking to the Louisville show.
The photo does not show the tiger stripes as good as I would like it to..Some woods do not photograph as good as others…at least with my skill level of photography….but here it is anyway.
12×8x5.5”

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work





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#1 posted 09-30-2013 04:34 AM

Very sleek design. You will never bore anyone with the same old thing. Great and unique work.

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

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#2 posted 09-30-2013 04:42 AM

Sleek and dare I say sexy, it’s like a exotic sports car model of boxes. Very nice clean crisp flowing lines, great shape and smooth edges. Leather interior, black of course to color contrast. The stance or way it sits looks sports car like. It even has a hood ornament! I think this box is fantastic. Great build.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 04:48 AM

I agree, the word for this box is sleek. It has a very European look. It looks so smooth I just want to touch it.

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

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#4 posted 09-30-2013 09:45 AM

I was just checking out your latest three designs (all very beautiful) and have 3 completely different questions-

1. How do you make the lifts? do you use a mortise machine?
2. what size dowels do you use for the hinge?
3. what brand of camera/lense do you use for your shoots? some of the close-ups are intense!

great work and good luck at the show!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 09-30-2013 09:56 AM

I like this sleek version with a little color accent.. will be interessting to see how they do against your carved boxes. good luck

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#6 posted 09-30-2013 11:51 AM

Beautiful box Greg…very smooth neat clean lines and elegant design… excellent as always.

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

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#7 posted 09-30-2013 12:37 PM

Great shape. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 09-30-2013 12:50 PM

wonderful design and choice of wood.
-don

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

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#9 posted 09-30-2013 01:55 PM

it has a beautiful contemporary look and will go into the right hands, ive got a good feeling about this next show, i hope when you come back that your all sold out.

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

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#10 posted 09-30-2013 02:08 PM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#11 posted 09-30-2013 02:50 PM

Thank You Everyone for the most kind comments. These last few boxes that are non-sculpted should add a bit of variety to the display at the show. We are looking forward to the St James Court Show and I also have a feeling it will be a fantasticalicious show. I am overflowing with design ideas and never seem to have enough time to put them down on wood.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#12 posted 09-30-2013 03:15 PM

Greg I like these new designs you’ve come up with and as usual you have selected great wood and have done quality work. VERY well done.

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#13 posted 09-30-2013 03:29 PM

Really nice boxes, Greg. What do you use for finishing the tiger maple? Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#14 posted 09-30-2013 03:44 PM

Simple, clean design – beautiful result.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#15 posted 09-30-2013 03:52 PM

Great looking design—hope it sells well for you, as it certainly is an eye catcher!

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

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