Maple Box

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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 10-18-2013 10:54 PM 1926 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple box with a wenge lift I just completed. Part of my group for the next upcoming show we are doing in Pensacola in a couple of weeks…I tried to converge a number of the small ends of the curves together at a centralized location to get a slightly different design effect. Tricky…but fun to try and it gave me some additional ideas for another design. This piece of wenge I used for the lift seems exceptionally dark and in every photo it looks like a black hole instead of a lift…but really, there is a lift there.

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 10:56 PM

Beautiful. Your work continues to be an inspiration.

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

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 11:14 PM

Should be a great seller Greg, good luck at your show, I’m doing one tomorrow.

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 11:42 PM

Wow, great job.

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 11:44 PM

That is very nice looking. How do you make such a beautiful design in the wood? Do you have or know of a video on how to build something like this?

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#5 posted 10-19-2013 12:01 AM

Beautifully done as usual. Your wenge lift gives it that mysteries affect. Sorta like the blackhole

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

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#6 posted 10-19-2013 12:10 AM

I like the converging lines (but then I like all your designs). The feet look longer than usual. They may qualify as legs!

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#7 posted 10-19-2013 12:49 AM

Nice design evolution—hope you’re still using alligator lining, and good luck on your show.

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#8 posted 10-19-2013 01:13 AM

Looks like a Carmel frosting cake! Are the dimensions different?

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#9 posted 10-19-2013 01:48 AM

Great looking box Greg. I think the longer “legs” are a nice feature.

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#10 posted 10-19-2013 04:31 AM

I have to disagree with you on the lift. Even with my bad color vision, it turned out ok in the pics. I did notice that the lid seems distinctly lighter than the sides. Any particular reason for this? Or maybe it is just me. It is still a stunning box.

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#11 posted 10-19-2013 05:07 AM

Exelent work as usual

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#12 posted 10-19-2013 05:15 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

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#13 posted 10-19-2013 10:02 AM

Beautiful looking box Greg, the sculpting is always a pleasure to see and I never tire of seeing your posts…beautiful work as always.

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#14 posted 10-19-2013 12:01 PM

looking great as always… I agree with gfadvm they may qualify as legs!

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#15 posted 10-19-2013 02:35 PM

Thanks everyone…! It always means a lot when I get such kind comments from my Lumberjock friends…

I did make these “legs” taller for a different appearance…however I think it throws the visual proportions somewhat out of whack for the look i like… and I think the next one with taller legs will be wider.
AScott…i am not aware of any video for box carving but several Lumberjocks such as BoxGuy and Andy have some excellent box making tutorials…

rance…the top is from the same board as the sides and I think the photograph makes it look lighter.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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