A Simple Design using Tigerwood

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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 11-22-2013 05:48 PM 1515 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I got 60 bd. ft of Tigerwood so I could try use for some boxes and have some on hand for whatever projects might come to mind.
This is a design I have used for several of my recent boxes… while cutting out some cypress I decided to cut up enough of this wood for several boxes so I could see how well it worked and how it looked after completion. This is my first time using it and I must say that I like the grain patterns and contrasts. This is frequently used to decking and is quite a dense and hard wood.
I used a small scrap of Maple for the lift just to add a little contrast.

It is 10×7x5 and has my signature alligator leather lined bottom.

I am looking forward to sculpting a box with it after I finish my work for the December 7-8th show.

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

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#1 posted 11-22-2013 06:49 PM

Very nice Greg.

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 08:00 PM

Another winner! Really good looking box Greg. The wood is great, and the design is lovely.

By the way… I ordered and have now used the steel brass plated screws from McFeeleys. They worked like a charm. No stripping out, no breaking. Thanks!!!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 08:00 PM

Like it a lot.

-- Dan P.

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#4 posted 11-22-2013 08:17 PM

Very nice box Greg. 60 BF of Tigerwood must have been expensive.

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

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#5 posted 11-22-2013 08:28 PM

Greg I really like the way you made that box flow with bookending the pieces

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 11-22-2013 08:47 PM

Well done Greg. I like your sculpted boxes a lot, but it is refreshing to see something different, and I would wager that you don’t miss all of the sanding and dust that comes with the sculpted boxes.

If you are ever in the market for some Tiger Maple – Bob Kloes has some fantastic stuff and decent prices and he is a great guy to deal with.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 11-22-2013 09:30 PM

Beautiful grain and clean looking design.

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 12:38 AM

I really like the corners on this one. They seem to blend together. Beautiful.

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

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 12:44 AM

Another attractive box with a simple design that lets the wood do all the talking.

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#10 posted 11-23-2013 02:20 AM

great looking box and very beautiful wood.

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#11 posted 11-23-2013 03:38 AM

Looks like another winner. Great job!

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

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#12 posted 11-23-2013 04:03 AM

I really love the look of this. Your work always brings out the beauty of the wood.

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

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#13 posted 11-23-2013 04:20 AM

Great looking box! What did you use to finish it?

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#14 posted 11-23-2013 04:49 AM

Thank you much…!
The Tiger wood was fairly inexpensive. I paid $4 a board ft for it in a rough form 1×6x8ft boards. It didn’t take long to run it through my planer to reveal the grain and the nice golden brown colors.
The finish is boiled linseed oil…and after it dries for several days I will either apply a wax finish or a lacquer finish…still undecided because I have several scraps that I am experimenting with finishes.

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

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#15 posted 11-23-2013 03:13 PM

Very Nice piece Greg.

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