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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 190 days ago 1295 views 6 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally completed the commissions I have been working on since the show at the beginning of December and now have some time to build some more boxes.
This first one was just completed today. It is 11×7x5” Sinker Cypress with an Ostrich leather lined interior. I tried to get a driftwood finish and it doesn’t show as well in the photos as it does sittin on my worktable.

It is more enjoyable to design, build and sell my work as a what-you-see-is-what-you-get scenario at the shows…but I sometimes find it difficult to say no to some special requests.

I just finished mentally designing a new display for the shows that start in March and need to get the lumber for it next week…This will be the 5th display I have built. I feel that how my work is displayed is very important…but I also need to work it in with my box building.

-- 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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Roger

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#1 posted 190 days ago

Oh I’m sure that whatever you come up with, it’ll be amazing. Keep on keepin on Greg.

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

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 190 days ago

Great when you can do all of the above! Can’t wait to see your next evolution. Have a wonderful new year and some “Duck Gumbo!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 190 days ago

Roger…thanks…I hope to meet you at the St James Court Show this year if it is not rained out again. They sent me a letter saying I was Jury Exempt because of my on site jury scores.

Thomas…When you have a lot to do the best thing is to just get started and do it. So far the new year is great…but I haven’t had gumbo since last night…

-- 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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#4 posted 190 days ago

Awesome job. Just love the colors and grain in it.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 190 days ago

Can you explain “juried exempt” for me?

Thanks!

And for your words of wisdom.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 190 days ago

Wow, awesome job! Love the grain of the wood

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4896 posts in 1892 days


#7 posted 190 days ago

Hello Monte…thanks & Happy new year…!

Thomas… The shows that I apply for require a Jury process to be accepted. They are not shows that automatically accept you just because you pay a booth fee. I was automatically invited again because my on-site jury scores were high enough.
I consider this quite a compliment and honor. I still pay the application and booth fees and am glad to do so for such a great show.

hoss…thanks…the sinker cypress has some really nice grain and provides me with a lot to work with.

-- 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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johnhutchinson

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#8 posted 190 days ago

Beautiful work, Greg! Need your recipe for the hinge. Does the lid stop at 95 degrees?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 190 days ago

That sinker cypress and your finish produce a beautiful box, and the ostrich leather liner is a perfect match.

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4896 posts in 1892 days


#10 posted 189 days ago

John… the hinge is just a 1/8” brass rod cut to about 2.5’ in length and covered with a plug. A very simple process that I have used for many boxes. The lid does stop around +- 95 degrees. The back of the lid acts as a stop because I put a slight 5 degree bevel on it.

HilbillyShooter…thanks…the sinker cypress is one of my favorite local woods. Using different leathers has become my favorite way of lining the bottoms.

-- 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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Boxguy

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#11 posted 189 days ago

Greg, nice work as always. I like your more restrained carving
and finishing techniques. Beautiful job. Your work always evolves…so of course your display area is going to change as well. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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amagineer

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#12 posted 189 days ago

Greg; It definitely has that driftwood finish. You always amaze us with your designs. Happy new year and may your sales be great.
-don

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

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 189 days ago

Another great sinker box!

I had shrimp and gumbo last night as well (and I’m gonna have it again tomorrow!

I’ve never had duck gumbo but my mom used to make pigeon gumbo!

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

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cajunpen

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#14 posted 189 days ago

Another winner Greg! I was watching an episode of Ax Men on TV the other night and that guy Shelby the Swamp Man, that lives somewhere near Pontchatoula was grabbing some sinker cypress out of the bayou or lake Pontchartrain. After seeing what it take to recover it – I can see why it’s priced as high as hen’s teeth.

Happy New Year to you and the family.

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

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grizzman

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#15 posted 189 days ago

well i see that my joke worked, i took some cypress from alabama and sent it down the river for you to find, and you thought it was from louisiana….lol….i sure love that wood greg, and glad to see you making more boxes, this one sure is a beauty…..grizz

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

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