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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 199 days ago 2396 views 4 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a 8” square box out of Maple with a little taste of Padauk for the lift. The bottom is lined with ostrich and the finish is lacquer. This is one more for the upcoming shows inventory.

I dug out my prized Cocobolo stash the other day and want to also make some more Cocobolo boxes. The cocobolo boxes sells so quickly. I have some Cocobolo boards that are unique…I originally bought them years ago with the intention of building a Cocobolo dining table… three are 108” x 10” x1’ and one is 60”x10”x1” board. They have outstanding color and configuration and I hate to cut them up but…I ended up building my dining table out of Zebrawood

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 199 days ago

Beautiful as always sir

-- 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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#2 posted 199 days ago

Greg, I am always amazed at what you do with a “simple” piece of wood. Beautiful ! Where do you obtain your special pieces of wood ?

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#3 posted 199 days ago

How does a customer decide which one to buy ?
Your selection is amazing .
Love the ostrich leather looks amazing .
Question Greg ,how do you join the corners on your boxes ?

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 199 days ago

make another table out of it and sell it, gee to cut them up like that would be a travisty…think it over…you have to do the best justice to the wood amigo…cutting it up for small boxes….well just think it over, you might get more money out of them if you do a table…but anyway this box is gorgeous…

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

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#5 posted 198 days ago

Great boxes, very nice build.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 198 days ago

The Cajun Box Sculptor explodes with ideas! You should do well with the variety! I’m waiting for the blanket chest. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 198 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 198 days ago

Your boxes always look so amazing, you have a serious talent. As always great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#9 posted 198 days ago

the size of your cocobolo is astounding..I saw a board the other day, waaayyy smaller for over 500.00 glad you got it years ago, eh? Like the padauk lifter ..bright color.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#10 posted 198 days ago

Another one of your wonderfully built boxes Greg…thanks for sharing them with us.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#11 posted 198 days ago

Just another winner of a box! :-)

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#12 posted 198 days ago

Very Nice Indeed Greg! Thanks For Sharing.


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#13 posted 198 days ago

First class all around. Will be a great show piece for the show, better when it sells.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 198 days ago

Thanks for the most kind and generous comments everyone…!

Monte…I know your show will do very good. Please keep us all updated about it and your shop rebuild progress..

Jimbo4… thanks…I get my lumber from different sources…Riverside in New Orleans, Gueydan Lumber in Metairie, La., Acadian Hardwoods in Ponchatoula, and some local individuals for cypress and oak. I recently bought some from woodworker’s source thru their website…but the shipping costs make it a last resort.

Kiefer… much appreciated…I guess it is whatever catches their attention the most. I always notice that many people immediately are drawn to certain boxes that they like and it is different for everyone…you never know what someone else likes. The corners are is my favorite and usual method.

grizzman…I think the Cocobolo would sell better as boxes…and besides, it would really be difficult to bring a table to a show..The first show we did was filled with boxes, mirrors, clocks, coffee tables and end tables and had no room for people to hardly turn around in. That is when I decided boxes only

Michelletwo…I don’t think I could even find a Cocobolo board that size today. I bought them years ago and they were about $15 bd. ft. back then

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#15 posted 198 days ago

bugz…thanks. glad you like it…!

Doc… don’t hold your breath for that blanket chest…I don’t think it would fit on my downdraft table

deon…thanks…it is fun stuff…

steve in ohio…I think it is more hard work and persistence than talent

Hawaiilad…how are things in sunny Hawaii? sounds like a great place to be…

Florida Art…thanks…are there any great shows in Florida that you are aware of? We have only done one there and I know Florida has a ton of them all year around…


doubledDD…I look forward to the shows. I know someone really like it when they pull out their wallet..!

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

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