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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 155 days ago 2874 views 10 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of before & after photos. just completed today.

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rance

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#1 posted 155 days ago

DANG DUDE!! That is the best one you’ve ever done(IMO)!!! And no corner splines? Just wow!

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 155 days ago

Greg, I miss the corner splines too. That wood has some wonderful grain patterns after you shape it. Another winner. Good luck with your sales.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 155 days ago

Awesome..That cocobolo cleans up nice..

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 155 days ago

Wow. Incredibly beautiful.

-- 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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#5 posted 155 days ago

You, the wood , and cajun music in the background. :-) Thanks for the before and after now show us the dance. LOL! Splendid work sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Tooch

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#6 posted 155 days ago

freakin amazing transformation from the original glue up. Do you cut the feet after its glued up? I always thought it was best done when the pieces can be cut separately but your pictures show otherwise.

2nd picture is definitely my favorite shot, it really shows the texture and incredibly smooth finish! Another Beaut!

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

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 155 days ago

Wow Greg the before and after pics are amazing. The Cocobolo doesn’t look anything terrific until you sculpt into it exposing all the grain patterns as you sculpt deeper. Just amazing looking.

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

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steve_in_ohio

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#8 posted 155 days ago

wow, that is so beautiful

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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maplerock

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#9 posted 155 days ago

Great box. Perfect. Love the before & after too. I love the richness of the wood. Another winner Greg!

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

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 155 days ago

now you are talkin’ great looking wood. !!!!

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

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Rockbuster

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#11 posted 155 days ago

You really brought out the beauty hiding in that box.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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bugz

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#12 posted 155 days ago

Amazing, over the top and cool.

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shipwright

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#13 posted 155 days ago

Now that is rich grain and color.
Any special methods for gluing the cocobolo?
One of your best Greg and I for one don’t miss the splines at all. I think they get overdone a little so it’s nice to see a box without them. I just think it looks cleaner.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#14 posted 155 days ago

Are we supposed to vote? :)

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

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sras

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#15 posted 155 days ago

Dang! You did that wood justice – stunning! I agree – one of your best.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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