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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 03-22-2014 10:23 PM 1954 views 7 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I scratched an itch today and this is the results.
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-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-22-2014 10:35 PM

It really is incredibly beautiful

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

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grizzman

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 10:51 PM

does this box have the same finish as your last, yep, it sure is different then the last one, your skills still show, but maybe you just need to lower the price some, but still get paid for your work…

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 03-22-2014 11:03 PM

That’s as original as it gets,what amazing wood and as always great workmanship

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Vertigo

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 11:05 PM

Omg. That’s amazing. I’m in love

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

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bugz

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 11:29 PM

Another cool box, great work.

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

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 03-23-2014 12:05 AM

All those “bullseyes” are just awesome. Have you applied finish yet?

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

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 03-23-2014 12:18 AM

I really think you have this box carving thing down dude!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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shipwright

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#8 posted 03-23-2014 12:22 AM

Your skills are evident but the wood just isn’t cooperating so much this time. Still impressive but I know how you feel.
Sometimes when you open the present you are over the moon and other times …..... not so much.
Alone, this one would do fine but lined up with your others, ...... I don’t know. You will have to make the call.

You are still the king of sculpted boxes.

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

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Boxguy

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#9 posted 03-23-2014 12:39 AM

Greg, my guess is that there are several artists who face the same dilemma. If you like it…keep it. If you don’t…let the public decide. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 03-23-2014 12:40 AM

Thanks everyone…

grizzman…this box looks different because I did not put a finish on it. I don’t really need to lower the prices because I sold it and the other two Cocobolo boxes I had to a box collector client moments after posting it on Lumberjocks. I always send out emails to my clients after completing each box…

Andy…my customer wanted it unfinished so he could have a variety of finishes.

Paul…the reason I didn’t want to take this to the shows was that I liked it…but I ended up selling it and the others just a little while ago.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#11 posted 03-23-2014 12:42 AM

Big Al….can’t keep it now because it is sold. However I know where I can get another one…

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

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grizzman

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#12 posted 03-23-2014 12:46 AM

congrats…that was an easy fix, and you came out ahead…now get back to work….lol

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

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kiefer

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#13 posted 03-23-2014 12:53 AM

I wish I had that kind of itch ! That is one great looking box if I may call it that and I would no part with it .
The way you sculpted this one is ,I can not put it into words other then I like it a lot .

-- Kiefer 松

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gimmo

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#14 posted 03-23-2014 12:57 AM

Greg, I’ve been watching your work and I think you do fantastic carvings. I am wanting to try this, could you please tell me how long it takes you to do one of these boxes. I’m assuming you use a grinder, do you use the 2” or 4” carving blade and is it fine or coarse grit. I tried the 4” kutzall and had a hard time controlling my cut so I am trying to figure out something I can use as a guide. Maybe it will just take some time for me to learn how to control it better. I am wanting to carve picture frames but want to try a box also. Thanks in advance for your help.

-- Stan, Shelbyville, Ky

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 03-23-2014 01:03 AM

I didn’t think that had any finish on it.

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

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