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I always look forward to the moments when I plane into a piece of wood and find out what lies beneath the surface. Sculpt a little deeper and it even reveals more with the changing surface curves.

I can create a box that is fairly similar in design out of two different wood types and the results are as different as night and day. This is a box I completed this afternoon for my booth at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this weekend.

Cocobolo and finished with seven coats of lacquer. I still need to buff it out and I will do that tomorrow evening after the lacquer has a few more hours to thoroughly dry.

-- Greg the Cajun Box Sculptor

Hey Paul…thanks…looking forward to Jazz Fest. It has been a great show for us in the past.
If you haven’t used Cocobolo before you are going to really like it…a most beautiful wood.
I always wipe down the area to be glued with Acetone just before gluing. I use epoxy glue on it since it is an oily wood.

-- Greg the Cajun Box Sculptor

I like this one Greg. As it happens I was using a bit of cocobolo today myself, turned a handle for my burnisher. It is some pretty wood. Do you do anything special to prep it for glueing?
Good luck at the Jazz Fest.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.


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