Experiment in Texture

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Project by Bill posted 05-26-2014 01:05 PM 1339 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is 7×10x4 and is built with eastern red cedar and spalted maple. When I started to carve it, I got stung by the crazy bug and decided to leave it rough and burn it and see what happens. I really like the black on red with this, and I am definitely going to try it again now that I know what it is going to do.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 01:46 PM

That I like, good job. Continue the experiment’ :)

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 01:52 PM

Awesome job. You should do a blog on the building of one of those.

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

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#3 posted 05-26-2014 01:54 PM

Burn some cherry…magnificent results …. Keep experimenting ! and thanks !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 02:42 PM

This is definitely an eye catcher. Beautiful and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 04:43 PM

What you call “crazy” I call “creative”. It’s a WOW! Piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 09:29 PM

I’d say this is crazy-cool-as-heck (wanted to say something else). Beee-u-teee-ful!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 10:20 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#8 posted 05-26-2014 11:56 PM

I’ve seen a lot of “torched” pine and wasn’t impressed but it worked really well with the sculpted cedar!

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

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 02:49 AM

Very beautiful box, Bill!!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 05-27-2014 06:29 AM

Bill, I must say that you are living up to your motto of “putting the mental in experimental.” It is fun for us to see what kind of crazy you are willing to try next. You certainly are fearless. Keep a fire extinguisher near by. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 11:08 AM

Very nice box and what an amazing idea to burn the wood and it has given it a very unique look. Like all the LJ’s I look forward to seeing what you come up with next…keep those amazing ideas coming.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 05-29-2014 06:16 AM

great box

-- Gintaras,

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