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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 09-18-2017 09:56 PM 1554 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed this wall hanging today. The thought of combining a rustic wormhole look with a more polished piece has been running through my brain and I finally decided to give it a go so I could give my brain a rest from thinking about it and get some sleep.

This was made using a really nice piece of Red Tidewater Cypress with a border of Leapordwood.
The finished size is about 22×14” and is about 1” thick… The finish is Lacquer. I considered a contrasting stain on part of it but decided to leave well enough alone on this one and save that idea for the next one.

We’re taking it to the Nashville Craft Show this weekend to see if I can find it a new home on someone’s wall.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"





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shipwright

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#1 posted 09-18-2017 11:41 PM

Very interesting ….... (vague reference to Rown and Martin’s Laugh In)
I like it Greg!

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

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 09-19-2017 12:16 AM

Like it a lot.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 09-19-2017 02:21 AM

Nice outside the box work. Keep expanding organically

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 09-19-2017 02:24 AM

Really cool

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

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oldwood

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#5 posted 09-19-2017 03:29 AM

Very nice! Love working with cypress.
The first picture made me strain my eyes. Second picture made me realize what I thought I saw in the first was an optical illusion. I though the holes were in cones rising from the surface

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kiefer

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#6 posted 09-19-2017 01:34 PM

Interesting Piece of modern art .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 09-19-2017 03:54 PM

This wall plaque is a beautiful piece and very interesting.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 09-19-2017 05:57 PM

Thanks everyone…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#9 posted 09-19-2017 06:17 PM

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#10 posted 09-19-2017 06:46 PM

Great carving – reminds me of seaweed drifting on the currents. No need for stain on this one, the beauty of the wood is sufficient. Best wishes for success at the crafts show and thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 09-20-2017 05:05 AM

Beautiful carving, looks like stirred warm Brie cheese!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 09-20-2017 05:20 PM

Pretty interesting and cool stuff.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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