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Here the spalted oak so I top was supposed …linseed oil.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.





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pimpson

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#1 posted 1446 days ago

That is the first time i have seen spalted oak it looks great

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Jordan

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#2 posted 1446 days ago

Actually, it does look like a tree…so what exactly does spalted mean? Whatever, it’s sure nice looking.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1446 days ago

Splated lumber comes from trees that were either cut or have fallen and have sat out in damp conditions for quite a while. The spalting somes from dampness getting into the wood for an extended time and causing mold or mildew that changes the color and darkens the grain.

Some people might have more of a technical explanation but this is how I understand it. The oak I have comes from trees that were knocked down during August 29, 2005 when hurricane Katrina hit us in Louisiana. I will never forget it because it destroyed everything I accumulated during my lifetime..
The oak I have comes from logs that sat in the woods for a couple of years before a friend with a portable sawmill and solar kiln was able to cut and dry them. I have somewhere between 400-500 bd ft of oak…alot of it quarter sawn. Some really beautiful wood !!!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 1445 days ago

I have never seen spalted oak. I really like the grain color. Beautiful box.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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stumpybear

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#5 posted 1445 days ago

That is Real nice!! Never heard the term spalted. Now I know what to call the lumber I use with the same look! I have used pine with the same type grain…Thanks!!

-- Stumpybear,Petersburg PA

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kansas

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#6 posted 1445 days ago

Very nice, must have taken quite some time to scultp it.

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mtkate

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#7 posted 1445 days ago

Great sculpting job. And finishing. Wow.

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 1445 days ago

Very Nice! As all your boxes are. I really like this.
I think it looks like a tree sculpture also.
Nice touch with the laminated handle.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Woodwrecker

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#9 posted 1445 days ago

Another great box Greg.
Your sculpting does look like tree and the total box looks great.
I have a lot of spalted oak that I got reclaimed and I hope I can do it close to as much justice as you have.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

-- Having fun...Eric

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donjoe

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#10 posted 1445 days ago

As usual another great box Greg. I agree that the spalted oak looks great. Very nice grain pattern and color.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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learnin2do

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#11 posted 1445 days ago

I love it -and it looks like a tree image to me

-- christine

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