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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 1381 days ago 1455 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One thing I have learned about taking pictures of a mirror frame is to leave the mirror glass out for the photos.

This frame is made of spalted oak and finished with boiled linseed oil and wax.

-- 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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Richard

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#1 posted 1381 days ago

Very nice, Did it take a lot of hours to smooth out the surface? I have a hard time smoothing out my flat projects. Looking at this project and all your boxes, they look so rippled but yet so smooth. Great job

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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degoose

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#2 posted 1380 days ago

I have said this before and now have to say it again…. Take the grinder away from this man…
and give him a strait ….. edge… you thought I was going to say…jacket…lol

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1380 days ago

naa he just need a steam iron to plane with

great frame Greg

Dennis

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 1380 days ago

Richard, It is definitely time consuming and takes alot of sanding…but I like the look.

degoose, I already am in a striaght jacket..They just let me out to go in my workshop.

Dennis, now that is an idea..A steam powered grinder…Have to put on my thinking straight jacket to figure out a design for that one.

-- 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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deon

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#5 posted 1380 days ago

Cool and fishy

-- Dreaming patterns

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 1380 days ago

I love the look of this- all that texture. Do you do this with a grinder? dremel tool?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4927 posts in 1903 days


#7 posted 1380 days ago

hello rivergirl, I use a grinder, a foredom electric carver and alot of hand sanding. I guess a dremel would do the same as the foredom…I just happen to have the foredom

-- 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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Manasseh

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#8 posted 1379 days ago

OK, I just have to add this to my favorites and buy one of those grinders to get the birdie off my back and build one of these. I scored some spalted wood that is at the mill now. This would be perfect use for some of those natural edge cut offs.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 1379 days ago

Another great one

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Edward83

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#10 posted 1378 days ago

Greg This is the best one yet, another great piece!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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