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Sculpted Reclaimed Cypress Box

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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 03-20-2011 05:48 PM 1282 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

cypress box with a walnut knob
The finish is laquer….7 coats…which seems to be my magic number.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.





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whitedog

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 06:15 PM

I like it.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 06:36 PM

Looks great Greg. The wood grain is perfect for this sculpted design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 06:58 PM

I love how you made the swirls continue along the different edges/planes of the box. It really adds to the continuous flow of design. Very sophisticated yet whimisical. Keep up the fantastic work!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 07:37 PM

Beautiful….the grain is spectacular….that’s a magnificent piece of cyprus…and you really made it pop. Did you power carve or did hand carve? Great job!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Stephen Mines

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 09:04 PM

I can say WOW!, can’t I? This is a new look to me, very pleasing and engaging. A tiny bit reminiscent of Ron Fleming’s carved and turned bowls and Bill Hunter’s sculptural work but with much more freedom…guess that’s what inspired is. Really a fun feast for the eye.
Stephen

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 11:57 PM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 03-21-2011 07:36 AM

I really like the box. What i can not understand is how you make the curves. I usually take a grinder and start carving but how do you keep je neat lines on top?

I’m looking forward to the next one

rick

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#8 posted 03-21-2011 06:19 PM

I always enjoy looking at these boxes you make. The design on the legs is awesome.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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Trillium

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#9 posted 03-22-2011 09:10 PM

Your boxes are inspiring! I will be making room for more tools soon!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Lou

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