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This old sinker cypress has a beauty that far suprasses the new growth cypress. It is a joy to work with…even with the strong resin content.
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#1 posted 07-11-2012 01:51 AM
Greg, you are nailing it in this series. Each one keeps getting better. This is my favorite so far.
Looking for to seeing more of these. There will be more I hope.
As always, thanks so much for sharing.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks
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#2 posted 07-11-2012 02:06 AM
Another winner! How many of these have you made now? You are cranking them out like a machine! Each one is a joy to look at.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida
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#3 posted 07-11-2012 02:47 AM
“Ka chunk” there goes another one. :-)
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
#4 posted 07-11-2012 03:35 AM
Joey…I always have fun making these and it a constant challenge to keep them a bit different. One good thing about making alot of boxes is getting practice. I like working with the sinker cypress and am going to go get a load of it and some pecky cypress on thursday. I want to make a new display with the pecky cypress.
Art… I think this box is somewhere around number 84 and I am still looking forward to the next one.
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#5 posted 07-11-2012 03:52 AM
greg it is always a complete pleasure seeing your work, seem like a lot of the projects posted then days are very simplistic, and your work is always so refreshing…keep at it, im quite a bit slower with my projects , but i do have one coming and its being made for a young boy who has gone though a lot…but ill tell the story when i post it…....but i sure am enjoying to…and yours are always so inspiring…keep it up…
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#6 posted 07-11-2012 05:02 AM
You get a better flow on these as you go. They look almost molten. Thanks for taking us along on your creative journey.
-- Big Al in IN
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#7 posted 07-11-2012 09:07 AM
They are amazing. Your time spent on each one shows your desire for perfection. You’re one of my inspirations.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#8 posted 07-11-2012 10:38 AM
Great work, Ill have to look at your others to refresh my memerory. But this one is a real beauty! I have always like these style of boxes.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#9 posted 07-11-2012 12:02 PM
I see your boxes as beautiful fantasies. You really know how to make them whimsical, and I like every one of em.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
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#10 posted 07-11-2012 04:59 PM
The age of the sinker cypress shows it age with the close growth rings which make the box really stand out. Everytime I see one of your boxes, I am tempted to go buy an angle grinder and try making one.-Don
-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!
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#11 posted 07-12-2012 01:27 AM
Greg, I’m running out of praise faster than you’re running out of boxes. The sinker cypress is definately my favorite. For some reason this one has a prehistoric look (like that dinosaur with the three horns). You finish continues to amaze me. Do you get this wood in a rough sawn state? All I see here is finished and way out of my price range.
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
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#12 posted 07-12-2012 03:29 PM
What else can I or anyone say about your work, Greg? You are the top and we all look up to you and learn from you!
-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.
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#13 posted 07-12-2012 06:33 PM
Interesting lines. Especially in the first pix it has a look that reminds me of Chinese dragon art.
-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""
#14 posted 07-12-2012 07:40 PM
grizzman…I appreciate the thoughtfulness of your comment. Alot of projects posted are simplistic as you stated, but I am sure this is affected by the time restraints of many and the skill level that have at the present time. Woodworking is a lifetime skill learning experience and I have most certainly made more than my share of simplistic projects.
amagineer…stop being tempted to buy a grinder and just go buy one. You will be glad you did and it can be a new adventure in creativeness.
Andy…What do they chgarge in your area for the sinker cypress? It is fairrly common around here. I just picked up a load of sinker cypress this morning. It is newly rough cut from logs recently pulled from the swamps and has a 47% moisture content…but I paid $3 a ft for it.
LittlePaw…thanks…I sent sent you a response to your pm
Monte…first time someone said it reminded them of Chinese dragon art. I don’t really pay attention to dragon art… but thanks..!
#15 posted 07-13-2012 01:15 AM
Greg, Woodcraft is the only place I have seen it. $17/bf jointed and planed.
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