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#4 in the Louisiana Sinker Cypress Box Series

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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 648 days ago 1950 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com





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JoeyG

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#1 posted 648 days ago

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.

Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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FloridaArt

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#2 posted 648 days ago

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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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 648 days ago

“Ka chunk” there goes another one. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 648 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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grizzman

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#5 posted 648 days ago

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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Boxguy

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#6 posted 648 days ago

Greg,

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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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 648 days ago

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 647 days ago

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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Roger

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#9 posted 647 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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amagineer

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#10 posted 647 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#11 posted 647 days ago

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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LittlePaw

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#12 posted 646 days ago

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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MonteCristo

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#13 posted 646 days ago

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""

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 646 days ago

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..!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 646 days ago

Greg, Woodcraft is the only place I have seen it. $17/bf jointed and planed.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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