#4 in the Louisiana Sinker Cypress Box Series

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Project by longgone posted 07-11-2012 01:48 AM 3234 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.

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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 ~~~

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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

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#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.

-- 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.

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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.

-- 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""

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#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..!

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#15 posted 07-13-2012 01:15 AM

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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