Bugs dont bug me

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Project by bigogre posted 773 days ago 1630 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another live edge walnut box, this time with box elder. roughly 4×8x4. I don’t measure much, it tends to get in the way for me. The holes in the wood are from a borer beetle that had its way with the tree.

As a side note I turned a large bowl from this same tree, and when I was applying the first coats of lacquer, hundreds of little black beetles came crawling out. Guess they didn’t like the fumes. Kind of made me wonder how much of the moisture on my face guard was really just bug guts.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 773 days ago

Big Ogre,

You are really cranking out the work and the postings. I like the free and expressive feel of your latest boxes. It is nice to be able to see several views so we can get a real feel for your work. Including sizes helps give me perspective about what I am seeing. Thanks for all of that. The bottom swosh is a nice touch. Are you selling your work now? Thanks for sharing your work with us and taking us along on your creative journey.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 773 days ago

I LOVE the bugholes.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 773 days ago

These are really nice and I love the wood.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 773 days ago

Very Nicely done. You did a great job with this one.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 773 days ago

Very good looking box…! I likes the live edge.
Maybe you are on to something for getting ris of the bugs…spray lacquer. Many forums have discussed the borer bugs.
Personally, I live the smell of freshly sprayed lacquer

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 773 days ago

Yes I too like quality beetle infested wood so long as the larvae is long gone.Looks great.Bug guts is not for me.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 773 days ago

great looking box. I like the live edge walnut top and the design of the front.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Raymond Thomas

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#8 posted 773 days ago

Great looking box! When you clean off your face guard you will find out what was moisture and what wasn’t – LOL.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#9 posted 772 days ago

Live edge and bug holes, what’s not to like?

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

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#10 posted 772 days ago

Try a soaking with CA glue …..
that way, the bugs become ONE with your project and will not crawl out..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#11 posted 771 days ago

Like the foot design and the live edge. Don

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