|Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor||posted 02-24-2013 11:43 PM||1764 views||3 times favorited||26 comments|
Gator Bait is created from a very old piece of Sinker Cypress from Bayou Sorrel in the Louisiana Swamps.
This box has very limited sculpting because some pieces of Sinker Cypress have so much resin in them …making it almost impossible to sand since it gums up sandpaper after less than a minute of sanding…
Usually I cut a sample piece from the cypress board I am using to make a box and give it a test run on the sanding before cutting, fitting and gluing the box together…but I got complacent on this since the last few cypress boxes were not as resinous.
Anyhoo, I like the way it came out. 12×8x5 1/2 with lacqueer finish and alligator bottom.
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