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Just playing around and experimenting with something different. No sculpted boxes were harmed in the making of this newest attempt at something different.
May 17, 2013
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#1 posted 05-16-2013 07:26 PM
Mr. Greg, was this a stain or paint and how did you mess with it? Is it some type of paint thinner? Or a different color paint than the red? (I’m a new guy trying to pick up some tips). Either way it’s very eye catching. Great job
-- Just trying to build something beautiful
#2 posted 05-16-2013 07:42 PM
Kaleb…I sprayed a red lacquer on first and then sanded it to remove part of it before spraying clear lacquer.
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#3 posted 05-16-2013 07:49 PM
greg, good one, i love it, im sure there will be folks who would like this in say blue or green or whatever color, i thinks its a great idea, and a new twist…good luck my friend…
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#4 posted 05-16-2013 07:57 PM
Let me see, put it on, take some off, sand it, seal it. Looks real nice. You opened a new trend for me. Looks great.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.
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#5 posted 05-16-2013 09:06 PM
Greg another great effectIt reminds me of weathered sheds blown bythe wind sand and saltVery nice.Jamie
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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#6 posted 05-16-2013 09:30 PM
Another nice one, again I’d like to see some pics of it in the open position.
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#7 posted 05-16-2013 10:11 PM
Ah ha. Thanks Mr. Greg
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#8 posted 05-16-2013 10:21 PM
Nice effect with the laquers.
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#9 posted 05-17-2013 12:21 AM
It does have a worn/weathered look. I’m thinking you need a fairly porous wood for this technique? Not sure what your’s is made of?
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
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#10 posted 05-17-2013 01:41 AM
It looks like siding from an old oak barn. Nice look and texture. Play is a good thing. It lets the mind grow, exercise and heal.
-- Big Al in IN
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#11 posted 05-17-2013 01:44 AM
did you seal it first? You should have a wide variety in the Cajin Box Store for the next show.
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
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#12 posted 05-17-2013 02:17 AM
I Like it ..Much easier than sculpting..easier on the lungs too.TNX for sharing
-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.
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#13 posted 05-17-2013 02:19 AM
Almost like antiquing finish. It looks like one of those puzzles we did when we were younger. A puzzle box? Nice variation.-don
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#14 posted 05-17-2013 02:32 AM
I like the idea that you never quit trying something new. Great look. Hope they do well for you.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
#15 posted 05-17-2013 04:14 AM
Thanks everyone for all of the generous comments. I always have a good feeling when creating something different that comes out good.
Grizzman…I like the red accents and have been thinking of other colors that would not look cheezy. Always an experiment for a new look and effect.
doubleDD …always good to test the new ideas. I always experiment on a scrap piece of wood from the same board to test the finish…don’t want to take a chance on a box that might not look good with a new technique/finish.
Jamie…I did get the idea from an old red barn down the road…
Knothead62…spending some time experimenting with some of the scrap pieces sometimes produces a surprise…and sometimes..well…
Andy…this box is from the same piece of oak that I made the last sculpted box.
Big Al…I did get the idea from an old red barn down the road but it was not oak it was cypress. I have driven by it a thousand times and finally walked over to it and checked it out up close.
Thomas…I sprayed red lacquer on first …then sanded most off and then sealed it with clear lacquer.
Abie…it is easier than sculpting but I don’t look for easy, I look for different creative ideas. Sculpting is most certainly my favorite style and I am working on a sculpted box with this type of finish..
amagineer…definitely a lot of finishing possibility combinations and techniques. It is easy to get settled into a particular finish style…I used a spray lacquer finish on many of my boxes…but I really needed to have more variety.
Monte…All of us have to try new ideas with our work and style or we get stagnant before long…especially if we produce a good bit of work… I have a feeling these will do well…
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