Louisiana Sinker Cypress Box

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Project by longgone posted 05-21-2013 05:04 AM 2139 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made from some of the fantastic Louisiana sinker cypress I acquired about a year ago. The grain is awesome and is one of those rare pieces that stands out with the variety of color.
12×8x6. I still have to complete the removable tray for this one and several others. I guess I will have a tray-making day soon…

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 05:10 AM

Absolutely love the sinker Cypress. Great character. How long does it take to dry it out?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 06:13 AM

Greg that one flows so nice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 06:30 AM

Again you have beautiful work you one gifted man this is AWESOME.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 07:37 AM

Is a work of art, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 08:16 AM

it just flows, very nicely done


-- 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 05-21-2013 08:23 AM

Fantastic – what else is there to say

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 09:35 AM

Another nice one Greg and I’ve been wanting to see some open box pictures thanks. :)

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 11:25 AM

Greg your work is one of a kind. I could wish i was that talented.Thanks for the post.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 11:31 AM

With your box design and the grain of the sunken cypress, the box has a mesmerizing effect. Wonderful piece of work.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Kaleb the Swede

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#10 posted 05-21-2013 12:47 PM

Wow! Love the figure in that wood Mr. Greg. The lines almost give it the look of still being ‘sunk’. Really cool

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#11 posted 05-21-2013 01:04 PM

Great work! Mother Nature and you are an unbeatable combo.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#12 posted 05-21-2013 01:33 PM

love the top swirls..they really draw in my eye..

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#13 posted 05-21-2013 01:39 PM

Absolutely beautiful box and it’s well executed. The wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 05-21-2013 02:00 PM

Once again you have taken wonderful wood and made an eyecatching creation that makes you want to
pick it up and carefully rub it. I know that sounds sappy, but woodworkers understand. Thank you for

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#15 posted 05-21-2013 02:20 PM

Greg, what exactly did you use for the carving? Some sort of grinder blade?

-- --Dale Page

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