Louisiana Sinker Cypress Box

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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 428 days ago 1531 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…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#1 posted 428 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 428 days ago

Greg that one flows so nice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 428 days ago

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

-- Tim, Sydney Australia,,

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#4 posted 428 days ago

Is a work of art, compliments.

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#5 posted 428 days ago

it just flows, very nicely done


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#6 posted 428 days ago

Fantastic – what else is there to say

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#7 posted 428 days ago

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

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#8 posted 428 days ago

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 428 days ago

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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#10 posted 427 days ago

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 427 days ago

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

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#12 posted 427 days ago

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

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#13 posted 427 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 427 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#15 posted 427 days ago

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

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