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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 310 days ago 1107 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I called this box Erosion because I am trying to get an extremely weathered and eroded look.. A work in progress for a weathered and aged appearance. I learn a little something from each box that I can either apply or delete to the next one.
The wood is some good old Louisiana Sinker Cypress.
the finish is rubbed in dirt sealed with lacquer.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 310 days ago

Very beautiful. Even your experiments are incredible.

-- 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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Blackie_

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#2 posted 310 days ago

You better now let Shelby from Axe Men see you taking his logs :) LOL

Another nice one Greg, I think I favor this one a little more then the two sisters :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 310 days ago

Greg, I really like this one! Looks like it sat for years and years and was found and cleaned up. So old, and so beautiful looking.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 310 days ago

It looks like it was salvaged from an old shipwreck. Was that rubbed in dirt authentic swamp mud? It has such a nice black tint (and wonderful aroma).

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 310 days ago

WOW, is that ever a beautiful box. It is a real eye catcher!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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amagineer

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#6 posted 310 days ago

You have made it look like you just dug it up after 100 years, nice work. Sinker cypress has a great grain.
-don

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

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 310 days ago

Soon we’ll be calling you “Father Nature the box sculptor” Nice, You will have quite a variety for your next show.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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SnowyRiver

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#8 posted 310 days ago

Beautiful box. Excellent work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Hawaiilad

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#9 posted 310 days ago

Rubbed in dirt you say….you make boxes much differently than I do…great job Greg

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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jap

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#10 posted 310 days ago

love it

-- Joel

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 310 days ago

Thanks everyone…!
One thing I really enjoy with the experimenting is not having an exact visualization of what the end result will be. This is the first time I used a dirt rub finish and I did not know what to expect. Usually with a different finish I will experiment on a scrap…but I didn’t this time….might be the start of something new…minwax dirt stain?

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 310 days ago

Another beautiful box Greg….Your an artist in wood.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Roger

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#13 posted 310 days ago

Perfectly named, and awesome, as always.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Granddaddy1

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#14 posted 310 days ago

Another beautiful box, Greg!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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abie

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#15 posted 310 days ago

OK Greg: for another experiment try burning the wood, then using a wire brush to clean out some of the char.
it also will take away some of the grain.
I did this on and old ship hatch cover then sealed with clear gloss.
made a nice table which looked good in my old
Hippy apartment. ( I lived in the S.F. Area)
Cheers.

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

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