|Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor||posted 09-28-2013 04:45 AM||1249 views||6 times favorited||18 comments|
Yesterday I pulled out a rough cut board from my sinker cypress stickered pile. This comes from part of a log that has been drying for over a year that started out with a moisture content in excess of 65%. As I ran it through my planer this tight grained board emerged.
I usually prefer a very wavy grain because it has a lot more character and beauty…so I decided that I would use this board for 2 matching boxes since the grain was so very uniform throughout.
There are very subtle differences that aren’t noticed by the untrained eye…but if you look closely you can see the slight differences in the grain that distinguishes the two boxes apart.
The lifts are made from a piece of Black Palm that I had forgotten about and has been gathering dust until a recent cleanup.
The design is a bit different and not sculpted because I am trying to complete 6 more boxes before we leave for the Louisville show. These were a fast and easy build and I completed both in a day.
-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.