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I made this box today with some of the sinker cypress that I have on hand. There is no finish on this box because the rustic look is better without a finish in my opinion…The bottom is lined with red leather.8×4x4
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#1 posted 11-12-2013 05:05 AM
That’s some very awesome wood. Good job.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#2 posted 11-12-2013 05:10 AM
As Jim Carey in the Mask said “I LIKE IT!”
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
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#3 posted 11-12-2013 05:37 AM
Greg the carvings really look deep in this one. Super nice job. How thick are the sides?
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.
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#4 posted 11-12-2013 06:09 AM
Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!
-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?
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#5 posted 11-12-2013 07:18 AM
Wow, that cypres sure looks great. Bet your shop is still full of that balsamic odor. ( Cool box as usual too)
-- Dreaming patterns
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#6 posted 11-12-2013 08:34 AM
Greg, this one has a pre-historic feel.
-- Big Al in IN
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#7 posted 11-12-2013 08:53 AM
Once again you have made a very lovely box Greg
-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,
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#8 posted 11-12-2013 11:53 AM
Amazing wood Greg and another awesome sculpted box…excellent.
-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....
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#9 posted 11-12-2013 12:59 PM
This is fantastic, Greg. That red interior really makes the outside pop even more. I like the lid and handle as well
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
#10 posted 11-12-2013 03:30 PM
Thanks everyone…the cypress is easy to sculpt and carve since it is a fairly soft wood. The completed piece comes together fast because with this textured/aged look I don’t have to spend as many hours sanding in order to get the super smooth finish. My weathered sculpted boxes sold quickly at the recent shows so i will be making a bunch more for the next show in December…
Monte…thanks…I just saw your mug shot postings and I like them. What size are they and how much do they hold?
Doc…now only if i could get Jim Carey to buy some boxes…
Dave…the sides started out at 7/8 and the top started out at 3/4…some spots end up around 1/4” after completion.
Rick…thanks…tain’t nothing but a whole lot of enjoyment and fun in the shop.
Deon…the shop always has such a nice smell to it with the different woods…I need to add some aromatic cedar..
Big Al…good thought…maybe I can call it a Dinosaur Keepsake Box.
Hawaiilad…I appreciate it…making these is always fun
aussiedave…thanks….the sinker cypress has such a unique history and story that goes with it and I always like to tell it to most people at the shows because they realize they are getting a special wood.
Roger…mucho appreciationiated…the red leather was a unique find because it was from a Red Bull…but obviously I will have do dye my own now because this was the last piece I had left from the hide I bought a while back…and the Red Bulls are becoming an endangered species…
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#11 posted 11-12-2013 07:43 PM
Way Cool,It has movement…Love that shape…
-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...
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#12 posted 11-12-2013 08:48 PM
so very nice greg, i love this wood, you sure are lucky to have it and to be able to work it and make something from it, and true to form , you did a great job…
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#13 posted 11-12-2013 09:26 PM
This one looks great!
-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted
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#14 posted 11-13-2013 12:37 AM
Another great one! That box has some real horns on it!
-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.
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#15 posted 11-13-2013 09:52 AM
Nice job on the carving, a question What sort of tools are you using to create that effect.
If I didn’t know any better I would say it looks like a surfies wax box with all the “waves” breaking around it
-- Regards Robert
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