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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 155 days ago 1048 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

-- 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 155 days ago

That’s some very awesome wood. Good job.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 155 days ago

As Jim Carey in the Mask said “I LIKE IT!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 155 days ago

Greg the carvings really look deep in this one. Super nice job. How thick are the sides?

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Rick

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#4 posted 155 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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deon

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#5 posted 155 days ago

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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Boxguy

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#6 posted 155 days ago

Greg, this one has a pre-historic feel.

-- Big Al in IN

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Hawaiilad

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#7 posted 155 days ago

Once again you have made a very lovely box Greg

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 155 days ago

Amazing wood Greg and another awesome sculpted box…excellent.

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 155 days ago

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@bellsouth.net

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 155 days ago

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…

-- 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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facecarver

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#11 posted 155 days ago

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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grizzman

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#12 posted 155 days ago

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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majuvla

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#13 posted 155 days ago

This one looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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tefinn

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#14 posted 155 days ago

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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robscastle

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#15 posted 154 days ago

Greg,

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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