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Project by longgone posted 11-23-2013 05:07 AM 2103 views 6 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sounded like a Good name for this box since that is what I had for dinner tonight…(not a box for dinner…I didn’t eat a box for dinner)
Here is a Louisiana Sinker Cypress box that I cut out and glued together the other day. The grain in the wood looked so good and I decided to sculpt it with some softer flowing lines after looking at some old photos of rocks in a flowing creek that have been worn smooth by time.

The finish is 5 coats of lacquer and it is waxed and buffed.

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 06:45 AM

Another winner Greg

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 06:56 AM

We know you live drink and eat boxes! LOL! Earlier today I was thinking about how far you’ve gone down the creative road these past three years. Nice!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 07:17 AM

Greg, I like the organic flow of the boxes you have been creating with this less severe style of carving. I have been accused of making my boxes look like a used bar of soap. If you are not careful you will be found guilty of the same offense. Nice work. This flowing design really appeals to my eye.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 07:25 AM

I’m thinking the crab meat often put in gumbo?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 08:10 AM

Great job

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 10:47 AM

Love it the grain really is beautiful. It always suprisses me of what kinda beauty you find in it.
Thanks for sharing it with us Greg.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 10:52 AM

Very nice Greg. I really like this one because of the more softer curves in the sculpting, very flowing and the grain pattern in the wood is great. You must be getting low in alligator leather Greg, you will have to go out and bag another one soon…lol Awesome looking box as with all your boxes.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 11:38 AM

I like the softer look. Also like the gator interior

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 01:08 PM

I like it…a lot

-- Steve--

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#10 posted 11-23-2013 01:10 PM

Nice work Greg !

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#11 posted 11-23-2013 02:05 PM

Great look! Love the grain flow. The soft sculpting really brings it out. That gator skin is killer.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#12 posted 11-23-2013 03:12 PM

Yep another winner, very nice Greg.

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#13 posted 11-23-2013 03:17 PM

This one reminds me of caramel candy. Good enough to eat.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 11-23-2013 03:29 PM

Very nice box, I would love to know how you carve the wood so perfectly.

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#15 posted 11-23-2013 03:45 PM

The kind and generous comments given by everyone always mean a lot…Thank you everyone...!

A1Jim…thanks…WOW, I noticed that you are nearing 100,000 posts..that is tremendous. You always are supportive for everyone and constantly have been a cornerstone here on Lumberjocks…

Doc…don’t give me any crazy ideas..I might have to sculpt a box out of chocolate or turkey or something delicimious..

Big Al…Always good to hear from you. I never had a vision of your boxes looking like a bar of soap (does that translate into clean lines…?) What we all must strive for is variety, originality and creativity. I always find that each box opens at least one small idea that can be somehow incorporated into a future box…

Hoss…thanks…having fun making these always is important..

aussiedave… thanks. I like the softer sculpting and the smoother look….but then again, my favorite box always seems to be the one I am currently working on.

MichelleTwo…Much appreciated… the softer sculpting has a nice feel to it and I plan to use it with some other woods…I have a feeling that it will be with a TigerWood box I have sitting on the workbench…

Shopdog…thanks Much…

Cabmaker…just having fun.

tefinn…this piece of cypress has such a nice grain and it worked out as a good match for this box. Many times I really get surprised by the grain once I get into sculpting because it brings out grain configurations that were hidden when the board was flat.

Randy…I appreciate it. Time to get back to the worktable…or should I re-name it the fun-table.

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