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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 151 days ago

It’s beautiful, but I have to admit that I expected more patterns to show. Bamboo is way too expensive for my shop.

-- 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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FloridaArt

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#2 posted 151 days ago

Another winner!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 151 days ago

Greg,

Nice Piece but I’ve not seen anything even just good from you. LOL!

Some thoughts? High quality plywood laminated and shaped? Palet boards?

When I lived in Arkansas people had bambo growing like crazy in their yards. Maybe some lumber yard closer to home could get it for you?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#4 posted 151 days ago

That turned out beautiful Greg and is something a little different to work with .
I suggest you check out Bamboo flooring there maybe a partial box available left over from a installation for a good price .
I use a lot of hardwood flooring that comes my way for free and once the finish is removed it is great for all kinds of projects .

-- Kiefer 松

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bugz

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#5 posted 151 days ago

Cool, as always. I also have looked at the bamboo, for use in boxes. Price is steep, and not much character, but with your sculpting it looks good. Keep them coming, Greg.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 151 days ago

A nice box but the bamboo doesn’t really show a lot of bamboo characteristics. The tiger starand bamboo is a lot wilder looking but I found it very “splintery” and somewhat hard to finish. I think you would really like hedge or mulberry. If I can find any logs, I’ll try to cut some for you.

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

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2x4xDoug

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#7 posted 151 days ago

Did it carve nice?

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shipwright

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#8 posted 151 days ago

Not crazy about this one Greg. Your work here is the usual top notch that we’ve all come to expect but the material just doesn’t do you justice.
You have such a talent for coaxing the best out of figured and coloured woods and for me any way this pricey bamboo just isn’t giving you anything to work with.
Not to say that you didn’t get all there was to get out of it, there just wasn’t much there.
Go back to real wood and leave the grass for the cows. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Box

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#9 posted 151 days ago

Thanks for the input…I got it out of my system to use it for sculpting and don’t think I would buy any more to use. Not worth spending any more money for it… I do have another box that I made from the bamboo and will use it….but I will definitely stick to some real hardwoods with grain that sings…I am now looking to find some nice sycamore. ...I have been admiring its beauty that I have seen in some of the great projects of other Lumberjocks.

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Wolfdaddy

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#10 posted 151 days ago

Your boxes are mesmerizing. I can’t wait to see what you come up with in sycamore. Pretty stuff.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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Tooch

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#11 posted 150 days ago

the aspect of bamboo that I really like is when you see the crazy grain patterns of the “knuckles” where the shoots meet (for lack of better terms). by shaping this piece you created a little more of that, which is kind of cool. nice work as always

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Michael Anthony Zelonis

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#12 posted 150 days ago

Wonderful texture to the carving on the box, I actually like the subtle figure of the bamboo. I like the alligator hide bottom as well!

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 150 days ago

What can I say that I have not said so many times before, another gem of a box with beautiful contrasting woods. The thing I like about your boxes Greg is they are all different, yes the shape is the same square or rectangular but each one is sculpted totally different and having it’s own persona. Keep them coming as I never get tired of seeing them.

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

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michelletwo

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#14 posted 150 days ago

I adore the sculpting patterns on this one..the material, ah, not so much. But there is a buyer out there who will like it. You don’t know, what you don’t know, until you work with a material. I think this is still a lovely box.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Soundx

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#15 posted 150 days ago

Awesome look. Love to learn from you pros.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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