Textured Louisiana sinker Cypress Box

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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 03-03-2014 at 03:38 PM 1195 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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box had been glued together on this one.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 at 03:43 PM

very cool, your boxes are always so unique, great work

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 at 03:44 PM

Great looking box Greg – I’ve got to try one of those one day (minus the sculpting).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 at 03:50 PM


This one must be really Cajan as it seems to be dancing to music and yellin Mo Gumbo! Cyprus, alligator leather and you!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 at 03:58 PM

Greg, I like the shaping on this one a LOT. I also like the stepped routing that form the legs. Again, very well designed and executed.

I looked for alligator while I was at the fabric store and ran across some simulated gator, dyed red. Do you use the real thing or is it the same as I’ve found?

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 at 03:59 PM

this one catches my eye..super wood..great look

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 at 04:14 PM

Wonderful sculpting once again, I can see why you like that sinker cypress. Rance, I think that Greg just
pulls up a few alligators when he is pulling up all the sinker cypress he is using, but he can not admit it or
the game warden and tree wardens would be all over him. ;<) Thank you once again for sharing your art with

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 at 04:15 PM

Beautiful wood, great work

-- 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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robert triplett

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 at 04:16 PM

Mighty fine work. The wood almost looks like a section of Ponderosa Pine bark. Glad you got around to finishing this one.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#9 posted 03-03-2014 at 04:25 PM

I really like this one Greg. Course, I’ve said that with every single box you’ve built.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 03-03-2014 at 05:13 PM

Honestly, I like your untextured sinker cypress better but this one is nice and is “different” from your others.

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

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#11 posted 03-03-2014 at 05:30 PM

Wow, absolutely beautiful. Great job buddy

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#12 posted 03-03-2014 at 06:30 PM

That’s cypress alright! Very familiar with it. Sculpting really brought out some interesting and attractive grain patterns. Nice one!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#13 posted 03-03-2014 at 07:45 PM

That’s a nice one Greg
I like how the grain shows and flows nicely at the mitres .
That’s a winner for sure .

-- Kiefer 松

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 03-03-2014 at 08:54 PM

I always sincerely appreciate the feedback that everyone takes the time to post. Thanks so very much…!

Although each wood type has its own characteristics and beauty, the sinker cypress is special to me because of it being a local wood and has been submerged in the swamps for so very many years. There are many other great woods with fantastic grain and color throughout the world…but variety is also a key to keep things interesting.

rance…I use some genuine alligator leather but I also use some simulated leather also. The processed alligator hide is very expensive (about 20 times more expensive than leather) and not something I run across that often.

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#15 posted 03-04-2014 at 07:30 AM

What a unique grain, very nice Greg.

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