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Forum topic by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 575 days ago 937 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4993 posts in 1935 days


575 days ago

A customer I am soing a commission piece for emailed me this photo today. He was not sure what it is and neither am I. It is most certainly wood but I have not seen a piece on the ground like this before.
He is going to bring it to me when his box is complete and we can determine if it useable in a project.
My guess is burl but it is not growing on a tree.
Any thoughts or opinions…?

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


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Wiltjason

55 posts in 589 days


#1 posted 575 days ago

sorry, the smartass in me is screaming ” cut into it with your forest saw blade and see if its a rock!”. but honestly it does pose some questions. the trees around it don’t look big enough for it to be a root ball. there looks to be another one behind it. i also thought it might be a cypress knee being in LA but it doesnt look to be wet enough for that either

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4993 posts in 1935 days


#2 posted 575 days ago

Wiltjason…It is definitely not a cypress knee. I have worked with cypress alot and have several cypress knees in my shop.
It is in the woods in St. Francisville, La. He will bring one to my shop when he picks up the box…but my curiosity is overpowering me.

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

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Wiltjason

55 posts in 589 days


#3 posted 575 days ago

mine is too now lol, if you could post pics of it oncr you get your hands on it that would be great!

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Dlow

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#4 posted 575 days ago

Its a Dinosaur egg, good eatin’!

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robert triplett

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#5 posted 575 days ago

That looks like one of those eggs that monsters hatch out of and then eat people. Be careful. I SEE ANOTHER IN THE BACKGROUND.

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

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smokey1945

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#6 posted 575 days ago

It probably ate the guy that was wearing the green cap!!!

-- TheShadeTreeWW If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 575 days ago

maybe petrified dinosaur poop?

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 575 days ago

It could be some kind of fungus … apparently dead!

I have seen tiny ones compared to this.
Cut them and spores come flying out!

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gfadvm

10724 posts in 1317 days


#9 posted 575 days ago

Greg- Look at the one in the background turned right side up. It looks like a black skull. SPOOKY! Those pics weren’t taken out behind Marie Laveaux’s house were they?

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

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Roger

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#10 posted 572 days ago

LOL…...... I’ve been to Marie Laveaux’s place….. and it’s awesome, but, spooky. Looks like a humungus mushroom. If you cut into it, you should have a good respirator on maybe. Look forward to the findings of this “X-File”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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dhazelton

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#11 posted 571 days ago

I agree with the fungus hypothesis. Google ‘petrified fungus’ and it does happen. It looks like a giant puffball I had growing on my lawn a few years ago (when you hit it with a mower – POOF – spoor dust a’flying!).

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#12 posted 571 days ago

I will definitely know more once I see it..will update info cause i am real curious.

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

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oldnovice

3691 posts in 1995 days


#13 posted 571 days ago

That’s what I conjectured and I’m sticking to it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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