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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 03-18-2019 05:02 AM 344 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a sampling of some of my Lichtenberg wall art pieces.

These are just plain fun to make. The sizes vary quite a bit and are based upon whatever size pieces of wood I have in the shop…

So far I have made somewhere around 75 or more of these different pieces and most were just experimenting.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"





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TroutmanDesigns

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#1 posted 03-18-2019 11:12 AM

How much baking powder do you use per cup? I have been playing with different mixtures, and I think a heaping tablespoon is best per cup, interested in your opinion, I like your projects. Are you using microwave or neon transformer?

-- TM

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bigblockyeti

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#2 posted 03-18-2019 11:23 AM

Those look very cool, keep up the good work. I wonder how long it will be before someone posts that you need to be safe or you’ll electrocute yourself, LOL.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#3 posted 03-18-2019 11:44 AM

Great looking Greg. There must be unlimited ways these can be used in projects.

Bigblockyeti I already have warned about the dangers after hearing about 12 documented deaths from doing this, including one electrician, but I didn’t tell anyone they shouldn’t do it. Taking risks is a personal choice and people do that all the time, so who am I to tell them to stop?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-18-2019 01:51 PM

Very cool Greg. Always love your work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 03-18-2019 03:42 PM


How much baking powder do you use per cup? I have been playing with different mixtures, and I think a heaping tablespoon is best per cup, interested in your opinion, I like your projects. Are you using microwave or neon transformer?

- TroutmanDesigns


I use a tablespoon per cup. That seems to be a good mixture. However I have added more at times.
I use both types of transformers. A Variac also helps with the microwave…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#6 posted 03-18-2019 03:48 PM


Great looking Greg. There must be unlimited ways these can be used in projects.

- stefang


Thanks stefang… I have used this on a lot of different projects besides those in the photos. Boxes, clocks, photo frames and end tables…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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Gooseman

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#7 posted 03-23-2019 11:17 PM

Result is nice.. Way too risky…wayyyyy to much risk..
let,s remember basic safety rules…and teach safe woldworking..

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#8 posted 03-24-2019 11:52 AM

Greg those look awesome. A student was just showing me a video where a piece was fractal burned, then the person dripped melted crayons into the crevasses to blend colors from red to blue. I did a quick search and couldn’t find it to post here, but the end result added to the overall piece and looked terrific.

At some point I’m going to do the research to make one of these, but I have a few more items on the honey-do list to cross off first.

Great looking stuff!

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

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 03-24-2019 03:40 PM


Greg those look awesome. A student was just showing me a video where a piece was fractal burned, then the person dripped melted crayons into the crevasses to blend colors from red to blue. I did a quick search and couldn t find it to post here, but the end result added to the overall piece and looked terrific.

At some point I m going to do the research to make one of these, but I have a few more items on the honey-do list to cross off first.

Great looking stuff!

- Tooch


Thanks Tooch… I’ve seen numerous creative techniques that people have used for adding color to the fractal burns. The melted crayons are not one I have seen before. I have been putting a lacquer sealer on my pieces and doubt that it would adhere to crayons since they are wax. epoxy resin is another option.

Obviously this is new for me and I am learning as I go

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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