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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 07-26-2019 02:47 PM 1078 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been doing some sculpting lately and combining it with Lichtenburg burning. The sizes range between 12” tall to 30” tall. I’ve found that adding a taste of color has made a big difference.
These are sculpted first and then the lichtenburg burn is done. I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t be burned first…this is just my way of doing it.
The sculpting is maple and the base is either maple, canarywood or wenge.
The paint is water based from a local antique store down the road and it does an ok job. Since I do not spray it sanding is necessary to remove brush marks.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does





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Tooch

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#1 posted 07-26-2019 02:51 PM

Really cool! Do you burn and then sculpt, or sculpt and then burn?

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

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 07-26-2019 03:07 PM

Wow…......these are very attractive pieces.
How do I purchase one?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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MrWolfe

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#3 posted 07-26-2019 03:09 PM

Beautiful work and I agree that the color makes it pop. I also like the dark/light contrasts in the wood from the Lichtenburg fractal burns. What are you using for color?
Great job!!!
jon

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#4 posted 07-26-2019 03:12 PM

woe very cool looking sculptures,nice combo of colors and fractal burned woods.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 07-26-2019 04:38 PM



Really cool! Do you burn and then sculpt, or sculpt and then burn?

- Tooch


thanks…I do the sculpting first but I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t be burned first. It is just the way I did it.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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sras

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#6 posted 07-26-2019 04:39 PM

Wow! These look fantastic!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#7 posted 07-26-2019 04:42 PM



Wow…......these are very attractive pieces.
How do I purchase one?

- ohwoodeye


Thanks. The larger one with the blue is already sold and the others are going into 2 different galleries this Sunday. If you want to purchase one I can sell it to you prior to taking it to the galleries in New Orleans.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 07-26-2019 04:44 PM


Beautiful work and I agree that the color makes it pop. I also like the dark/light contrasts in the wood from the Lichtenburg fractal burns. What are you using for color?
Great job!!!
jon

- MrWolfe


The color is painted. I tried a stain on one but I had a problem with it bleeding into the area I didn’t want colored. The paint doesn’t bleed when I tape it off

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 07-26-2019 04:57 PM



Wow! These look fantastic!

- sras


thanks

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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leafherder

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#10 posted 07-26-2019 05:26 PM

Wow, truly beautiful. I bet these look great in groupings with the different colors, sizes, and shapes. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Phil32

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#11 posted 07-26-2019 05:57 PM

Very creative pieces Greg. I also admire the boxes in your gallery of projects.

Note: This box is walnut with wormy ironwood strips on the top.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#12 posted 07-26-2019 08:23 PM

Great work! Some of my fav colors.
Did you ever try a bright yellow or green?
What type of transformer did you use?

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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magicgil

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#13 posted 07-26-2019 09:22 PM

Wow! Awesome work! The colors and burning work well together. And the sculpted shapes are beautiful. Iv’e been wanting to experiment with Lichtenburg burning. What a great inspiration.

-- Cogito, Igitur, sculpo

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 07-26-2019 10:17 PM

As I said before “out of the box” thinking!

Oil paint or acrylic?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 07-26-2019 10:20 PM

I’m having trouble catching up! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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