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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 10-01-2019 04:20 AM 1338 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today was a busy day in the shop. I completed these 2 textured boxes.
They are both 8×6x3-1/2” and sealed with lacquer. Lift top and a cypress bottom.

-- 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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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 10-01-2019 04:32 AM

Wow Greg!!!
That is some gorgeous cypress. Those are some very cool little boxes.
You sure keep busy.
Jon

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#2 posted 10-01-2019 05:29 AM

Some of the sharpest looking wood I’ve seen. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 10-01-2019 11:12 AM

Nice boxes. That is some of the neatest wood!!.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-01-2019 11:40 AM

Love the grain,got me drooling .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#5 posted 10-01-2019 12:25 PM

Looks like something washed up from a shipwreck, in a good way.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#6 posted 10-01-2019 01:55 PM

Thanks yall… I like working with sinker cypress and it is far better looking than new growth cypress.
The only negative is that much of it has a very high resin content and constantly gums up the tools and sandpaper.
Other than that I love working with it. Just gotta make sure to clean the wood thoroughly with acetone prior to gluing and finishing.

-- 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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#7 posted 10-01-2019 02:48 PM

Truly a mystical wood, nice work!

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#8 posted 10-01-2019 02:58 PM

yeah that cypress is eye candy,really makes those boxes pop.

-- 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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#9 posted 10-01-2019 09:19 PM

Impressive wood. Nice boxes too. Due to the grain, I’m not sure of how distressed they are. I can see it from the sides mostly in that they aren’t quite flat.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 10-01-2019 11:18 PM

Very cool box

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#11 posted 10-01-2019 11:35 PM

The visuals on this wood is amazing! These boxes have character out the wazoo.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#12 posted 10-02-2019 12:33 AM

Love ‘em Greg

-- Gary, Florida

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#13 posted 10-03-2019 01:30 AM

Very cool! Are those partial holes dug in the wood or is that just the grain? I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it before. That wood has amazing colors and looks like shale the way it’s layered. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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