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Project by longgone posted 11-07-2013 08:19 PM 2317 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sinker Cypress from the swamps of Louisiana.
This was a fast and simple design I built while in the middle of cleaning up my shop this morning.

I decided not to put a finish on this box because it would just take away from the worn and rustic look.

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 08:22 PM

Beautiful work. Very impressive.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 08:27 PM

Wow, agree with Monte. Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 08:59 PM

that is some beautiful wood greg, time to clean the shop huh…i think i would like to hire that out…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 09:19 PM

Almost looks like Zebra wood. No finish is nice for a change of pace. Nicely done…....................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 09:43 PM

Wow! That is amazing. You’re a truly talented wood worker. Like the fine lines of the wood.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 09:45 PM

A very nice box Greg, the wood is beautiful with a simple design making an excellent box.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 10:05 PM

It looks great and you were in the middle of cleaning the shop. Wow! I could only imagine if you dedicated more time.
Nice work again.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 10:29 PM

Very nice Greg ,fantastic wood.


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#9 posted 11-07-2013 10:36 PM

Everyone stop what your are doing Greg needs our help, his grinder is broken. :)

A nice change and an awesome looking box Greg.

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 10:57 PM

Love this box ! Looks like shifting sand – Sometimes less is more :: Great vision and talent Fantastic timber.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 11:22 PM

Great looking box! Not familiar with that wood but looks a bit like olive wood.


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#12 posted 11-07-2013 11:40 PM

Subtle texture in this one. I almost didn’t notice it. Very soothing to look at. How did you achieve the texture, was it natural or did you blast it with media?

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#13 posted 11-08-2013 12:02 AM

Looks like another winner!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 11-08-2013 01:09 AM

That sinker cypress has some great color and grain (looks like Zebrano). I can’t disagree with the no finish approach if you are going for the driftwood look.

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

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#15 posted 11-08-2013 01:30 AM

Greg, this has such beautiful grain that I would have rounded the corners more to emphasis that effect. This design has a nice flowing look. Your “simple” is decidedly “unsimple” when you examine the techniques use. Nice work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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