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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 78 days ago

Just love the love of the wood. Your work is awesome.

Does the sinker cypress cost much more to buy?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 78 days ago

Isn’t it nice to have to re stock. LOL! Keep up the great work.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4980 posts in 1933 days


#3 posted 78 days ago

Monte…thanks…! The sinker cypress is more expensive than regular cypress but is much more beautimous than the new growth trees that look pale in comparison.

Thomas…it is definitely nice to always be busy and creating. You can always tell a happy woodworker by the sawdust on his teeth…

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

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grizzman

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#4 posted 78 days ago

i hope you do well greg, your boxes are premier…

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

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 78 days ago

another beauty ! totally cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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TheFridge

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#6 posted 78 days ago

Very nice. Love me some cypress. Especially pecky.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 78 days ago

Greg, this is one of my favorite looks. The carved texture brings a beauty to this wood that it wouldn’t have otherwise. I am learning that shows put a lot of pressure on us to produce. I don’t know yet if that is a good thing.

-- Big Al in IN

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4980 posts in 1933 days


#8 posted 78 days ago

grizzman…thanks…! we look forward to each and every show and so far they have been good to us.

Dan’um…much appreciated…

TheFridge… I know what you mean bout the pecky cypress. I have 2 carved cypress pecky decoys that I would never sell.

Al…you are so right…even though the sinker cypress is an awesome wood there definitely is a unique look that comes out when it is textured. I hope you continue to do some shows because they can really be fun once the bugs are ironed out..if they ever get ironed out… They do put pressure on us to produce but I feel that that pressure promotes creativity and that equals sales…so for me it is a good thing

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

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 78 days ago

Do you clean the rot out when you work with pecky Greg? Or do you leave it?

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 78 days ago

Fridge…I would clean the pecky as best as possible but it is not always easy to do. Pecky Cypress is soft and it would damage too easy

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

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 78 days ago

Love that sinker cypress! You really brought out the color and beauty with the sculpting/texturing. Does it have a finish on it?

Those decoys are EXTRA cool!

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4980 posts in 1933 days


#12 posted 78 days ago

Hey Andy…I haven’t put a finish on it yet…still debating between several options.

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

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TheFridge

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#13 posted 78 days ago

Greg, I don’t really know what to say about those decoys beyond that they are Louisiana in a nutshell. I could see that sitting on my mantle or as decoration in a high end house. You just gave me a some great ideas. I just wish I thought about first. How the hell can you follow that? Don’t know. But it’s worth a try. Great work and thank you.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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Roger

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#14 posted 77 days ago

What else can be said, other than, fantastic!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 77 days ago

WOW…...........super nice carved box, Greg !!..............Jim

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

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