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#1 posted 06-03-2014 03:28 PM
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.
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#2 posted 06-03-2014 03:58 PM
Isn’t it nice to have to re stock. LOL! Keep up the great work.
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
#3 posted 06-03-2014 04:00 PM
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…
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#4 posted 06-03-2014 04:04 PM
i hope you do well greg, your boxes are premier…
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#5 posted 06-03-2014 09:30 PM
another beauty ! totally cool
-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain
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#6 posted 06-03-2014 09:57 PM
Very nice. Love me some cypress. Especially pecky.
-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.
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#7 posted 06-03-2014 10:40 PM
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
#8 posted 06-03-2014 10:52 PM
grizzman…thanks…! we look forward to each and every show and so far they have been good to us.
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
#9 posted 06-03-2014 10:56 PM
Do you clean the rot out when you work with pecky Greg? Or do you leave it?
#10 posted 06-03-2014 11:36 PM
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
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#11 posted 06-04-2014 12:45 AM
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
#12 posted 06-04-2014 03:08 AM
Hey Andy…I haven’t put a finish on it yet…still debating between several options.
#13 posted 06-04-2014 03:23 AM
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.
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#14 posted 06-04-2014 11:43 AM
What else can be said, other than, fantastic!!
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
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#15 posted 06-04-2014 12:02 PM
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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