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Jun 07, 2014
Cajun Box Sculptor
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#1 posted 54 days ago
Another fine original. It taking me longer each time to see where the lid ends and the box begins.
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#2 posted 54 days ago
Would you care to share how you grind all of these? I’m working on carving a Black Calla Lily for my girlfriend for her birthday, and today alone, I burned out my dremel, sweat 12lbs, and the wood is completely unrecognizable as the flower it should be. I’m using a dremel #144 bit, and I spent 4 hours today carving with very little luck. I ended up taking the block to the tablesaw to get rid of some stuff, but that isn’t how I want to do it if I can help it. Its looking at this rate to be a project that will take 60+ hours… The worst part is that after that many hours it could still look like garbage :-/
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#3 posted 54 days ago
More the Cajun! I Like it! :<)
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
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#4 posted 54 days ago
Is there a typical finish on your work? You prefer lacquer, poly, etc?
-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me
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#5 posted 54 days ago
Nice fit on lid- beautiful use of the shape vs grain.
-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein
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#6 posted 54 days ago
I think that one thing is often forgotten when we look at each project, that everyone is of the same outstanding quality. I hope that really inspires others to do the same.
-- 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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#7 posted 54 days ago
Another very nice box with more sculpting which i like more so than the less scullpted one…but that is just me. They all look amazing and so does the sinker cypress….excellent.
-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....
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#8 posted 54 days ago
from this picture, I like it raw. I am using less & less finishes every year..I luv the feeling of wood under my hands. If pressed I will use danish oil and buff. this looks very touchable
-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.
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#9 posted 54 days ago
wowzer greg, ya know that is some very old tree, look at the growth rings there….i love that you can get this wood and work it into something beautiful…, so thank you greg for using this beautiful old tree, brought up from the depths of mother earths deep waters and showcased in someones home…do you ever put out a sign telling folks about this wood..if not you might consider it, they might enjoy knowing about this wood…:)
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#10 posted 54 days ago
You’re knocking them out Greg, another nice one, the cypress I use seems to be popular as well, I think I’ll make my next box from stock I have left over.
-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs
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#11 posted 54 days ago
Wow! Greg, that is a real beauty. You are very talented.
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
#12 posted 54 days ago
Thanks so very much everyone...I sincerely appreciate each and every comment….each and every moment in my shop is fun and hopefully productive.
Schooltes…I grind these with an angle grinder that has a 4” rubber backing pad and a sandpaper disk. I also use a Foredom electric carver that is similar to the Dremel you mentioned except it is heavier duty. the rest is just a whole lot of practice, patience and lots of hand sanding.
Fridge….this box doesn’t have a finish but when I do use a finish it is normally lacquer.
Grizzman…I have put up a sign in my display before but most people don’t read it…and besides, I would rather look them in the eyes and have a conversation about the woods used and their history. I just have so much fun at the shows doing this.. I have run across other artists at shows that seem like they don’t particularly want to have conversations with people…and I think they are missing out on a lot because of it.
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#13 posted 53 days ago
Another winner! I too enjoy explaining the origin/history of the woods I use but often get the impression people could care less.
-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm
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#14 posted 53 days ago
Very Nice Work Greg. Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.
-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.
#15 posted 53 days ago
Andy…I totally agree that many people could care less about wood types and their history…It is quite easy to look into their eyes read them and determine their interest level after a very short conversation. On the other hand, it is most enjoyable when I connect with someone that has a genuine interest in everything involved with the work…and these are the people most likely to become clients…. It is a numbers game…sorta like fishing..you have to throw your line out there quite often before getting a nibble.
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