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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 08-03-2017 09:54 PM 1030 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had several people ask about my shop and how it is after it was flooded last August. Our first priority was to take care of all the flood repairs to our home. We were able to get that done rather quickly since we had been through a worse flood in the past. We were lining up people to do the renovations right away…while so many others were still scratching their heads in shock and disbelief.
After the house I focused on the shop…gutted, cleaned up, repaired and replacing tools and started rebuilding all that needed work. the flooding was about 30” to 36” deep.
It has been finished for months now. I just replaced my old sandblast cabinet. Threw it away after the flood because it was a Harbor Freight cheapo and poorly made. Wasn’t worth saving. My new one is a Scat Blast cabinet and gun…much much better.
anyway, enough of the boring details….here are some shop photos (real messy right now since I am re-organizing and shuffling everything around. Most all photos with water were taken after the water went down…but water staing will give you an idea of how high it was…


Water stains on fence show floow level…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 08-03-2017 11:21 PM

I’m glad you have been able to put your life back together.
I can’t even imagine what that must have been like.
Love the shop!

-- Chem, Central California

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sras

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#2 posted 08-04-2017 01:01 AM

Great to see you got everything put back together.

I’m curious – did you give any thought to putting things on stilts or otherwise raising the shop up?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 08-04-2017 01:39 AM

Wow, what a project!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 08-04-2017 02:33 AM

So sorry for the terrible flood, glad you’re able to get it back in shape again.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 08-04-2017 03:32 AM

Thanks…it was definitely a big project…but it is in the past now and done.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#6 posted 08-04-2017 11:06 AM

Bravo, keep on the spirit, being closer I would come to help.,

-- andrek

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#7 posted 08-04-2017 02:01 PM

You have a very nice shop and it looks like the restoration went well. I’m sorry for your losses and hope that you get everything restored like new ASAP.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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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

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#8 posted 08-04-2017 06:16 PM

I am glad to see you get your shop restored. I am working on that myself.

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#9 posted 08-04-2017 07:23 PM

Hey Greg,

Give a man some Gumbo and he can do anything! LOL! Keep on Keepin on!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 08-04-2017 10:57 PM


Hey Greg,

Give a man some Gumbo and he can do anything! LOL! Keep on Keepin on!

- DocSavage45


We had Gumbo last night…I could eat if every day but Carol is not a Gumbo addict like I am. I usually make 16 quarts at a time…it freezes good and is scrumptioulicious when thawed out and heated up

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 08-05-2017 03:05 AM

Do you make yours with chicken…Duck…shrimp????

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#12 posted 08-05-2017 03:41 AM



Do you make yours with chicken…Duck…shrimp????

- DocSavage45


I use chicken & andouille sausage

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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TheFridge

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#13 posted 08-05-2017 03:46 AM

i can tell a good gumbo by looking. And that one looks good. Love some smoked turkey necks in it.

Glad to see everything back together. Experience definitely helps.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#14 posted 08-05-2017 03:52 AM



i can tell a good gumbo by looking. And that one looks good. Love some smoked turkey necks in it.

Glad to see everything back together. Experience definitely helps.

- TheFridge


Some good homemade sausage from Ralph’s on 44. Made my own roux…chicken, well chicken is chicken

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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TheFridge

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#15 posted 08-05-2017 03:58 AM

Gonna have to try some out next time I’m there. Veillon’s have any good sausage. Been awhile since I’ve been in there. Boudin isn’t too bad.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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