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Still gettin’ ready for jazz Fest.
Apr 24, 2012
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#1 posted 04-24-2012 01:50 AM
Another beauty. Great color in the Purpleheart.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!
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#2 posted 04-24-2012 01:56 AM
another great one Greg, although i do have to say these are not my favorite colors, but the box is fantastic, and your shaping is spot on, Ive got a friend who has worked the jazz fest for several years now, this year she is just attending it for the music…no work this year….but i do hope you do well…with boxes like these, i don’t see how you can fail…
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#3 posted 04-24-2012 02:03 AM
Wow your really cranking these puppys out, another great job Greg.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#4 posted 04-24-2012 02:27 AM
Greg, I must say that I am glad I am not going to be at that show. I would go home broke. There are so many you your recent boxes that I would have a very hard time not buying.
Excellent job as always. Good luck at the show
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks
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#5 posted 04-24-2012 02:39 AM
Awesome stuff like that is amazing 3 dimensional .
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#6 posted 04-24-2012 02:46 AM
-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.
#7 posted 04-24-2012 03:32 AM
The positive feed from everyone is always a good feeling… and it always has special meaning coming from my fellow woodworkers.
Robert…I like the purpleheart when I can find a board that has that rich deep purple. I really had to search thru the lumber racks to select this piece.
grizzman…these colors seem to grow on a person…especially if the are an LSU fan or have been to MardiGras. I am really looking forward to Jazz Fest> I haven’t had a booth there before but have been there as a Fest Lover many times…12 music stages with unbelievable music…more great food than I could eat in a lifetime and many outstanding crafts.
Jim…I am cranking alot ob boxes out but it sure will be nice to take a few days off after this show since I have been working 12+ hours daily for months..
JoeyG…I always seem to buy other artists work when I go to a show..I guess it is addictive.
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#8 posted 04-24-2012 05:00 AM
Greg, I just love your boxes. I make allot of band saw boxes and wanted to ask how you go about making your boxes. Is it your idea or learned from another person?
-- Larry in Hawaii,
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#9 posted 04-24-2012 06:43 AM
Another great one!
-- Dreaming patterns
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#10 posted 04-24-2012 10:04 AM
Nice work Greg. I am curious about the shaping. What set up do you use to sand material away?
-- Tim Harrelson
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#11 posted 04-24-2012 10:14 AM
Another fantastic box Greg. People should snap these up
-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/
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#12 posted 04-24-2012 01:23 PM
Sharp looking Box, You have certainly mastered this carving style and given it Your signature look, Nice flowing curves with those cool feet, I like it, thanks for sharing
-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing
#13 posted 04-24-2012 02:05 PM
Hawaiilad…these boxes are not hard to make…just time consuming. Sculpting boxes is not my idea…peope have been sculpting boxes for quite a long time. I first saw some sculpted boxes back around 1968 or 1969 by a man in Tennessee who created some fantastic carved and sculpted jewelry and keepsake boxes. I had one of his pieces until 2005 when my house and its contents were destroyed. There are also other taleted and creative box sculptors here on Lumberjocks. When I first joined Lumberjocks I saw some work and tutorials by Andy….he creates some beautiful work and has a knack for putting how he does it into words.
Tim…I do my shaping with a angle grinder and a sanding attachment I bought at Home Depot. I just take my time and make sure I always focus and keep a very light touch sso I don’t grind too much into the wood. I also use a Foredom electric carver, random orbit sander and a whole lot of hand sanding and detailing.
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#14 posted 04-24-2012 10:32 PM
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#15 posted 04-25-2012 01:39 AM
I can’t believe you are going to have a booth at Jazz Fest I’ll be there both weekends, and I’d love to stop by and meet you.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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