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Forum topic by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 303 days ago 694 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4984 posts in 1934 days


303 days ago

I got quite a pleasant surprise when I received my online newsletter from Woodworkers Journal this afternoon.
As I read through all the articles I finally opened the Readers Project Gallery section and had a laugh when I scrolled down to the second project and saw a photo of the very first sculpted box I made back in April 2010.

Since this was my first sculpting attempt my wife decided she wanted to keep it and it is sitting in her office on the bookcase.

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


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 303 days ago

It’s a touch on the tame side compared to your recent work. But still very well done. Well deserved recognition.

-- 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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Blackie_

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#2 posted 303 days ago

I agree with Monte.

-- 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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intarsia92

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#3 posted 303 days ago

Your boxes have come a long way since that first one. I have never seen any other that looks as nice as yours.

-- Intarsia92

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 303 days ago

your boxes rock. very fluid shapes and contours.

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

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cutworm

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#5 posted 303 days ago

Man – if that’s your first box you have set the bar really high. That box is awesome. I gotta go look at your others.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 303 days ago

I looked at the date of that box posting Greg and that’s real close around the time I retired, My retirement date was March 31 2010. I ‘m not sure if I was even a member of LJs yet, I hadn’t really gotten into woodworking aside cabinetry, that year I didn’t do nothing but played, goofed off and fish.

-- 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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jumbojack

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#7 posted 303 days ago

I love looking through the projects of Jocks that have been here a long time. The progression made, new skills learned, no doubt some tools purchased. This young sculpting and your present works is the kind of transition that drives me. I know if I keep at it, I too will grow.
Love your stuff Greg. This was a great kick in the gears.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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hoss12992

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#8 posted 303 days ago

You def set the bar REALLY high for anyone else. Love your work and congrats

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4984 posts in 1934 days


#9 posted 303 days ago

I sure doesn’t seem like I have been making boxes for 3 1/2 years since that one. I wonder what they will look like in another 3 1/2 years?

-- 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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#10 posted 302 days ago

You have come a long way since that first one!

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

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Boxguy

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#11 posted 302 days ago

Greg, what fun. It is pleasant to look back and see past work. It gives a real sense of perspective…like seeing your adult children and marveling at how they have changed (and haven’t) since they were crawling around on the floor as infants. Your work has changed (and hasn’t) in the past three years. It is always a pleasure to see your projects, and it is a richer experience for having met you and Carol. Hope your Florida show went well.

-- Big Al in IN

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 302 days ago

Your boxes are great, always have been,,,But they have gotten better overtime as we all try to improve as we go… Congrats….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Tooch

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#13 posted 302 days ago

Congratulations Greg, that’s some good stuff. I think the funny part was in the write up -

“This one is a quarter sawn oak attempt at building something other than my normal stuff.” funny how an attempt to do something new/different can open up such a wide range of possibilities, and many many new ideas for projects.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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cajunpen

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#14 posted 302 days ago

Congratulations Greg – on your boxes and the publication.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Roger

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#15 posted 302 days ago

Yes, you sure have perfected your style for sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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