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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 08-07-2019 12:24 AM 500 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started a new Rosewood sculpted piece this morning. This one will be about 25” tall when complete.
The base is wenge and the finish is spray lacquer

Several people have asked what I use to do the shaping. Well, here it is…my Makiita variable speed grinder with a rubber backing pad and a sanding disc.
This created a LOT of sawdust. I have a downdraft table, 2 squirrel cage dust filters and also use a trend air shield pro. My sanding area is an enclosed 5×10’ area of my shop.

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





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#1 posted 08-07-2019 12:26 AM

Lots of dust….. Nicely done!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 08-07-2019 02:17 AM

Another beautiful sculpture, and if you don’t like sawdust you’re in the wrong place. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 08-07-2019 03:22 AM

I like this and previous “dragon wings”

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#4 posted 08-07-2019 03:50 AM

Another winner, and thanks for showing your shaping kit.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 08-07-2019 07:36 AM

Another winner, Your pieces just flow.

What do you think about the Air shield Pro. I’ve seen mixed reviews?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 08-07-2019 12:31 PM

I really like the whole concept of what you are doing with these. Opens a whole new thought line with scraps.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 08-07-2019 02:59 PM

came out beautiful and a good way to use up wood that might otherwise get tossed.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 08-07-2019 02:59 PM

Thanks… these are fun to make since it gives me some new design ideas with each one..


Another winner, Your pieces just flow.

What do you think about the Air shield Pro. I ve seen mixed reviews?

- therealSteveN


I like the air shield pro and have been using it for about 10 years. My only dislike of it is that they still ONLY have the antiquated nicad rechargeable batteries that are way overpriced. Trend needs to step up and make lithium batteries like the rest of the tool world has done

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

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#9 posted 08-07-2019 05:28 PM



Thanks… these are fun to make since it gives me some new design ideas with each one..

Another winner, Your pieces just flow.

What do you think about the Air shield Pro. I ve seen mixed reviews?

- therealSteveN

I like the air shield pro and have been using it for about 10 years. My only dislike of it is that they still ONLY have the antiquated nicad rechargeable batteries that are way overpriced. Trend needs to step up and make lithium batteries like the rest of the tool world has done

- Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

i agree their behind on the batteries.what issue have you had with the strap breaking,ive gone through 3 so far,a 3 dollar strap on a 300 dollar shield just doesn’t make sense.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#10 posted 08-07-2019 07:15 PM


Thanks… these are fun to make since it gives me some new design ideas with each one..

Another winner, Your pieces just flow.

What do you think about the Air shield Pro. I ve seen mixed reviews?

- therealSteveN

I like the air shield pro and have been using it for about 10 years. My only dislike of it is that they still ONLY have the antiquated nicad rechargeable batteries that are way overpriced. Trend needs to step up and make lithium batteries like the rest of the tool world has done

- Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

i agree their behind on the batteries.what issue have you had with the strap breaking,ive gone through 3 so far,a 3 dollar strap on a 300 dollar shield just doesn t make sense.

- pottz


I have only replaced a broken strap one time…and mine gets a lot of use.

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

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#11 posted 08-09-2019 08:12 PM

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#12 posted 08-11-2019 02:42 PM

Greg, thanks for letting us in on how you grind the sculpted piece. What grit disc are you starting with?

Thanks Rich

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#13 posted 08-11-2019 03:28 PM


Greg, thanks for letting us in on how you grind the sculpted piece. What grit disc are you starting with?

Thanks Rich

- rustynails


it starts with 40 grit on the grinder and afterwards I follow up with the ROS using progressive grits up to 320. There is a LOT of hand sanding also

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

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#14 posted 08-11-2019 07:36 PM

Thanks for the info Greg

Rich

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