“Each step of every project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work. I study each piece to get ideas and details that will evolve in my future creations. Creativeness is an ongoing lifetime learning process… I must continually be my own biggest critic and always be very happy and passionate with what I am doing if I expect my work to continually evolve and improve...If a person cannot be satisfied with their own work they most certainly cannot expect others to appreciate every step that has gone into creating it.” ...Greg LittleI am a Louisiana resident born in New Orleans and lived there all my life... until August 29th., 2005 when hurricane Katrina flooded and destroyed the Lakeview home where my wife and I lived for many years. We moved to another home in Prairieville, La., where I built my new studio workshop and stared replacing my lifetime accumulation of woodworking tools. Woodworking has been fun and enjoyable for me since my tool addiction started around the age of 12. I have always been fascinated with the beauty of wood and its tremendous varieties, colors, grain patterns, textures and finishing capabilities. Wood can be shaped, cut, sculpted, carved and molded into a countless number of designs only limited by a person’s imagination and creativeness.About My Creative Process... Each piece of wood is personally selected by me for its uniqueness and beauty of the grain pattern. Every box is made from one continuous board...allowing the grain pattern to flow around each corner as if the wood was “bent” to form the box sides. Once the top is inset I lay out the design. This step alone can sometimes take a couple of hours until I get the design laid out to where it puts a grin on my face... Next I carefully rough out the design with an angle grinder. This requires intense focus and concentration because the slightest slip can ruin the flowing lines of the curves. My next step uses a combination of electric carving and hand carving to fine tune each design before the lengthy process of hand sanding starts. 8-10 hours of hand sanding is quite the norm...sometimes longer with some very hard woods... The final step is the finishing. If a box is not finished properly it will not enhance all of the work put into its current preparation. I use a minimum of 7 coats of lacquer...sometimes as many as 10... that are finely sanded between each coat and follow up with a final buffing and polishing.
Unique Designs & Creations For Unique Individuals
My designs and creations are for individuals wanting something truly unique and different...One-of-a kind creations for people who are not satisfied with having the same mass produced factory-made pieces that are in homes across the country.All of my woodworking creations are one-of-a-kind designs...with no two being exactly alike...no mass production whatsoever. I use only the finest domestic hardwoods as well as hardwoods from all over the world.