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Blog entry by Chrisysue posted 576 days ago 892 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, I’m Chrisysue. I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I just turned 57 last week.
I have a lot of hobby’s, Jewelry making, knitting, sewing, photography, and woodworking.
I’ve been learning a lot about woodworking over the past 17 years,
ever since I met Larry, my fiancee’. He is an amazing woodworker, we work together on
all kinds of wood projects, it is a very rewarding pass time.
A couple weeks ago Larry got an amazing deal on a router crafter, on-line.
He had a router crafter 18 years ago,
(that’s a different story for a different website in itself) . LMAO….
Any way, Its been a lot of years, since he had one.
We don’t have any plans, projects, or patterns for the router crafter.
Is there anyone who could help me find some patterns or plans, that show and explain
some of the designs the router crafter can do. I have looked many different places and I
have only found a few pictures. Perhaps someone could post a web site that will have
some patterns/plans for sale or free.:)
I pretty much know what I want but I don’t know the proper terms for what I want to do.

We are making a walking stick for my Doctor. It will be about 5’6” tall , it is going to twist apart
(like a pool stick) for connivance, it will have an optional ice pick on the bottom. (for winter,
when the rubber foot is not being used) A silver troy oz. medallion with a sarcophagus inlay-ed
on the top, which I think Larry is going to hand carve, a ball/claw foot, or an spherical,
diamond cut top. The upper mid section will be (oh what do you call it, they do it to gun handles)...
checkered…. that’s it. Part of the upper mid section will be checkered, so it has a good grip.
The rest of it, is to hard to describe not knowing the right terminology.

My plan is to post step by step pictures here, and blog about our progress (i’m not a blogger)
I’m not a blogger, I told you that right?? I’m sure I did, lol I’m a babbler, as you can see.
Anyway, help me please ….... I already have cabin fever, and its only January.

OK, that’s all for now, I have my fingers crossed,
that many, many of you will respond to my post.

Thank You, Chrisysue.

-- Chrisy & Larry GR. MI.



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Ampeater

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#1 posted 576 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I am sure that you will enjoy all of the information that is available here.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 576 days ago

Welcome to Ljs ,I hope you enjoy our bunch of friendly woodworkers.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dallas

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#3 posted 576 days ago

Welcome to the asylum Chrisysue!

Try this place to learn more about the new toy: Twisted timbers

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 576 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I’m sure that you will be able to find some info on that. Wasn’t it pretty popular.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 576 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Billp

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#6 posted 573 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks, I live in Muskegon. You might check out Steven Mines on LJ’s he does so great walk sticks.

-- Billp

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Chrisysue

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#7 posted 564 days ago

Thank you…...Ampeater, a1Jim, whitebeast88,

-- Chrisy & Larry GR. MI.

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Chrisysue

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#8 posted 564 days ago

Thanks…..Dallas. Twisted timbers ….. I really like his page, his work is so nice.

helluvawreck… Yes I’m told it was really popular, I have my fingers crossed.

Billp…........ Thanks ill check that out right now. Bill….. Steven Mines, I cant be more that 30 minutes away.
I want to go see this place! Thank you

-- Chrisy & Larry GR. MI.

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Rustic

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#9 posted 564 days ago

Welcome to LJ

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Chrisysue

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#10 posted 564 days ago

Thanks eveyone

-- Chrisy & Larry GR. MI.

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 564 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s
You are very old, I’m 57 in April LoL
If you have not been on www.woodgears.ca then get ready for
routers with attitude, all great fun
Shirley my other half prefers me to do all the work in the shop, she has
ventured into carving & turning.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 564 days ago

Hi, Chrisy! Welcome! I will enjoy seeing your posts and projects. I wasn’t a blogger either until I came here – and looked what happened to me! People here are great and I think you will love the support and friendships. Glad to meet you! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Chrisysue

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#13 posted 564 days ago

HI … Sheila. I’m a bit overwhelmed right now….lol I really think i’m going to like it here.
Everyone has been so nice. I sent you a pm…i didn’t think i should post it here , that’s
my biggest hurdle…..to figure out where I do and don’t post.
Time is all I need and ABOUT 15 HEY THAT DOESN’T GO HERE’S !!! outta do it.heheheheheh

-- Chrisy & Larry GR. MI.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 564 days ago

That’s fine Chrisy! I messaged you back. You’ll learn the ropes quickly. People here are nice and no one ‘bites’ (yet!) LOL :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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