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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Website: www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com

I have been in woodworking most of my life. I grew up learning the trade from my father. I served in the Marines from '85-'89. Got out of the habit of woodworking for 15 years. When I married my second wife 12 years ago, I got back into it. I have a small shop in the front room of a 16X80 mobile home. I just started carving in 2010. Carrying on the legacy of my Grandmother, who began carving in her 80's

I make games, birdhouses, cars and trucks, and other misc. stuff.

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

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commented on Cherry Bowl #81 and Lidded Box 7 days ago
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added project Recent work 35 days ago
commented on Big Leaf Maple Burl, Wood Spirit Carving 56 days ago
added project Demo Remains 57 days ago
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commented on Hollow Form 70 days ago
commented on Cutting Board, chip carved tangle pattern 77 days ago
commented on Long grain end grain...II 78 days ago
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Paul D

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#1 posted 2220 days ago

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 2220 days ago

Howdy! Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2220 days ago

Hello Rustic,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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tenontim

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#4 posted 2220 days ago

Welcome aboard, Rustic. Enjoy yourself. If you can find a better place on the web, with better folks and more information, let us know.

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trifern

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#5 posted 2220 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Max

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#6 posted 2220 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 2220 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.
God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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rikkor

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#8 posted 2220 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 2219 days ago

Welcome to LJs

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 2219 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Rick. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Karson

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#11 posted 2219 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jeanmarc

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#12 posted 2218 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Kipster

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#13 posted 2218 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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TedM

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#14 posted 2218 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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onehitwonder

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#15 posted 1949 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Rustic!

-C

-- Philadelphia / NYC (Columbia)

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