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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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Paul D

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 10:30 PM

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 07-21-2008 10:42 PM

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 07-21-2008 10:56 PM

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 07-21-2008 11:29 PM

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 07-21-2008 11:58 PM

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 07-22-2008 12:37 AM

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 07-22-2008 08:23 AM

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 07-22-2008 01:26 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 07-23-2008 12:57 AM

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 07-23-2008 04:56 AM

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 07-23-2008 05:05 AM

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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#12 posted 07-23-2008 07:01 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Kipster

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#13 posted 07-23-2008 11:33 PM

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 07-24-2008 12:07 PM

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 04-18-2009 10:01 PM

Thanks for the kind words Rustic!

-C

-- Philadelphia / NYC (Columbia)

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