Hey Guys and Gals, Just thought that I would do a little tool gloat… I pulled the trigger on a Grizzly GO555Lanv 14 inch Bandsaw. I bought the riser kit for it too. So now I am joining the big league with this. This is how it arrived. ...
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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||Grinder Sharpening Station for lathe tools #1: Lyle Jamieson design sharpening station||09-04-2016 10:38 PM|
|added project||Mason Jars||06-06-2016 10:03 PM|
|commented on||Mason Jar Bank||05-05-2016 07:38 PM|
|added project||Mason Jar Bank||05-03-2016 09:54 PM|
|commented on||Swan neck bowl gouge - from blacksmith class||04-01-2016 01:34 PM|
|added blog entry||My new Bandsaw||02-07-2016 01:33 AM|
|added project||Osage orange Bowl||12-18-2015 02:24 AM|
|added project||Tec Bolt Action||12-12-2015 04:30 AM|
|added project||Salt and Pepper shakers||12-01-2015 01:53 AM|
|commented on||Closing My Doors and Opening Others||11-28-2015 04:57 PM|
|added blog entry||My absence on the site||11-09-2015 12:58 AM|
|added project||Salt Shaker||11-05-2015 12:57 AM|
|commented on||The Wand of Bellatrix LeStrange||10-18-2015 03:24 PM|
|commented on||Cutting Board||10-18-2015 03:22 PM|
|commented on||Turned out to be a Collection Plate||09-27-2015 04:35 PM|
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I apologize for my absence here lately. I have been working 7 days a week for about a month now. I have also been in the process of starting a new business, Rick’s Rustics is no more, Kruse Custom Creations is the new business. I am worki...
I am just now getting into natural edge or “live edge” turning. Got this piece from LJ Jim Jakosh. Sol far I am learning a lot. I am doing this all by trial and error. Here are a few pics of the bowl so far Onward and up...
The following is a safety warning to all turners out there. Make sure to check the wood over carefully before turning. I thought I did that but this happened: It was a piece of cherry that had a knot on the side of it that I did not...
I know it has been awhile since I posted. But I have been busy with work and playing with my new toy. Plus dealing with the loss of both my Mother and my wife’s Mother within two weeks of each other, has been a really trying year. But the...