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Blog entry by Rustic posted 06-03-2010 07:49 PM 5659 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I know that I have not posted a blog in quite awhile.

So I thought I would post something to let you know what has been happening in my shop. Hang on I need a cup of lifer juice…Ok that is better.

I have finished up the whimsical birdhouses finally. Over the weekend I saw Steveinmarin’s post on bandsaw boxes and decided to try my hand. They turned out pretty good (if I do say so myself). Gave them to my loving and most beautiful wife for her birthday. She loved them of course. I am in the planning stages of building some cabinets for my shop to store some of my bench tools. I know I said I was doing that a few months ago. I did but I screwed up the measurements so I turned that into a rolling cutoff cart. So now I am actually going to build a base cabinet that will have room for my mitre saw and band saw. The band saw stands 3 ft high. I was thinking of using 1×4 to make the frame then ecase it with plywood with an MDF top and doors on the front. Then I am going to build a wall cabinet that I can hang on the wall above the base cabinet. I am also going to modify my current bench to be more user friendly. So I have lots to get done before Kristoffer swings by in a few weeks. So I better get busy.

I will post pics of the projects today.


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 06-03-2010 09:25 PM

We all understand! About the busiest time of the year.

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 09:34 PM

Good to hear from you Rick . It’s great your still trying new projects I think we all have a list of things we would like to try out and it’s fum when you find the time to give one a go.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 06-03-2010 10:00 PM

HEY Rick in case you’ve tried to call you can’t reach me, my phone is kapput, so this weekend we’re getting new phones, meantime reach me here or my email. Semper Fi Pal.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 09:31 AM

I can’t wait to see how everything turns out. I’m also looking forward to seeing the rolling cut-off cart. I spoke with Jim Jakosh and it looks like we’re going to shoot for June 26th. He’s got a lot going on this month, so it looks like you’ve got some time to take care of business.

See ya soonish.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 11:25 PM

here I thought I was so original calling myself rusticrick but here you are ahead of me

here is my old web page

if you would like to see it I am also ricks woodworking on facebook

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