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Blog entry by Rustic posted 08-16-2010 05:35 PM 1543 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after I posted the project of my cutting boards. I i now have 2 orders for them as well as a request for a repair. So now I need to make at least 6 boards for family. I also need to get started on some for an upcoming show.

I have decided to try my hand (again) at the craft show circuit. Maybe by diversifying I will be able to make some money. So here goes nothing. Gotta open Santa’s workshop for the season.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 06:20 PM

Hi Rick,
Good luck !! I think you have the right attitude….don’t give up.
Are you doing any shows in Mid-Michigan?
Do you have plans for Sept. 10 & 11?
There’s a show in Charlotte at Johnson’s Lumber.
Both space is free.
If you are interested…

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 08:05 PM

hope you do well keep trying

-- gagewestern

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 10:10 PM

I may go to that one just to see what people are doing.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 10:17 PM

When the going gets tough the tough head for the workshop…keep hanging in there good buddy…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 11:22 PM

Good luck on your branching out into retail sales.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 05:09 AM

than ks guys

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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David Craig

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 06:19 AM

Good luck Rick. You have grown a lot as a woodworking and your offerings are quite varied. I hope you do well. The nice thing about requests from family members is that they give you a pretty good idea of what would be a hit at the shows. When you start getting numerous requests for a particular project, that tells you it will probably be a winner.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 09:50 PM

Well Rick! Your a much needed guy! Your the one. Most of them would like You to build the best, Good for You, Better get the fall fire in the stove, hey!

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

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#9 posted 08-17-2010 10:41 PM

Hope you sell out on the first day, Rick!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 08-22-2010 06:35 PM

Best wishes to ya for the upcoming shows, Rick. Vicky and I had some good and bad times with them last year. The best part is that you’ll be getting lots of shop time.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#11 posted 08-22-2010 07:39 PM

I hear ya on the shop time. The problem right now is that it is too bloody hot to work for any length of time

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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