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Blog entry by Rustic posted 09-05-2010 05:52 AM 1211 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my loving wife has gone and done it again…She has given me the best anniversary gift a woodworker could hope for, a intro to woodcarving class. It starts next Wed. at Woodcraft. The class is 4 hours long. I am totally geeked about it. I am going to have a blast. I just know it. I have a source for my carving tools and a source for my sharpening system until I can afford the more powerful sharpening and honing system. This month on the 23rd is our 10th anniversary. Now I just need to replace her engagement ring she lost.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 06:49 AM

hopefully not lost the day you were mariage….lol

congrat´s with both the ten´th and your gift

have fun both days :—)

take care

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 06:58 AM

Good for you Rick, I’m sure you will have a blast! Soak up all the knowledge and tips you can, you may not remember everything right now but if you “file it away” in that grey matter thingy, it may come back to you later when you need it! Good luck in your learning.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 07:42 AM

congrats on 10 years, and let us know how the classes go.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#4 posted 09-05-2010 01:10 PM

Hey congrats on both counts buddy, does this mean you’re dropping out of the woodturning class? My gosh how will I replace you, and all that income you brought in. Just kidding Pal. Sounds like fun, always great to learn a new skill. You must have really scored from your grandmother. Only once a week shouldn’t bother your class here, still have lots of wood we can turn and coffee to drink and sh*t to shoot. Let me know. Save on shipping now, I’ll just have you pick up what I need. LOL. mike

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

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#5 posted 09-05-2010 02:39 PM

That’s a great gift and very thoughtful of your wife. I hope that you will enjoy it and learn a lot.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 09-05-2010 02:56 PM

happy 10th !

i wonder what the wife
wants you to learn

so you can make something
on her
‘to do list’ , lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 09-05-2010 03:44 PM


Sounds like she’s a “keeper”! Enjoy the class!


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

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#8 posted 09-05-2010 05:41 PM

No Mike I am not dropping out I am just expanding the knowledge that I have. I LOVE turning and spending time with you.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 09-05-2010 05:43 PM

And no she did not lose it the day we were married. Unlike my first marriage , where I lost the ring on our honeymoon in lake Michigan.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 09-05-2010 06:54 PM

Congratulation: Rick. That’s a great gift to give You. I hope that You have something as neat for Her. She’s a keeper

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

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#11 posted 09-05-2010 07:38 PM

Happy anniversary and class enjoy both

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 09-06-2010 03:36 AM

Congratulations – that is a wonderful gift. Ten years – that’s great!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#13 posted 09-06-2010 03:43 AM

Thanks guys

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 09-06-2010 03:53 PM

Happy 10th Rick. Nice present from the wife. Now you have another world filled with chisels to explore :)


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

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#15 posted 09-06-2010 04:04 PM

Rustic, copngrats on the 10th, well done these days. Also, way cool on the gift. She is a keeper. Let us know how it goes.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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