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Blog entry by Rustic posted 1424 days ago 911 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During our 10th anniversary trip last week, we had some really bad storms roll through. They took out a tree that was on the motel’s property. It turns out that it was a basswood tree. The guy knew I was a carver, so I came right out and asked him if I could have a couple of chunks,( he gave me 8 pieces about 4 inches in diameter and 2ft long. That same day we went to an antique store in Beulah, MI, my lovely wife found a Stanley Baily #3 plane in excellent shape for $20.00. I was very pleased to get all this stuff. Will post pics of the stuff after I download 150 more pics from our trip after the trip. We got home and she wanted to go to Fredrick Meijer Gardens and see some glass sculptures. We took 190 + pics on our trip. Guess I should control the camera from now on. LOL

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 1424 days ago

Very nice :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 1424 days ago

Double score..

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#3 posted 1424 days ago

lucky you are, congrat´s


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#4 posted 1424 days ago

Hi Rick,
Looking forward to the pictures.
I am planning a day in Grand Rapids and do a ArtPrize tour.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#5 posted 1424 days ago

I want to go shopping with your wife! ;)

You know darn well that if you had been the photography officer on this mission, there’d be closer to 599 pics on that camera! (ducking and grinning)

Semper fi, guy.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 1423 days ago

You are probably right tiny

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 1423 days ago

let e know when Keith

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 1423 days ago

Rustic, it sounds like you had a productive trip. I’m sure that ya’ll had a wonderful vacation but you also came back with some nice carving wood and a good tool on top of that. You also have a camera full of pictures to remember it all by. Ain’t life grand?

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 1423 days ago

Looking forward to the projects you come up with for that Basswood. We get some wind storms during the year and there’s plenty of free wood to gather, I think its a great way to find materials with out having to buy them. Since I enjoy the idea of taking the raw material and turning it into workable wood for products.
Look forward to the pictures, if you’re using a digital camera its ok let her snap pictures all day, so much easier then film.

Semper Fi

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