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Blog entry by Rustic posted 09-28-2010 04:55 AM 1389 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 09-28-2010 04:58 AM

Very nice :)

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

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 05:03 AM

Double score..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 06:19 AM

lucky you are, congrat´s


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#4 posted 09-28-2010 01:52 PM

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 09-28-2010 01:59 PM

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 09-28-2010 03:46 PM

You are probably right tiny

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 09-28-2010 03:46 PM

let e know when Keith

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 03:55 PM

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?

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 06:45 PM

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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