Update from the "rustic" shop

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 1347 days ago 817 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile but I have been busy trying to find a job and visiting with JockMike2. Not much shop time as of late.
Last week had a visit from a buddy in my woodworking guild. I showed him my set up and he then brought in his carving tool bag and we proceeded to carve for a bit. He showed me the finer points of sharpening my tool. Then we started on a project I had seen a video of called. The 5 minute wizard. He was very helpful and fun to hang with. He is also getting me more info on a carving guild in my area.

Back to JockMike2, It is nice to be able to visit Mike and have the quality of visits that we do. Right now we are working on a case for my Chapeau for the Knight’s of Columbus. We are making it out of Walnut and Beech. We have all the sides cut and are now working on the dadoes. I love the look that this is going to have. Sorry I don’t have pictures of it yet.

Mike is a very experienced and well rounded man and woodworker. I can’t sing his praises enough. He is my 1 true friend next to my lovely bride of 10 years.

I have also been carving more walnut baskets (gifts for CHRISTmas).

Well that is about it for now. Just wanted to post an update

My the peace of this CHRISTmas season enfold you all.


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 1347 days ago

How nice to have a friend close by who shares your interests! Can’t wait to see a picture of a pile of those walnut baskets!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 1347 days ago

I already have some posted go to my projects

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 1347 days ago

glad to hear you have fun in the shops
sorry you have to find a new job hope you get one fast

take care

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#4 posted 1347 days ago

How great it is when we have true friends. Your relationship with JockMike2 is very special, cherish your friendship! You can learn a lot from JockMike2!!

Thanks for sharing your Blog!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 1333 days ago

I’m still jealous….. I can only imagine how nice it must be to have a “Mike” in the area to work with. My two best friends are an electrician (and those guys are never right in the head;-)) and and HVAC guy. They both cock their heads like confused dogs when I start talking about woodworking.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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