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Blog entry by Rustic posted 09-19-2014 11:17 PM 1412 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know it has been awhile since I posted. But I have been busy with work and playing with my new toy. Plus dealing with the loss of both my Mother and my wife’s Mother within two weeks of each other, has been a really trying year.

But the reason for this post is to show you my new baby and toy.

Rikon 70-100 mini lathe. Bigger than my old one and Wow what a difference.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 09-19-2014 11:19 PM

LJ Jim Jakosh made the tool holder for me.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 09-20-2014 12:45 AM

Geesh Rick. Sorry for the loss of yours and your wifes Mothers. Congrats on the new “baby”.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 09-20-2014 01:17 AM

Rick, you sure got it going in a hurry. You’ll love turning on a more powerful more stalling it out with a 4” piece!!!!!!!!

Keep the chips flying. I’ll bring some sycamore for you tomorrow at the guild meeting!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-20-2014 03:43 AM

Sorry for the rough year. The lathe is sweeeet!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#5 posted 09-20-2014 09:53 PM

Have heard good comments on this lathe…thanks for your input, and here’s hoping the rest of the year is great for you and your family.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 11-08-2014 11:14 PM

Hi Rick,
Sorry for your losses, I know it has been a tough ride for you, may they rest peacefully.
Congrat on that new sexy lathe, bet shaves are flying all over, cool holder Jim made you.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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