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Project by Rustic posted 1987 days ago 1343 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece to a totem pole that was part of the YMCA’s Indian guides. This is also the first woodworking project (that I can recall). My dad and I did this together. The white feather was my “given name” in my tribe. The arrow was my dad’s he was known as “Tall Arrow” as he stood 6’6” tall. The fish was what we liked to do. and the bird like carving was our tribe. Don’t remember the name of our tribe. This was made in 1975 when I was eight years old. I still to this day remember doing this. I did some of the carving. This was a special time for my dad and I. It looks to be made of red cedar. It looks the same as it did 34 years ago.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI





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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1987 days ago

Really cool!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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rodb

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#2 posted 1987 days ago

Great memories.
Thanks for sharing.
Rod

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#3 posted 1987 days ago

Something to hand down to future generations along with the stories of how you and you dad did it together. Thanks for sharing

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TedM

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#4 posted 1987 days ago

Great story. Thanks for sharing!

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#5 posted 1987 days ago

An family heirloom for sure. I think it’s neat that you made it with your Dad.

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#6 posted 1660 days ago

aaaaaw pass the tissues!! What a wonderful project and so full of memories.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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