Christmas gifts for my father and step Mom

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Project by Rustic posted 12-17-2009 06:55 PM 3045 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few projects that I did for my Dad and step Mom for Christmas this year. These are both first attempts. The first one is a routed bowl (woodwhisperer and wood magazine inspired). I used mahogany for the bowl. The cutting board is cherry. My father was able to tell what the wood was by looking at it. They were both very impressed. I plan on making more of these. I had originally done 2 bowls, this was the 1st attempt, the 2nd the side exploded while routing. That scared the hell out of me. I still have all my body parts intact. The Rockler bench cookies work well for this.


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 06:57 PM

Nice gifts. Looking good.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 07:02 PM

Thanks Jerry

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 07:10 PM

Hi Rick,
Very nice.
What type of finish did you put on it?
I have heard a lot of good things about the Rockler bench cookies. Maybe I should put them on my Christmas list.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 07:13 PM

Hey thats pretty cool looking Rick. The folks ought to love it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 08:19 PM

I used mineral oil

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 09:34 PM

Hi Rick,

I know people say the TS is most dangerous potential for an accident in the shop, but like you I have had my share of router explosions and tearouts that have scared the heck out of me.

Hey, it is only the 17th, whats the story on them having seen them? How are they going to believe in Santa?


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#7 posted 12-18-2009 05:30 AM

Looking good Rick.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 06:20 AM

I already gave it to them on Sat

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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