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5 Things We Wish We Knew When We Got Married

5 Things We Wish We Knew When We Got Married

October 22, 2018

Marriage. Is. Hard. Work. I'm pretty sure someone told me this, likely numerous times, before my wife and I were married, but it's difficult to understand the particular challenges that come from living with another human until you've experienced it firsthand. While it is hard work, it's also worthwhile, perhaps because it's difficult. When two people stand before God and their family and friends and pledge absolute, lifelong fidelity to one another, it's an awesome thing. And, as statistics would show, a very difficult thing. Yet, the couples that navigate the challenges, find themselves to be better people and more thankful for one another as the years go along.

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Wood and Wool: Honoring WWI in a Unique Men's Ring

Wood and Wool: Honoring WWI in a Unique Men's Ring

November 28, 2016

Generations of free peoples owe their freedom to the soldiers in the trenches of WWI. That generation saw the world change from fighting on the open plains to mechanized warfare. We created a ring to honor their heroism and sacrifice.

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Happiness in Remembering

Happiness in Remembering

June 27, 2016

We are so often focused on the forward and upward progression of our lives that we miss the happiness found in remembering the past.

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Creating Wooden Rings: Making the New, Old Again

Creating Wooden Rings: Making the New, Old Again

April 22, 2016

Creating a weathered look for a wooden ring is pretty simple, and the result is very pleasing to the eyes.

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Recovering the Artisan American

Recovering the Artisan American

March 23, 2016

I knew before I started Rustic and Main that I wanted to be part of this “American Made”, handcrafted movement. So, when the idea of creating wooden rings from historic and symbolic woods came about, I knew I wanted to do so as the bespoke craftsmen of old.

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How this all got started...

How this all got started...

November 30, 2015

"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do." - John Muir

Developing a Love of Wood

I came to know about the differences in trees when I was just a boy. On the way to school, or riding into town, my granddaddy would point out the various species of trees along the way. He was the only real father figure I had, so anything he said I paid attention to.

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