Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'm not the only one who takes on projects.

My younger son decided to make himself a walking stick. He cut down a limb from a silver maple tree and carved both ends to look like the knobs on the end of a femur. That's right, a thigh bone. Because that's the sort of kid I have.
Sanded, stained and polished it until it was like satin. But the best part is what's hidden under the knob at the bottom of the stick.
He fired up his forge and hammered a metal spike to fit into a hole he carved into the end of each piece, so that when he's outside, he can use the spike end. Carving, blacksmithing, building, mechanical projects - it seems that if he imagines it, he can make it.

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  1. oh how cool is that? have a sword in cane that was my FILs...very neat on the spike...that could come in handy...

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    1. I'm glad he made the covered end for it so he doesn't jab holes in my floor!

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  2. Would he make me a back scratcher?
    Jabbing holes in stuff - you could have him walk the yard and aerate it. Nice looking cane.

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    1. I don't know that he takes requests. I've been trying to get him to make me a knife, but nothing so far!

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  3. "to look like the knobs on the end of a femur. That's right, a thigh bone. Because that's the sort of kid I have."

    OMG...I LOVE IT!!!!!! How creative your son is!

    And I am totally digging the metal spike on the end which also has a cover on it!

    Please tell your son, I think what he created is AWESOME!

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    1. If I told him, I'd have to admit I blogged it! But thanks on his behalf - I do love his creativity.

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  4. So many kids just play video games it's wonderful that he has so much going on in his head that he can entertain himself without all that crap....

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    1. He does on-line games, too, but is active most of the time. I'm thankful.

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  5. ...oops! Meant to tell you there's a challenge for you over my way.

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  6. That's one clever kid you've got there. Creative and resourceful.

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  7. Very creative!! I like the thought of the spike end too!!

    nicely done!

    betty

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    1. I really thought that was a cool addition.

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  8. Looks as though he could start a business just with the orders you are getting right here. Avery creative mind with the talent to back it up.

    Now he can pick up any litter he finds on his walks.

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    1. I had the thought about it looking like one of those litter stabbers, too.

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  9. That is fantastic that he has the ability to create like that. He's pretty fab.

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    1. That has been his plan for many years. :-)

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  11. That is so cool. You have your very own Mcgyver.

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  12. I might need to commission that boy for a project!!

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  13. Ideal for spearing bits of litter. Or unwanted rodents.

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  14. He is ready to hike! Beautiful work :)

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    1. Thanks - he's been out on walks with it already.

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  15. Wonderful work and love the secret spike. A very artistic young man. As soon as it warms up a bit, I will be carving again. But its been too cold for my old bones.

    I have not been around much, but WOW! He is getting so tall.

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    1. He mostly carves in the basement, which I find too chilly for comfort. And yes, he's 5'11" now.

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  16. That is really impressive - imaginative and skilful. A great combination:)

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  17. He's getting better and better at this stuff.

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    1. It's been great watching him getting more skilled.

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  18. His skills are so impressive. It must be the coolest thing to see your kids blossom this way.

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  19. Nice to have creativity in the family.

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