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Project by CSlabon posted 1873 days ago 1747 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son’s first carving. He’s just turned 14. He asked to borrow my old timer and came back with an arrowhead he had carved. Never even acted interested in carving before. So we stained and poly’ed it and he’s working on another one already. CARVING IS NOT DEAD YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#1 posted 1872 days ago

great start well done

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#2 posted 1872 days ago

I hope carving isn’t dead yet! Show him where you stash the carving chisels and let him have at it. Then start him a profile. Looks like a lumberjock in the making. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 1872 days ago

Thats great !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 1872 days ago

Keep up the good work : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 1872 days ago

Allways great to see skills being passed on.

Great start as a carver.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 1872 days ago

and just when you think they aren’t watching :)

a great arrowhead. Well done; well done!

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#7 posted 1872 days ago

Looks great. Almost like you found it in a cave as an artifact. Be sure to post the next one so we can see it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 1872 days ago

Good job…. maybe he will be interested in coming with you to the group on Tuesday. It changed my thought process and made me realize its not as difficult as it seems.
Oh btw the spoon is looking better too.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#9 posted 1872 days ago

Accomplishment is addictive. When you do something like that, you want to do it again. It’s great that he was curious and gave it a try. You may find you have to share tool time with him in the future.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 1872 days ago

a good shareing/bonding experience !
and another workbench needed .
now where is that sharpening stone , dad ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 1872 days ago

It’s in the blood but kudos to you for the introduction part. I once heard that ” Its not what the boy did to the wood but what the wood did to the boy.”.....Blkcherry

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#12 posted 1872 days ago

Very cool! Get him some Osage Orange to make a bow or shaft. The process of learning about the different woods will intrigue him too.

And Hey, don’t forget to teach your daughters how to do this stuff!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 1872 days ago

Very cool, good luck it makes a man proud to have a son take up his interests.

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

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#14 posted 1872 days ago

That’s awesome!! And I agree, carving is NOT dead. 2 of my projects are carvings too, though I’m just beginning. Tell him to keep up the good work!!

-- Chip, Massachusetts

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#15 posted 1872 days ago

thanks jim didn’t even realize the spoon was in the pic. :)

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