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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Made With Love



For show and tell Friday hosted by Kelli at There's no Place Like Home, I decided to show pictures of some of the items my son Andrew has crafted for me down through the years.

He not only makes items for me, but for other people as well. He doesn't have the time to woodwork like he used to. But whenever possible, he loves to go to his shop, get his tools out, and work with his hands.

Here are just a few of my favorites:


Bowls, balls and spoons



A jewelry box that I love. There's even a secret compartment in it.


A little turned bowl with lid



A jelly cabinet made from cherry wood.



A beautifully scrolled knick knack shelf



A wall mount quilt rack for my bedroom wall





A spice rack and towel holder for my kitchen wall




A gun rack he made long ago. It now holds Japanese swords my dad brought back from Japan after WWII



His guns are now held in this gun case he made from over 100 year old red oak. It is beautiful. He couldn't decide what to make with the wood. I said "Andrew, make something for yourself for a change." So he did.




I wanted a glider for my front porch. He said, "Mom, I'll make you one." I couldn't have bought a better built one. He even routed our name on it. It's made out of red oak. We love to sit out there in the summer and watch the world go by.


Hope you enjoyed my collection of some of the things my son crafted with love....and skill.

Come visit my sight on Saturday and see what he made especially for his brother and his girlfriend. We are having their bridal shower on Saturday and I don't want to post the picture until then. It's beautiful.

30 comments:

  1. Those are amazing! I just found your blog from Show & Tell Friday and I really enjoyed visiting. I too love Celtic music and I love to write. I am headed over to your writing blog now!

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  2. Your son is very talented indeed. What amazing talent to have. I hope when he gets married his wife appreciates it but doesn't work him to much. Thanks for sharing your amazing son's talent. I would show it off too.

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  3. Those are lovely pieces. I especially love those wooden bowls.

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  4. Well he is very talented! Beautiful pieces and I am sure you cherish each one.

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  5. Wow, Janet - what a talent your son has! The things he made are wonderful.

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  6. Your son is very talented and very giving!

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  7. How wonderful to have such a talented son. I love the bowls!!

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  8. Holy buckets he is very talented! People who know how to do stuff like that amaze me. Beautiful work!

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  9. Wow! He is very talented. I love the jelly cabinet and can only begin to imagine just how precious all of his "works" are to you. I've no doubt they will all become treasured family keepsakes :0)

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  10. I did....I DID enjoy this ever so much. What awesome works of art. I'd keep him around you as long as you can....what beautiful work.

    My Show n Tell...I felt kind of BLUE today. Come by if you can, I'd love to have your company.

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  11. Janet: That is wonderful wood working. You have a talented son and he makes beautiful projects.

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  12. Those things are great. Andrew is very talented, I would be so proud. (He is also good looking)

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  13. Could I borrow that son? What a talent he has. I know you are proud. The items are all so great but I love that glider.

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  14. I love the glider, jewelry box. The wooden bowls are so wonderful! He is a true artist, we have a man here that cut down certian types of trees and makes the bowls, they sale for hundreds of each one.

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  15. Wow he is super talented! I don't think I could pick a favorite out of the items-they are all so nice. You are lucky!

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  16. Oh my oh my. Those turned bowls are gorgeous! I've always wanted to learn how to make turned bowls.

    On a side note, the shavings left over from turning bowls make great bedding for in birdhouses, and even wood duck boxes. I remember I used to get shaving off of a wood worker up in PA when I worked there on the Game Lands on the Wood Duck project. Shavings are alot better than sawdust..okay, getting off topic, Matthew......lol.

    Anyway, do tell him that his work is great, I sure wish I was that good at it.

    Matthew

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  17. Wow, you sure have a talented son. Everything he has made is beautiful. The glider is amazing!!!

    I would love to watch a wooden bowl being made. I have always wondered how that is done.

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  18. You have raised one Handy-Dandy son! Is he talented! WOW! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. oh, Janet! How beautiful! The scrolled shelf just took my breath away! I know these are treasures of yours. What talent!

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  20. Your son is a very talented wood crafter.

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  21. Your son is incredibly gifted with his woodworking...my goodnesss, he works with such a variety of projects, and does an excellent job with ALL of them. I can see why you are proud of him, and how wonderful to have so many treasures that he has made especially for you. :-)

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  22. Wow! Your son is very talented! I love the swing.

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  23. Wow! has he got some talent.
    You wouldn't let me borrow him, would you?
    Just for a little while!

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  24. Your son is very talented! So many wonderful things that he has made!
    ~Kelli

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  25. oh wow. It's all so beautiful. You are indeed blessed to be given so many pretty things with a heart full of love for you.

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  26. Wow - what talent!
    I love the bowl on the right in the first picture.

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  27. goodness! I hope he finds time at some point in his life to return to woodworking. I like the simplicity of his work, it shows the grains of the wood so well. What a good son to make these lovely things for you.

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  28. Wow he is very talented! It is so nice to receive handmade gifts like that.

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  29. I love all the things your son had made. He is really good. You are so blessed.

    Peace and Joy,

    Annie

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  30. Those items that your son made you are surely treasures to cherish for years to come. How do I find the page that shows what he made his brother and sister in law for their shower present ? I adore your quilt rack. Might have to have Steve make me one. Sometime, I also want him to make me one of those benches out of a headboard and footboard for my porch. Maybe me and Vera will come visit you and see all of your treasures.

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