Thursday, January 17, 2013

Think Back Thursday: Wood

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For Think Back Thursday, we're focusing on Wood this week.  Hmmm... I couldn't think of old pictures I had of our woodpile or anything like that.  But I did immediately think of woodworking.  One of the blessings of our homeschool fellowship is the annual Christmas Craft Breakfast.  Every year that we've attended, there has been a woodworking craft that at least one of my boys has made.  

The first year I can remember, Harrison made a tackle box.  It was like a toolbox top, with a sectioned drawer that clamped underneath it.  When he first brought it home, it was used to hold Lego pieces! Now it is holding some junk, so I didn't take a picture of it.  LOL  

Another year, Harrison and Spencer both made a wooden lapdesk.  Harrison's eventually made its way to Kennady.  It has been dinged up and even written on, but it is still in use.  
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In more recent years, Landon has been able to participate in the woodworking craft.  In 2009 he made this library bench.
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In 2010, he made a hat rack.
Think Back Thursday: Wood - Remembering some great woodworking projects kids have done at co-ops - Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Homemade hat rack on Think Back Thursday: Wood - Remembering some great woodworking projects kids have done at co-ops - Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

In 2011, it was a 3-drawer dresser.
Think Back Thursday: Wood - Remembering some great woodworking projects kids have done at co-ops - Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Think Back Thursday: Wood - Remembering some great woodworking projects kids have done at co-ops - Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

This is the finished dresser, which is now used in the boys' room.  Landon sleeps on the top bunk, so he put this mini-size dresser on top of the regular dresser, making himself a 'bedside table' that sits at the perfect height!  
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And this past year, the craft was simpler - a farm-style wooden bench.
Think Back Thursday: Wood - Remembering some great woodworking projects kids have done at co-ops - Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Think Back Thursday: Wood - Remembering some great woodworking projects kids have done at co-ops - Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

We're very grateful for the talented and patient dads who have been sharing these skills with kids in our homeschool group for so many years!

And guess what - at our spring co-op which starts one week from today, Landon will be taking a woodworking class too.  I'm looking forward to finding out what projects they will be doing!

Oh wait... I did find a picture of a woodpile!  In 2008, we had some pretty big chunks of wood here before our friends came over with the chipper.  My dad and the kids found one piece with a real personality of its own.  It just needed eyes.
Think Back Thursday: Wood - Remembering some great woodworking projects kids have done at co-ops - Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
We genuinely felt the loss when he got cut up to heat our home later that winter.

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This post was added to the Throwback Thursday Blog-Style link-up hosted by Tots and Me... Growing Up Together! on January 21, 2016.

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2 comments:

Debbie said...

Love those woodworking projects. My son would love to work with wood and even has a carving set (not a really good one) but has never used it. My hubby keeps saying he will work on a project with him but hasn't yet. It has been years. Having Dad's like that in your homeschool group is a real blessing. I would love to have someone make me some stuff like that... what a blessing.

Love that you guys were sad to see a piece of wood cut up :-)

Thanks for sharing and participating in my meme.

Wendy @ Ladybug Daydreams said...

Wow, your boys are very talented! :)

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