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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2008 08:13:20 PM »

You and your son are just fantastic Smiley  First I'm thrilled he even wanted to read about blacksmithing, but then to create what he has...Thank you for making me believe in the future of our children again.  You are a wonderful, supportive mom Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2008 08:13:36 PM »

I just read this all aloud to my husband, and hit "this rocks." Because it does, A LOT. Your son is totally inspirational and makes me want to get off my arse and go learn something!

BTW, PBS did a series called "Craft In America." You can get it through some libraries and on NetFlix. On the first episode (of three, and all are very good), there's a blacksmith who does some AMAZING stuff. I bet your son would get a kick out of it.

Keep encouraging him! You must be one awesome parent!

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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2008 08:17:39 PM »

Vanyl,  if you (or anyone else) has some pics of cool projects for him to try post them here!  He'd love to see them.  THANKS for all the great suggestions.  Guess I'll be hitting the junk yards next eh?
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2008 08:21:24 PM »

This is great! You must be so proud. I think its great that you are so supportive of his new hobby, a lot of moms would not be so understanding. He's doing great!

ditto  and bravo to him for picking such a fun thing to learn!
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2008 08:40:57 PM »

well, apologies for the extremely shitty photos, but it's the best i could do with no light, no tripod, and extremely shaky hands. If he needs better pics, I'll get some later.
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2008 08:43:31 PM »

Those are gorgeous!  I'll make sure he sees them before he gets on the bus in the morning!  Thank you for sharing them. 
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2008 09:10:21 PM »

a friend of mine built his own smithy because his dad just so happened to have most of the stuff lying around.  the most he's managed is coat hooks.  your son has him beat by far!
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2008 09:23:15 PM »

Wow.  I got teary reading your post - it's just so awesome what your son has done and that he has adults around to appreciate it.  Congratulations to you all!
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2008 09:34:46 PM »

Aww, that is such an awesome thing he's gotten interested in! You don't see blacksmithing anymore, it's all mass produced and machine made. I love your commentary too lol!

The Eagle scout knife, he's so sweet to make his friend something like that! And it looked so well made, just too awesome! Cheesy

Congrats to you as well, supporting him so! Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2008 10:28:23 PM »

Your son is SO cool!
If I had done that at his age...my parents would have freaked out and called MENSA.
((Then again, we didn't really have the internet yet...))
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