Friday, August 24, 2007

Show And Tell Friday


Kelli hosts a show and tell Friday. Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

Once again, I am going to share some of my son's handiwork. These first 3 pictures are of lucets. A lucet is a two-pronged tool used to produce a square, braided cord. The cord had many uses, from threading through clothes to drawstrings on purses. The size of the thread used determined the size of the cord. We have a friend who makes her children's shoestrings with these cords. Because the cord is square, they don't come untied. He made these and sold them for awhile. They are out of exotic woods. The third one is made out of 3 woods he put together.





This is a trivet he made for me out of oak. It sits on our table and holds a hot casserole dish. He worked really hard to figure out what pattern the would be on the sides. He did not want it just straight. He has a true cabinet maker's eye and is a perfectionist. =)

20 comments:

Charity Grace said...

What beautiful work!

Ron and Ginny said...

Good job, as usual. :-D

Lady_MSnow said...

Beautiful! It would be neat to see a step by step photo tutorial of how to use a lucet. ;)

Kimmers said...

What wonderful treasures. Your son does beautiful work.

Penless Thoughts said...

Very nice work.
Susan

Lindy said...

Wow! Your son is so talented! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pieces with us!

Lindy :)

The Mom of 'em said...

Good work! Are you in Iowa by chance? If you are nearby - I would LOVE for him to make me one of those wooden things that holds your trash can. Is he for hire? =-)

Chrisi said...

Those are great! Talent in the woodworking dept.

ellen b said...

I always enjoy visiting your farm and seeing your son's handiwork. Blessings.

Momma Roar said...

Very beautiful! Truly a talent from God!

Morning Glory said...

He's very talented.

Sara said...

You obviously have a very talented son! And I love the new look of your blog - with the fall colors and pumpkins. Very nice.

Mica Garbarino said...

wow. what a blessing to have such a wonderful talented skilled hand. I have never seen this before. very interesting. I would like to see how it actually works. Hope this goes through. Sorry you can't seem to leave me a caomment. See ya soon!!!

Mica

Betty said...

What craftsmanship.....very talent son.....

Thanks for commenting on our bikes...Betty

Lynette said...

Very talented wood work!

Jane said...

I love the woodwork. What a God given talent your son has. What a blessing to see him using it to bless his family. (I would be afraid to use the trivit - for fear I would ruin it :)

Thanks for sharing. I love your site. I will stop back by and enjoy it some more!

God Bless,
Jane

Sharri said...

I feel educated now! I didn't know what a lucet was! :0)

Your son is a talented young man--what a blessing he is to you!

Thanks for sharing them with us!

Sharri

Julieann said...

It is beautiful!! I love the new Fall look of your blog too:)

Julieann

Kelli said...

Those are wonderful, Marci! Your son is very talented!
Kelli

Sharon said...

Your son is very talented! Those are beautiful!