Monday, June 15, 2009

Creativity Runs In the Family

Last week was a big week for our family. My son graduated 8th grade. Now we'll have 2 kids in high school. It's really hard to believe. Just yesterday I was taking them to elementary school it seems.

During the graduation ceremony my son received a surprise. He won the gold medal award for Wood Shop. He's an honors student and gets good grades in all of his classes but has really taken to woodworking. In fact, it goes along with his hobby, which I'll explain in a second. This honor meant a lot to him because he really felt he earned it. He even has invested in a power sander for home so that he can pursue his hobby even further and is even starting a business.

This is his hobby. It is fingerboarding. This is a fingerboard, minus the wheels and trucks. It's a small skateboard that you use with your fingers. He's now making the fingerboards out of different veneers and they are each one-of-a-kind. Here is a video of him in action to give you an idea of what a fingerboard can do:

3 comments:

justJENN said...

Awesome. I got an award for cooking and sewing in 8th grade. Ha. Funny how that works out.

kelley hart said...

So cool! I'll have to show Emmet. We need to get the boys together for a skate session at Van's.

textile_fetish said...

RAD! Congratulations to Ethan!