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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 07-08-2010 08:28 PM 1644 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a lucky man. I have a good woodworking buddy. He is a generous man. You all know him as Cozmo35 (aka Mike). A while ago he did an excellent scroll work Laundry sign for a relative of his and duly posted it on our site. I liked it and in a comment I joked, in an ofhand way, that I could probably do with one of those saying something like “Mad Professor tearing hair out over impossible design”. I was doing ‘The Impossible’ pattern at the time. I thought nothing more of it. Blow me down if he didn’t actually do it!

I never expected that.

Not only that I received it in the post today!

Mike is a very generous man. I hope he is not embarressed by me saying this out loud to everyone but it has to be said. I my little corner of the universe this kind of generosity does not go un-noted.

Here it is. In my little corner of the universe.

Thank you Mike. I owe you one, big time.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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patron

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 08:33 PM

can’t beat any better than from the heart !

you deserve it , you give so much too .

hey Coz , well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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degoose

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 08:36 PM

I second that….what David said…that is so cool…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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mpounders

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 08:38 PM

Very generous indeed! And an amazing likeness….....almost like your portrait? :-)

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 07-08-2010 08:44 PM

Yes Mike P. I think he’s got the mad staring eyes particularly well.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#5 posted 07-08-2010 08:48 PM

Nice going, Michael!!
And Martyn, Enjoy!! The resemblance is remarkable… :)
You both just contrived to make a good day even better for me…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 08:57 PM

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 09:00 PM

A wonderful gesture and amazing likeness.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SPalm

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 09:06 PM

The beard and mustache seem to be trimmed. This must have been taken in your younger years.

Nice story,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Mary Anne

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 09:06 PM

Just perfect!!
Another of the great things about LJs—it’s a place where buddies are real buddies!

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#10 posted 07-08-2010 09:20 PM

A Lucky Man you are…......... and it is so wonderful to have folks like Mike with such a big heart…...

He must have taken this picture when you were in the middle of your “kaleidoscope” project !!

Perfect sign to fit the perfect craftsman / artist !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#11 posted 07-08-2010 09:57 PM

very nice to read of such thoughtfulness..this is one of the great things that happen here with our group…enjoy the new sign….and remember…you only have so much hair…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 07-08-2010 10:24 PM

Cool story! Thanks for sharing…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 07-08-2010 10:34 PM

from one mad man to another mad man , it can´t be better :—))

thank´s for the reminder of how freindsships can bee

Dennis

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#14 posted 07-08-2010 10:56 PM

Hey have you been putting superglue in your tea again??? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 07-08-2010 10:58 PM

Damn. I thought no-one would make the connection, Alistair.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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