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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 1505 days ago 1292 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 1505 days ago

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 1505 days ago

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 1505 days ago

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 1505 days ago

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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littlecope

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#5 posted 1505 days ago

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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BarbS

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stefang

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#7 posted 1505 days ago

A wonderful gesture and amazing likeness.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SPalm

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#8 posted 1505 days ago

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 1505 days ago

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

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majeagle1

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#10 posted 1505 days ago

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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grizzman

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#11 posted 1505 days ago

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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sras

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#12 posted 1505 days ago

Cool story! Thanks for sharing…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 1505 days ago

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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SCOTSMAN

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#14 posted 1505 days ago

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 1505 days ago

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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