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Blog entry by Jim Jakosh posted 10-21-2011 03:22 PM 1656 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I got this surprise package in the mail from Denmark. I saw it was from my friend , Mads Felding, and could not wait to open it. Inside was a beautify hand turned wood Exacto knife with 2 blades! Thanks you so much, Mads. I was just looking to buy a small pointed Exacto knife for a new craft I was thinking about called Marketry.
Great timing and thank you again, my Friend!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!



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Alongiron

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 03:29 PM

That is so cool! I did not think that customs would have allowed to send a “weapon” like that!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 03:34 PM

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 03:44 PM

congrat´s Jim :—))
geting a surprice like that … ain´t the worst that can happen ….lol

enjoy – enjoy :-)

take care
Dennis

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everettvh

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 04:09 PM

Hey Jim, how is the blade held? Did Mads have to custom make a blade holder, and epoxy it to the handle?

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thiswoodshop

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 05:06 PM

very nice

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - www.thiswoodshop.com

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 05:51 PM

Hi Jim, I can imagine your joy, isn’t it wonderful, from one fabulous buddy to another.

Thanks for sharing your surprise Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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jack1

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#7 posted 10-21-2011 06:38 PM

neat

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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mafe

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#8 posted 10-21-2011 09:48 PM

Hi Jim,

I am happy to see that it arrived.

I downsized your photo here you can put this in your blog:

Since you are such an excellent turner, I really felt a pressure making you a gift on the lathe…
So I decided to make an attempt to imitate bamboo, this to make me a challenge and to make you something i did not think you had made yourself.

You have been so kind to me in many ways, and you opened my heart for hope where it was sometimes dark before when you told me about Saint Jude who is the patron of hopeless cases, when I have strong pain and rest in my bed I always think of him and you, and then I can smile again – thank you for giving me this light where there were dark sometimes.

The best of my thoughts to you my friend, one day we will share a beer in the shadow of a tree I am sure,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 10-21-2011 10:35 PM

I have changed the photo!
Always glad to help!
Someday I may show up on your doorstep! I wish could send you some of the good beer from one of our local brewers. That are so good!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 10-21-2011 10:55 PM

Fabulous…

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

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 10-22-2011 01:50 AM

Nice surprise Jim, you would appreciate the gift.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#12 posted 10-22-2011 05:07 AM

just awesome of Mafe to do that for you Jim

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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mafe

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#13 posted 10-22-2011 01:04 PM

You also changed your avitar photo you handsome devil…
Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 10-22-2011 03:15 PM

Yes, Rick . It was neat to get something from out of the country and from a very good LJ friend!!

Mads, I decided to change my look so I had a picture take putting the gussets in these tables I’ve been working on for 2 weeks now . A change with the seasons. We just had frost here last night!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mafe

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#15 posted 10-22-2011 07:22 PM

Ahh then it is almost hot here we will hopefully stay free of frost for a month or so before the winter set in.
Remember to take your water stones up from the water now! Laugh.
Smile and I wish you a good weekend my dear friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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