Wheelchair Woodworking #17: Mads has arrived /French Plane

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Blog entry by Jamie Speirs posted 07-12-2014 06:50 PM 1925 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well it has been one heck of a great week
I finally got Annes wee cabinet finished. :)
She has given me twa wonderful Grandchildren and keeps ma wee boy happy
it is the least I can do :)

Twenty one days late but who is counting.
The wee man on the base was a gift that I’ll explain just the now
We have had the Dane Invasion known as LJ Mads Here he is arriving from the
airport, saying something about me not picking him up at the airport and him having to mug an
OAP for his wheels LOL
Does anyone know this Danish Hand Signal?

Oops just realised that is not the finished cabinet, I was trying to see if I had shaped the back
enough to let light through.
I’ll just get a quick picture of it finished, I’ll be right back.

It came out well. You can see the Shaker Inspiration I think?
Shirley wants to keep it or swap LoL

Delays, well Shirley had me putting up a “Linen Shelf”

The brief assumed “Sky Hooks” as they were not in stock I went
for a rougher option Chains.

Did I mention the dog called Jasper that arrived with Mads?

What a character, they found him tied to the side of the road
Shirley does a quick U-turn, kicks Mads out and rescues the Dog
Feels even worse so another U-turn and she goes back for Mads
and ties him on the roof. There was no space inside the car as
Mads had brought a Kayak 5x sleeping bags, 2x tents 1x toolbox
an air pump two sets of paddles, 7x cameras his carving knifes
12x bottles of wine a side of Danish bacon and 4x large suitcases.
There is a picture to show that I’m not lying. :) TFIC
Amazon Lumberjocks com.

See the camera never lies.

You would think that after such a splendid job on the linen shelf
I would get a reprieve?
Heck no I get, I need a sink top! Sheesh they cant stop.

Looked fine to me. :)

In the meantime I’m also getting an order ready for China, 150 units
not the biggest order but it feels good.

Ryan is back on the Lathe
He was in a rush on Thursday And thinks I will clean up.

This is Ronnie working on a new project, I don’tknow what though

Only time will tell.

I found a French plane, I will show you later once Mads has had a chance
to look at it. From the land of Roubo could it be….........??

I wander and dont ken where I am as usual.

Got a nice compliment fae Kelly LJ’s River Girl.
She called Mad’s and I Brothers fae different Mothers. She is so nice.

Yes I remember, the wee man on the shelf.
That is a present fae Mads, it’s a model of his equivalent of my “Black Dawg”
Just wonderful. There are a few of us on LJ’s that get the odd visit fae the
black dog and we seem to know when a wee PM will help put the smile back..

Mike has shown his genius Again with this new sled an answer to a problem
that I’ve been trying to solve with some Tamboti logs. Thanks Mike
Click for details

I’m one very content Pop, surrounded by wonderful friends and family


I just read the preview and I sure can talk some ….... I hope iy makes sense?

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-12-2014 06:56 PM

How wonderful! I am so happy that you have your company with you! What a sweetheart Shirley is – she rescued the pup AND allowed Mads to ride along. Love you Shirley! xoxoxox

I hope you continue to post of your adventures! It warms my heart to read!

Thanks for sharing – Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 07:08 PM

Nice story on what’s happening. Mads will keep you busy. Sounds like he is moving in!!
That is a nice cabinet you’ve built she will love it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 08:09 PM

i have the perfect saw to cut off the offending finger…:)...sounds like with all the luggage and wine, he might be coming to stay….:)...oh mads, you wonderful mad man…you and jamie have a wonderful time…this visit should bring smiles to everyone…..

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

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#4 posted 07-12-2014 10:32 PM

Sounds like a mads house Jamie (pun). You and Mads should have a great time together, just don’t let Mads drink too much wine before he starts using your power tools. Tell him hello for me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-12-2014 11:46 PM

Wow! I wish I could be at the party. Sounds like fun and you can’t have too much fun. Seems as if Mads was prepared for a party. And then there is the former dental hygienist, Rivergirl, now soap maker who appears in the mix, good people seem to find each other. Enjoy the visit, I could only wish that I could do this one day. Nice project too!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 07-12-2014 11:53 PM

Some good times will be had in the Jamie House!
Mads brought a kayak…
Sounds like my sister traveling!
Thank you for sharing the beginning of this journey, Jamie. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 07-13-2014 03:45 AM

Sounds like a good old Celtic Ceilhi might be happening at your house Jamie! Enjoy the visit.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#8 posted 07-13-2014 05:52 AM

Oh how wonderful it sounds!! Have a great time, I’d love to be there!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 07-13-2014 10:07 AM

There must be a strange mixture of raucous tomfoolery and quiet contemplation with Mads around Jamie!
By the picture and gesture, I think he’s trying to show you how Handy he can be…
I was very surprised to see myself mentioned in such wonderful and illustrious company! I’m more than glad that I could be of some service…
All my Best to you both… and to Shirley as well for putting up with it all! Enjoy!

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

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#10 posted 07-15-2014 01:20 PM

As I remember the hand signal means one beer please, not really sure, might also be a ancient way of saying hello, heard rumors that the guy on that photo are not always knowing what he says, so I would not put too much thinking into that.
Naaaaaa, I don’t get it.
Beautiful cabinet.

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

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