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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: www.ty-stange.dk

When i was a teenager i had a small workshop in our home. I made machines, lathe-work and even an electric guitar. And i loved it!

Then came a lot of years of larger projects; refurbishing appartments, rebuilt a houseboat etc and the wood skills got at bit rusty. Settled with family, started my own business and got even farther away from woodwork.

But now in the last years i have made increasingly more woodwork again and the joy of being in a workshop is back. Jubii! The small shed in my summerhouse got too small and the garden furniture and the grill had to leave the porch in fawor of my great workbench and numerous tools.

What inspired me to start again was this video: http://www.pp.dk/index.php?page=gallery&cat=14&id=174 (Danish, English subtitles)

Found it researching on my favorite furniture architect, Hans Wegner, and just loved that factory. No fancy machines, no artsy paints or displays. Just skilled men and great furniture.

I like nordic wood; oak, beech, ash, elm, larch, birch. Old, dense pine can be nice as well.
I like strong, simple lines and focus on functionality.
I favor the idea in a pieze of furniture. If i use my old handtools or machines is not so important.

I am on LJ to learn, to give and be inspired. I am looking forward to participate!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 309 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 309 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 308 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 308 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Todd

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 308 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. you found the best woodworking site on the net. I see you are from Copenhagen, do you know Mads Felding? He is MAFE on here.

......................Jim

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

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#6 posted 307 days ago

Thanks all!
Jim: I have read a lot of MaFe´s great blogs but do not know him personally. Perhaps i should pay him a visit one day soon..?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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mafe

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#7 posted 302 days ago

Hi and welcome here, smiles.
Here I am, just saw your name on my blog and simply had to pay you a visit.
These days and until new year my shop is down, but I will be happy to invite you there in the new year.
Wonderful video from PP, thank you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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