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Blog entry by kiefer posted 06-23-2013 03:49 AM 1253 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well Thursday ended on a good note because of this .
When I got home from work tired as usual I noticed the mail on the counter and there was this thicker then normal envelop among the envelops .
My curiosity made me open that envelop first and it was a little bevel gauge made by Paul (Shipwright ) with a wonderful letter from Paul .
Paul patterned this gauge after one that he used during his working years along many other tools and I had noticed it in a blog of his and commented that I wish that I had kept some of the tools from my younger days .
A very useful tool that will fit in my shirt pocket when I need it to have it on me rather then get lost some in the work area ,I appreciate this gift from Paul very much because of what it represents and has made us friends not just buddy’s .
Here are some pics of small hand tools that I have made and some that are gifts .

The bevel gauge from Paul .
A wood and brass caliper that belonged to a friends Grandpa .
A awl ,marking knife and mini saw that I have made .

Thank you Paul

Klaus aka Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 03:54 AM

It’s the little things that really improve one’s life. What a great joy receiving that gift must have been.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 05:56 AM

You are more than welcome Klaus.
Happy retirement my friend.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 08:54 AM

Amazing, the Camaraderie and Friendships that have been fostered by LJ’s…
Well Done Paul!
And Klaus, Well Deserved!!

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

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#4 posted 06-23-2013 10:34 AM

nice gesture :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 06-23-2013 11:57 AM

Very nice gift, Paul! Klaus, that is what makes this site so great. we make friends all around the world while others are making war and enemies. This kind of thing will bring nations together!

Thank you both for the gift and the post!! Happy Sunday!!.................Cheers, Jim

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#6 posted 06-23-2013 01:57 PM

That was really nice to read. Great gift and a great friend.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 06-23-2013 02:00 PM

Congrats Klaus,good going Paul.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 06-23-2013 02:52 PM

It is a wonderful gift. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 06-23-2013 03:23 PM

Congrats Klaus!

Kudos Paul!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 06-23-2013 06:18 PM

This is a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing with us.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#11 posted 06-24-2013 01:17 AM

Gifts shared with pride, made to enjoy, :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 06-24-2013 03:00 AM

I now know that my decision to join this site was right. I have received many ” Welcome to LJ” emails. All have made me feel welcomed. Now I read this post and I know this is the best site on the web. Looking forward to many years of learning and enjoying the company I keep here. Very nice gift Mr. Paul, Thanks Mr. Kiefer for sharing with us.

-- Do all things to the Glory of God.

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#13 posted 06-25-2013 01:27 PM

Great gesture of friendship and camaraderie not to mention a very handy tool. Congrats Klaus.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 06-26-2013 04:32 AM

The art of giving of ones self. This is the highest art form known to man and a very sought after achievement. This gesture ranks right up there with your albatross you made Paul. They are both beautiful works of art!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy Klaus.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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