Just for Fun... #55: A Tube Indeed...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 10-18-2011 02:16 AM 1817 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another Manic Monday… Worked from 5;3O this morning until two… good to get home, the beginning of my “weekend”... Can’t forget the mail before I go up to the apartment…
The mail… What is this?!The Tube...
It looks like a giant Firecracker!!! Where is the fuse?!
But wait, it has oddly familiar handwriting on it… I’ll need some Moxie to open this, it’s very secure…
Inside I found this…The Contents...

It seems our very own Vintage Architect, “Mafe”, took it to heart and mind to make me a Pestle!! And what a Pestle!! Finely turned and finished, from what looks to be Mahogany(?)...The Pestle...
This all started when my Friend Jim Jakosh posted his heavy duty Spoon project and his favorite recipes… One of his recipes was for Applesauce, and methods were discussed, old and new, for mashing the Apples…
I brought up the Chinoise and pestle way…Chinois...
I had mentioned that, if I ever had a lathe, I would definitely take a turn at making one of those Pestles…
Mafe heard… and his Great Heart set his Mind and Skills to work on this lovely Gift!!
And it even has the Maker’s Mark, the Mads Seal, on the handle!!With the Maker's Mark...
Mads, You are a Gem, and I want to Thank You for your Gift and the thought and care behind it. Your hope of bringing a smile was amply fulfilled my Friend… :)

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

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#1 posted 10-18-2011 02:24 AM

You gotta love that “Mafe” and home made apple sauce!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-18-2011 02:27 AM

CAn we all expect home made applesauce in the mail? Securley warped to look like a bomb? ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 10-18-2011 02:42 AM

way cool Bud

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 10-18-2011 02:51 AM

Cool move Mads. Your marks for character and friendship are REAL high

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 10-18-2011 03:36 AM





-- 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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#6 posted 10-18-2011 06:53 AM

Mafe, your really warming the cockles of our hearts up. lol I’ll bet Mike’s grin is competing with the Cheshire cat today. You are spreading the smiles today. Way to go. Rand

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Bob Kollman

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#7 posted 10-18-2011 07:47 AM

Very cool, I’ve been thinking about cooking lately. An apple masher, very cool kitchen tool.

Have fun, it’s the start of your weekend and apples are cheap this time of year.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 10-18-2011 12:49 PM

What a wonderful surprise! That you drink Moxie… one of my favorites!
About that pestle… WOW! Just another LJ being kind and generous… to a kind and generous man.
Kudos to Mafe and to Mike.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 10-18-2011 02:55 PM

Hi Mike,
Yes as I said ‘be careful what you wish for’...
I simply could not resist making you one of these when you told about it and that you wanted to make one if you had a lathe.
Now I hope you can follow some of Jim’s recipes and use it.
(I made one for me also, and send you and Jim a thought when I see it in my drawer now).
Hope it will come handy, or at least bring a smile from time to time when you see it.
Ohh yes and I always thought you lived in England (don’t ask me why), so I was surprised when I realized that Manchester was in US, so you made a big jump in my brain that day I got the address, I guess the books we spoke of should have nmade me realize that it was US, but I am Danish… laugh.
The best of my thoughts to you and your beloved,

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

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#10 posted 10-18-2011 03:40 PM

Hey Mike. Isn’t it great getting a gift from a fellow LJ. I love it. We are like one big family of woodworkers!!

Mads, you made his day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#11 posted 10-18-2011 04:04 PM

Jim I hope I will make another one too…

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

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#12 posted 10-18-2011 05:23 PM

Nice gift, Mads. Get working there, Mike. the world needs Apple Sauce.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 10-18-2011 05:36 PM

way to go Mads …. very nice gesture :-)
what a great gift you got there Mike …. an original Mafe … Congrat´s

take care

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#14 posted 10-18-2011 10:26 PM

What a nice gesture for you Mads to send a meaningful sample of your woodworking to Mike. LJ’s like you both make this site a special place!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#15 posted 10-19-2011 01:20 AM

I feel very lucky to know the fine folks who are on this site.
It saddens me, when I hear of some people leaving here, because the few who drive them away are so far out-numbered by the gloriously kind and gentle folks like Mads… But I understand their choice, and would defend their right to make it… and I wish them well…
But I’m not here to pontificate!!
Did you hear the news?! Mafe, that kind, gentle, giving, beautiful Man, is spreading and sharing his generosity and talents with not only me, but with many others!! I am proud to call you my Friend Mads!!! :)
Even if, you never noticed the NH after Manchester!! I laughed when I read that!! If it’s any comfort to you, Manchester, NH was named intentionally after Manchester in England. Around 1900, the one here overtook its counterpart there, in the production of textiles. Manchester, and it’s sister city Lowell, Mass., were mill towns, built on the banks of the Mighty Merrimac River.The Amoskeag Falls

Here in Manchester, in the mid and late 1800’s, a complex of enormous brick buildings was built on either side of the River, over 2 miles long… A complex, for the production of cloth…
Sadly, many disappeared from the 1960 wrecking balls of Urban Renewal, along with the three-canal system that powered them…One of the old canals
This was a boon for my Dad… He loved the Mills his whole life, but their destruction was an opportunity for him to save and re-use some of their material, i.e. BRICKS!!! My Dad gathering bricks in 1968
He spent many weekends gathering and loading his F-2 Ford truck with thousands of them. Later, he spent many, many hours cleaning the old mortar off, after which he used them for various projects…
Anyway, many of the mills are long gone, but many still remain. Now, they are highly desirable, as the perfect place for businesses, restaurants, shops, what-have-you…Manchester, NH

On one of the River Islands

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

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