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Blog entry by madts posted 02-19-2016 10:55 AM 783 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just came back from one month in Denmark, home of among others Mads.
I was there because my dad at 92 years old, had cancer and was on his way out. He wanted to go so all was fine.
While I was there I got to revisit with Mads. Always a good thing. I do not have a lot of pics etc. because I was somewhat stressed. But we had a good visit and also talked about the status of Lumber Jocks.

We both agreed that LJ’s has become too political with big old fractions, both right and left. Not good for a forum that is based on wood that is non-political.

I was given an iron for a shoulder plane.

This will get me to up the ante with regards to plane making.

My Dad was a pipe smoker and I gave the pipes to Mads as he does smoke a pipe. I am sure that he will show us what he can do with them. He also has a piece of Mesquite that I sent him some time ago. I am waiting for something spectacular to happen.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 12:24 PM

I agree that at times there are some political factions. However, if they stay in the Coffee Lounge, I am fine with that as I just do not read them.

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#2 posted 02-19-2016 02:18 PM

+1 to the above. I don’t even notice the politics because I don’t go there.

- Don’t worry about not having pictures, I’m sure Mads does. :-)

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

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#3 posted 02-19-2016 05:41 PM

My condolences on your father’s passing Madts.

Not the best situation for your visit, but it was nice that you got to visit Mads while you were there. Like Paul I stay away from the politics on LJ, but this happens every president election cycle, so nothing new there. My only concern is whether or not the other members are interested in woodworking and most of them thankfully stick to that on this site.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-22-2016 08:16 PM

Hi Madts,
I am sorry for your loss, but so fine it could be in the best way and you could be there.
Yes we did have the pleasure to meet again, I really enjoy these visits also thanks.

No photos were taken this time, I forgot, this usually means that we had a good time and that was the case.
I had no time to pick up the pibes yet, will contact soon and find a day. I really look forward to see this, I find it a big honor that you were thinking of me, so I hope to smoke a pibe in your fathers memory soon.

For the political part I agree that there has been a lot of noise, I also stay away from the forums for that reason and have taken LJ on a low fire for a while to see how things went. Personally I think it was a change that happened after LJ changed hands, it was like a lot of the personality and close relations cooled of. But I also have a feel a new generation of LJ’s are making friendships and enjoy both our stuff and the inspiration they can bring each other. We have to remember that when many of us started at LJ we were novices that learned a ton by study others, posting our stuff and learning from the comments, slowly as we learn and find our ways we become less hungry for the info and personally I sometimes wonder if people really are interested in watching this Danish man me playing with wood and making tools just for joy… Also I found it hard to keep up with the number of projects from my friends here, this because the friends list grew and grew over the first years, so I often feel guilty I dont have time to leave comments to all and for periods of time, for none.
Hmmmm at the end it does not matter, your visit shows that great things have come out of all this for many of us and I feel lucky to have made friends and learned more than ever possible if it was not for my LJ friends. Thanks.
Thank you for the visit and for having me in your thoughts in difficult times also.
From my heart,

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

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#5 posted 02-22-2016 08:19 PM

Here a picture from the shop since I took no pictures that day.

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

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