Tool marking punch

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Blog entry by mafe posted 05-14-2017 09:15 PM 2601 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tool marking punch
a gift from a fine friend

I was so lucky to get a gift from my good friend and fellow enjoyer of beauty Flemming.
Flemming visit my shop once or twice a week, for a cup of coffee and often long talks about life.
One day he asked me to open my hand and put this gift in it.
He had gotten my MaFe logo engraved into a punch, so I can mark my metal makings, tools, knifes and much more this way.

Here it is, hardened steel.
I guess it must be lazer engraved.

I made a holder for it, to be able to find it and for protection.

Just a simple piece of leather with two cuts.

So it could fit in.

Here you see it punched into leather.

And here into not yet hardened steel.

It do give a extra dimension to the work and once I am gone perhaps, just perhaps, someone will say; ‘ahh that’s a MaFe’.

Thank you my dear friend Flemming, I feel lucky and blessed to have a friend like you, in so many ways.

Perhaps this can inspire others to mark their tools.

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 05-14-2017 09:25 PM

What a wonderful gift from a wonderful friend. Mads, you are blessed!

Nice holder, too.

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

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#2 posted 05-14-2017 09:45 PM

amazing gift !!! good friend ;D

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

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#3 posted 05-14-2017 10:12 PM

I am sure they will recognise your work mate, but don’t think of going too soon, you and I have to catch up over a coffee before then!
What a great gift.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#4 posted 05-14-2017 10:24 PM

Might I also say; the first pic show the hands of a craftsman haha

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#5 posted 05-14-2017 11:18 PM

A remarkable gift, must be a very good friend! Your quite fortunate Mafe and it should make your beautiful work even more distinctive.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 05-14-2017 11:22 PM

Nice stuff Mads.

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

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#7 posted 05-14-2017 11:27 PM

That’s a wonderful gift that Flemming gave you. It will add a bit of you to each item that you create.
Use it with pride. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 05-14-2017 11:51 PM

Super nice gift. Friends like that are hard to come by.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-15-2017 01:47 AM

That is a great punch and great gift. You certainly want to protect it. Howr very personal!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 05-15-2017 06:07 AM

What a wonderful, thoughtful, & kind gift!

That is SO COOL!

Yes, you are quite lucky!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 05-15-2017 07:19 AM

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Jim Rowe

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#12 posted 05-15-2017 08:13 AM

A truly thoughtful gift,

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#13 posted 05-15-2017 03:32 PM

Such a wonderful gift.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 05-15-2017 03:35 PM

I agree with all the above but just wanted to say I really like your logo. I’ve done some logo design for myself and others and the right balance of simplicity and “art” is always tricky. Yours is perfect.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#15 posted 05-15-2017 07:11 PM

Nice gift and a well known makers mark .
That would any friend happy .


-- Kiefer

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