Last night at the local station a little black Fiat Punto with plenty of recycle wood on the roof top came into the local station, the driver looked out the window in search of a man he had never meet. Out there in the street was a middle aged guy standing with his backpack and a smile. No doubt this was Andy, so I waved at him and in the car he went, hello, and as they say in England ‘nice to see you’.
And yes it was nice to see Andy, we came to my house and had dinner with my daughter, I had made us a Ragout of beef fillet, we got some wine with it, and some fresh baked bread.
(Never finished that story I think; I used to teach drawing and watercolor classes, and I went to Paha Czech with each class for a tour with my students where we draw, sketch and eat plenty of Ragout that came down with beer, and it was this memory that had made me give the Ragout a try – hope you enjoyed).
Andy told me his work story and we found out we had plenty of common points in our life’s, drawing, watercolor, work and I have once been working with guys from his company (Oracle), so yes one word took the other and time was on wings.
Here I try to come back while the timer runs on the camera, only to discover that Andy has stolen my pipe!
So of course Little MSDebbie has to make the punishment, no one can steal MaFe’s pipes.
Very fast I had the feeling of being with a old friend thank you Andy, so time was flying, and after the coffee we went to my little workshop (I think Andy called it a museum once), and looked and touched tools for some time, yes there are so many stories to be told when it’s old tools, history of the tools, Nationalities and just materials they are made from and so.
Andy and I have both been buying some old saws that we are planning to restore and to learn how to sharpen and he had made a blog about his in this blog I commented about the rust remover, and to surprise me he had taken all the way from England with him not one but two of these buckets. Need I say I was touched by the thought!
So now I have no excuse, I need to make those saws shine, and after we can compare and discuss results on the sharpening process (this will be fun).
In fact so much time that I was in a hurry at the end to get him to the station again so he would not miss the last train at midnight.
Dear Andy I enjoyed my evening so much, thank you, I hope one day I can come and visit your shop in UK.
Best of my thoughts,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.