LJ friends and gifts. #7: DK David visit my new work shop.

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Blog entry by mafe posted 01-17-2013 09:38 PM 2385 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have to share this with you all!

The other day I had a visitor in my new workshop, a special guy that contacted me here on LJ and it show out that he is living just around the corner here in Copenhagen.
His name is David and his profile here is PaulsenbyHand I have asked him to post some of his wonderful projects soon and will try push him to do so (do you hear me David).

So my life has been quite chaotic lately, but we managed to find room for a beer here and to look at and touch some tools, smiles.

David brought me a gift!
He had told me that he had a special thing for me, and so I was really excited to see what it could be, and trust me I was more than happy!

It’s a Millers Falls.
My first!
This makes it special.

It’s in mint condition, think it has never been used.
This makes it more special.

Look at that cool engraving.
Even more special.

In the original box.
More than special.

But this is what really makes the roof go up!
The text says:
Delivered by:
United states of America
For the rebuilding of Europe. (Thank you Brian).

My ohhh, this is so amazing!
I love it!
I think that this a priceless piece of history that David has offered me, and I feel so honored and happy.

David is a wonderful guy, so I truly enjoyed his visit and feel confident that this will not be the last, and for now I just look forward to come and visit him in his workshop soon.

Thank you David, The best of my thoughts,

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

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 09:48 PM

You have some truely thoughtful friends.
Should put a ;) on your face for at least a week.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 09:49 PM

what a wonderful and kind gesture

you are the right one for this great gift mads

if anyone can re-build europe
(and the world)

so where to begin


-- 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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#3 posted 01-17-2013 10:01 PM

Can’t imagine a finer craftsman to own this piece of history, Congrats!

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

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 10:02 PM

That is a really cool piece of history right there! The last picture of the plane box has the official logo used for Marshall Plan aid packages. See the Wikipedia link, first image.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 10:10 PM

thatsan awesome and thoughtful gift.thanks for sharing the pics and the story.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 10:48 PM

That is beyond cool. What a treasure.

Good things come to good people.

I think I am shedding a tear,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 01-17-2013 10:50 PM

Beautiful, symbolic piece Mads. Perfect for your hand and for your current reshaping of life right now.

Much peace to you Mads.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 10:52 PM

That’s Great Mads.

It’s nice to have a friend around the corner. Maybe you can team up on projects.

That plane looks very new.

Hopefull life gets better.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 01-17-2013 11:12 PM

Wow that’s an epic gift!! Can’t believe they still exist, and in such a pristine condition! You’re a lucky dawg Mads :) Not to welcome David here, let’s see if I can find his profile page… :]

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#10 posted 01-17-2013 11:54 PM

Good things happen to good people Mads.
Congratulations on the new plane, it is truly a piece of your history.
Congratulations on the new friend, he will be a piece of your future.

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

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#11 posted 01-18-2013 12:01 AM

Good news! Bet that plane will get a work out now ;-)

-- 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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#12 posted 01-18-2013 12:10 AM

Wow, absolutely stunning gesture by your new friend David! And a beautiful plane. Very happy for you, Mads, thanks for telling us the story!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#13 posted 01-18-2013 12:28 AM

Maybe there’s something about that Karma thing. Good on you, Mads.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#14 posted 01-18-2013 12:47 AM

Yes, good is as good does. Very nice tool, story, and friendship.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 01-18-2013 01:00 AM

I am happy for you, and happy that the gift has found a special home. Thanks for sharing the story and the photos for you made me happy too.

-- Mel,

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