Mads meets Madts – visit from Texas.
And a really nice ash…
Sometimes life for me is such a wonder.
Like it never stops surprising me.
I think I must have tried it all, seen it all – been there, did that.
Then it tricks me.
In the most wonderful way.
Yes today was one of those days.
Our LJ friend Madts, had written me that he was coming to Denmark, in fact he has Danish roots and was here to visit Family.
Yes and then me – Madts meets Mads. ;-)
I was sitting outside my workshop when he came walking down the street, and we both knew right away who we were looking at – perhaps there are something in the eyes of Lumberjocks, except from sawdust…
We went in to the shop and fell into talk, I learned a lot about Madts, geologist, sailor, sail maker, woodworker, designer and much more.
A man full of life and with an interesting story (wish we had more time).
Here they are, Madts and Mads on the street in front of my workshop.
After a talk and some espresso in the cups Madts opened up his bag and gave me this wonderful plane hammer he had made for me.
Do I need to say I love it!
So yes I was really happy and surprised.
But just as I thought Things could not get any better, he had another trick up the sleeve, and this one left me speechless – it do not happen so often. ;-)
A Nice ash plane.
I have enjoyed this beautiful plane some time back on Madts’ blog.
Never dreamed I should one day be the Lucky owner of one of these.
The design suits me perfect, since I like to pull the plane more and more after I started using Japanese planes.
This plane Works both ways perfectly.
It also comes with an alternative to the wedge, but I love the wedge.
Madts was so clever that he brought me a key, since he was aware mine would be metric (I love the fact he thought about this).
Look at the iron!
1/4 inch of 01 Tool steel.
This bastard will eat the wood.
Again it reminds me of the Japanese planes, only they have irons like that, it makes even the high end Stanley type planes look like toys even fitted with upgrade irons.
Madts had to leave much too fast, I really enjoyed his Company, but his wife was waiting with a book at a local cafe and he had plenty of plans for his stay.
So as soon as he left, I ran into the shop Again, set up the plane with the wonderful hammer and placed a piece of wood on the bench.
Wood touching Wood.
The iron slicing of the Wood, effortless, like a knife in butter.
Shaves, shaves, shaves, shaves – stop MaFe!
I love it!
Look at the surface this plane leaves behind.
No card scraper needed.
Sandpaper would be kind of a joke here.
Nice even shaves.
Witness of a flat sole and a straight Sharp iron.
Look at the smile on my face as I look at Madts.
I think it tells me all of the joy I had today.
Thank you Madts.
For your wonderful visit.
Sharing your story with me.
The surprises in your bag.
It will be a day to remember, and I will think of this day each time the plane makes shaves and I have a feeling it will become a favorite in the shop from today.
Best of my thoughts to you and your family,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.