LJ friends and gifts. #15: Look what the postman brought - a gift from my friend Jamie in Scotland

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Blog entry by mafe posted 12-10-2013 12:25 AM 2154 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Look what the postman brought
a gift from my friend Jamie in Scotland

Some people have all the luck!
Or at least it feels like this.
When I was in Scotland visiting my friend Jamie, I saw a new tool he had bought and thought it looked so cool.
Look what then arrived with the post:

Like Christmas, a pack from Scotland!

And look what was inside; a spoon plane (pull shave) like the one Jamie have.

Beautiful tool and a nice fit in the hand.

Mr. sharpening of course needed to do a little sharpening, first the back.

Like this.

Then the bevel.
As I use a black marker to se what’s happening.

So now it is a part of the wood carving tools family and I look forward to try it out on projects in the future.
The only tools I have now that all are in storage.

See more here:

Dear Jamie, I feel like a spoiled child.
Guess I am.
Being your friend.
Know I truly appreciate it every day.
You are in so many ways a inspiration to me.
A role model.
Thank you.

The best of my thoughts to you and all the wonderful people around you Jamie,

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

15 comments so far

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 12:30 AM

Wow what a nice gift, mads.
nice going Jamie. Mads can now make spoons even before the shop is finished!!

That is really cool!!...................Jim

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 12:32 AM

Mads I know some wonderful people
I feel privileged to count you as a friend
All the Jolly Rouges say “Haste Ye Back”

I have a packet to show as well :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 12:35 AM

Good on you Mates.

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

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 12:38 AM

Santa arrived early this year!!

You have been a very good boy, Mads.

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

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 01:09 AM

My first thought was that Mads has a beard, he doesn’t need a razor ;) Nice package, this is a great community.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 01:39 AM

its always so wonderful to have such wonderful friends who send wonderful tools, your both great guys, have a great time using it mads….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 02:11 AM

Christmas did come early. Nice

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

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 04:06 AM

Merry Christmas my friend and yes you are a lucky man to have friends like that .

-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 05:57 AM

That’s wonderful Mads.
It’s a great spoon plane.

Jamie made us all smile. Thanks Jamie!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 06:34 AM

Wow, I’ve never seen a spoon shave before and suddenly I want one for myself. I know you will put it to good use.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 12-10-2013 07:06 AM

What a great gift and what a great friend!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 12-10-2013 03:53 PM

Awesome Mads, wonderful gifts between great friends. That spoon shave looks really cool, best of luck with all of the tools, I am sure you will make some terrific things with them!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 06:35 PM

That is a great gift!!

Merry Christmas my friend!

I hope you are keeping warm… :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#14 posted 12-11-2013 10:16 PM

Something new, I never knew something like this existed. Thanks

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#15 posted 12-12-2013 08:17 PM

Smiles my wonderful Jocks.

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

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