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Smoking hot present from my buddy Brad
US, UK, DK…

This one I have been waiting for a wile to post.
This because Brad should have the time to post his own story about his meeting with Andy first… You will soon understand.


Some of you have seen this picture before.
It was the day I got a present from Jamie.
The same day another pack arrived, that I have kept secret.


In this pack inside a foam pad a beautiful little wood tool was meeting me.


Notice the difference to this picture from my thank you to Jamie blog…


This one was also from that blog…


Look what I had hidden!
The wonders of Photoshop.


I held the tool in my hand, and was trying to guess the purpose.
A paper fold marker…


But then I got mail from Andy, he told me the story about his meeting with Brad in UK and that Brad had brought with him a little present for me also.
Andy had then send it to DK for me after the visit – thank you Andy. ;-)
And here I was.
With a pipe tool!
Pointed end to clean the pipe.


Flat end to tamp the tobacco.
What a beautiful tamper.
What a wonderful idea.


I can now sit back and enjoy a good pipe of tobacco thank you Brad.
I sit here and feel extremely lucky.
Send you all the best of my thoughts.

A big smile here from Denmark, or more exactly from me.

Wish you and the family a wonderful christmas,
Mads

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



15 comments so far

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lew

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#1 posted 224 days ago

Merry Christmas, Mads, to you and your family!

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

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Porcupine

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#2 posted 224 days ago

Merry Christmas Mads. Your warm spirit always gives me a smile.

-- Joe, South Carolina

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 224 days ago

Wonderful Mads

Jamie :)

-- 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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stefang

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#4 posted 224 days ago

It looks like you have it quite good there Mads with your new spoon plane and pipe cleaner and Christmas right around the corner.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SPalm

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#5 posted 224 days ago

Merry Christmas Mads.

You look nice and comfortable. Relaxed. I hope you find peace in all that you do.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Brit

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#6 posted 224 days ago

Funny write up Mads and thanks for not telling everyone that I forwarded the package to you and forgot to include the note that I’d written explaining what it was. Sorry about that. If I had a brain I’d be lethal. :o)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 224 days ago

Ain’t the Christmas season great… with such nice gifts from LJ friends!!
Thanks for posting , Mads. Now you know “the end of the story!!”

Merry Christmas, my friend!!........................Jim

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

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Don W

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#8 posted 224 days ago

glad you finally “piped” up and told the story!!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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rayn

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#9 posted 224 days ago

Merry Christmas Mads….enjoy a pipe full for me
Ray

-- Ray,Iowa

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johnhutchinson

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#10 posted 224 days ago

Great story, Mads. If you ever feel the need to travel to Columbus, Ohio, USA, I’ll be more than happy to swap houses for a week. Love your place!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Brad

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#11 posted 223 days ago

I’m glad you like it Mads. It warms my heart to see your tamper covered in ash and tobacco. The stem is cherry and the ends are walnut. I hope the laminate holds. Please PM feedback after using it. I’m revising my design. Don’t know if it’s too thick for example. Merry Christmas!

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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Schwieb

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#12 posted 223 days ago

I’m so happy for you Mads. You have so many friends all across the world. But I have to confess, It makes me sad that I have not followed through on the things I wanted to send to my LJ friends including you. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Smoke a pipe-full for me!!

Ken

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Philip

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#13 posted 223 days ago

How nice. Merry Christmas Mads!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Maveric777

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#14 posted 223 days ago

Very cool and a VERY Merry Christmas back at ya my friend!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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mafe

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#15 posted 222 days ago

Hi ho, it’s Christmas.
Thank you all for the kind words.
Brad, thank you again. Cherry and walnut, now the tobacco taste even better. It works really fine, for the opening it is different on all the pipes so I thing you made a good choice. I have a big smile on my face and are covered in smoke here. lol.
Andy yes I did save every one for that detail… lol.
johnhutchinson, sounds tempting.
Best thoughts and a wonderful Christmas,
Mads

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

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