LJ friends and gifts. #16: Smoking hot present from my buddy Brad - US, UK, DK...

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by mafe posted 127 days ago 1196 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Look what the postman brought - a gift from my friend Jamie in Scotland Part 16 of LJ friends and gifts. series no next part

Smoking hot present from my buddy Brad

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,

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

15 comments so far

View lew's profile


9832 posts in 2261 days

#1 posted 127 days ago

Merry Christmas, Mads, to you and your family!

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

View Porcupine's profile


31 posts in 415 days

#2 posted 127 days ago

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

-- Joe, South Carolina

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4038 posts in 1362 days

#3 posted 127 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

View stefang's profile


11826 posts in 1840 days

#4 posted 127 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.

View SPalm's profile


4621 posts in 2388 days

#5 posted 127 days ago

Merry Christmas Mads.

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


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View Brit's profile


4929 posts in 1348 days

#6 posted 127 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.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

10289 posts in 1611 days

#7 posted 127 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!!

View Don W's profile

Don W

13961 posts in 1073 days

#8 posted 127 days ago

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

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

View rayn's profile


138 posts in 1724 days

#9 posted 127 days ago

Merry Christmas Mads….enjoy a pipe full for me

-- Ray,Iowa

View johnhutchinson's profile


384 posts in 135 days

#10 posted 127 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"

View Brad's profile


742 posts in 1246 days

#11 posted 127 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."

View Schwieb's profile


1416 posts in 1967 days

#12 posted 127 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!!


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

View Philip's profile


1018 posts in 1045 days

#13 posted 127 days ago

How nice. Merry Christmas Mads!

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

View Maveric777's profile


2687 posts in 1582 days

#14 posted 126 days ago

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

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

View mafe's profile


9243 posts in 1595 days

#15 posted 125 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,

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase