LJ friends and gifts. #22: A dove has arrived - acually it was here but I just did not know...

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Blog entry by mafe posted 11-05-2014 07:43 PM 2698 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A dove has arrived
acually it was here but I just did not know…

- and doves have tails…

Outside my shop I have a bench and this little lantern.
Why do I tell that?
Because a while back I was supposed to meet up with LJ Nisker, but I was sick so I had to cancel.
Nisker is also a Dane but live not so close, so when he was in Copenhagen he passed the shop and left me a little something under the lantern, he wrote me a message that I don’t remember getting, so I never discovered it.
But then he told me about it and I went out to look and as a miracle it was there, even the street cleaners has used leaf blowers, wind and weather, so I guess it was really waiting for me.

This is what was under the lantern.
A dovetail template.

And not just a dovetail template, but a 3d printed dovetail template, designed and printed by Nisker.
That’s kind of cool, don’t you agree!

You can read more here about Niskers project:
He even let the design out for free use.

I send you a warm thought from the workshop, thank you for this fine personal present, it warms my soul in a cold time.

A big smile here from me.

Thank you again,

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

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 07:49 PM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 07:55 PM

DIY EWaste 60$ 3DPrinter

The frame can be made from wood…

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

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 08:20 PM

So Cool!

A very old tool made from the most modern of machines.

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

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 08:30 PM

Very nice storey Mafe

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 08:46 PM

You’re very welcome Mads – I think it’s a fun story that it lay hidden there all the time – And your workshop certainly looks warmer than mine this time of year :)

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-05-2014 08:54 PM

That is really neat. I have seem them print working mechanisms on those printers too!!

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

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#7 posted 11-05-2014 09:08 PM

Wow, pretty cool. I want one of these little 3d printers!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 11-05-2014 09:36 PM

WARNING !!! 3D printing is an invention of the devil that will eventually lead to the downfall of mankind.

You heard it here first. :)

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

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#9 posted 11-05-2014 09:50 PM

Great present Mads. A nice contrast to all those vintage tools in your little working museum. :o)

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

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Jim Rowe

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#10 posted 11-05-2014 10:37 PM

Very nice present to be given. 3D printing is a really interesting tool for the future.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#11 posted 11-06-2014 05:29 AM

Sad that you didn’t get to meet. What a happy surprise story ending! Neat gift.
Really, John? Didn’t you say the same thing about blue jeans? ;-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 11-06-2014 05:42 PM

it always warms the heart to get a gift from a friend, i sure am glad it waited for you, i hope your feeling better these days….is it cold weather there…i would imagine it would be…huh….i want to send you a PM…

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

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#13 posted 11-06-2014 08:36 PM

I swear, your shop looks like most cozy place on the planet.

-- Brian Timmons -

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 11-06-2014 08:37 PM

Mads I have a far more advanced 3D printer than that
I thought you had seen it in action when you were here?
The human interaction is much more friendly or natural.


-- 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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#15 posted 11-06-2014 11:52 PM

I’ve always enjoyed looking at all the little details in your stories, the zoomed out picture of your shop and that awesome stove is the best yet, what a place to hibernate.

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