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My little FACTORY:
After my retirement I had to give up my summerhouse with a wonderful big workshop, also my house with a little workshop in the garden, and along with this most of my tools was left when I sold the summer house due to the fact I had a brake down, and simply did not have the energy to start sorting things out, so I choose to leave all behind to the new owners (he was a very happy man he said). Do I regret NO, it was a wonderful chance to start all over in life, also to stop buying cheap tools, and look for quality and history.


I do love old tools, and have during these last two years where I build up my little workshop, collected a good handfull of vintage tools from all over the world, mostely English and Japanese, handplanes are a soft spot – here some of them.


Also Japanese tools became a passion, this for the simplicity but also for the ways of using the body,to focus the energy and use the body as a part of the force and energy.

Since my retirement I had a small basement workshop, but after I moved I had to find a new place.
The place is a old shop in the center of Copenhagen in a lovely area full of life and cafe’s.
So yes life is sweet here in the FACTORY.

Pictures:
1 Me in front of my little workshop I call the FACTORY.
2 This is the location, right in the center of Copenhagen.
3 Inside the shop room.
4 I do other than woodworking so it is also kind of a studio.
5 I made a place out of old windows, in the back room to take a nap, or stay the night.
6 Here a plan drawing of the place.

A drawback is only a chance to advance again…

Best of my thoughts,

MaFe

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


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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 12-11-2009 12:10 AM

Small shop but well equipped.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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mafe

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 12:50 AM

The poor man has many wories,
-but also a endless number of wonderful hours in his little shop…

Yes, tools can so easy become a virus, not the ‘pig flue’ but the ‘tool flue’ – no vacine works…

I have extended my tool collection a bit, with a 300 mm circle sander, a festool circular saw with table.
Right now I’m working on a routertable and a jigsaw table for this also.
I also have a wonderful Hegner saw, and yes a good bunch of accu and hand tools.
Yes and a lathe for metal, a welder and – there are so much I better stop.

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

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TheDane

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 02:18 AM

Mafe—I don’t think of my shop as small … just compact! I’m sure yours is the same … thanks for posting the photos.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Splinterman

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 01:54 PM

Hey mafe,
Sweet little shop and some great toys to play with…well done.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 02:22 PM

Mafe, this is a nice looking shop that you have. It appears to be well organized, which is a must for those of us with smaller shops. And you have some nice tools in there.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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woodworm

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 03:50 PM

Great shop. I guess you make full use every inch available.
Looking forward to seeing your project on knife making.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 03:54 PM

Nice little workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 09-03-2010 11:42 AM

I like your shop, Mafe. You seem to know how to maximize everything that you have. Great work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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PaBull

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#9 posted 04-03-2011 12:08 AM

Love your shop Mads. My place is a mess compared to your place.

Nice collection of planes. Not sure how you get them in or out. It looks like this was your wine box project.

You have made a lot of nice things in this shop.

Thanks for sharing your atelier.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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bigike

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#10 posted 04-03-2011 12:13 AM

great setup you have there.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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mafe

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#11 posted 04-03-2011 02:24 AM

Thank you all for the comments.
Pb, My shop is so small I need to keep a strict order, and so small I have to go outside to even change my mind. Big smile.
Thank you Ike, it keeps me happy, also on a rainy day.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Verna

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#12 posted 04-03-2011 03:42 AM

I definitely need to take lessons on workshop organization from you Mafe!!!! I think I need to take everything out of my workshop and start all over on organization. Thanks for a look at how it should be.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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mafe

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#13 posted 04-03-2011 04:30 AM

Verna, I smile, and admit I like order.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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RGtools

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#14 posted 05-10-2011 04:31 AM

You little shop has a wonderful personality. It’s funny how much you can learn about someone by seeing what where they work and how there area has evolved around them.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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mafe

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#15 posted 05-10-2011 04:42 AM

Big smile RG.
Yes it’s not so easy to hide…
Mads

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

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