Tool Gloat! christmas in svendborg came early!

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Project by Flemming posted 09-01-2010 10:23 PM 16977 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a very. very generous package came for me today… from fellow LJ Mafe!! i was shocked when i saw the size of the box… i actually thought there might have been a giraffe inside!!

Mads, I am truly humbled by this gesture. I am deeply grateful! these are valuable additions to my tools!! they will no doubt be used extensively in the near and far future :D now i can throw my pen knife out!! (well… maybe not)

I have to say that I do have two favourites in the lot. in the first picture on the very right hand side you can see a rebate (rabbet) plane, which i’ve been dreaming about and dying to get my hands on for the past month or so!! the second is of course the table saw a la Mafe!! there is no doubt you are an architect mads!! there are so many fine details and nothing was wasted.. even the cut out on the side of the box to fit the saw was made into a push-block.. fantastic! :D

i am a little uncertain of what to call the plane in the second picture.. i want to say it’s a mortise plane? i’m not even sure i’ve put it together right… lol.

thank you so much again Mads, this was a positively wonderful surprise, and it will not be forgotten! I am an extremely happy camper as the expression goes, and i cant help but hold, touch and study the new tools i have at hand!!!!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 10:57 PM

Woohoo! Good for both of you!

Lumberjocks Rocks,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 11:01 PM

Hi Flemming,
Since I read your early blog about the beautiful box you made, I could not get out of my head, that you did this with so limited tools, and I told you, that you impressed me.
So I desided to make you a starter kit… Found what I could spare, and what I thought might be usefull.
The tablesaw, are a saw I made from a normal circular saw, when my tools was stuffed away, after I got sick, so you can use it of the little table also, or modify it.
The first plane are a shoulderplane (simshøvl (DK)), the second are called a routerplane (grundhøvl (DK)), then there are a little Skandinavian style plane (høvl (DK)), the little plane iron was a spare I had in the shop so you can make yourself a block plane (blok høvl (DK)), the rest of the stuff you know.
It should make you able to make the basic woodworking.
I’m truely happy it now comes to you, so you can get a good start on this hobby, and since I have been a sudent on a budget my self, I know how little things make a big differense in those years.
Good luck with it, and thank you for your kind words,
best of thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 11:09 PM

I love how the table saw has a riving knife. Is that a marking gauge in the upper right hand corner?

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 11:39 PM

congrats Flemming yeah isn´t Mads just amazing :-)
and the plane Mads call a høvl the correct name
is a jackplane (slethøvl DK) the german influence has allso hit us there we use a shorter jackplane than the
english gentleman do :-)
and if you give me the messagerment of the rabetplane of how wide it is then I maybee have one with another dimension you can have but don´t expect too much most of them I have seen have the same

NathanAllen yes its a marking gauge if you go to Mafes toolgloat :-) you will see another
with slightly other dimensions :-)

thank´s for posting Flemming :-)

Take care

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 09-02-2010 12:27 AM

Flemming you are so lucky to have such a good friend as Mads. Nice tools to get started. This is the way our LJ network should work everywhere. Great example!!

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

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#6 posted 09-02-2010 03:54 AM

Very cool story and gift giving.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 06:02 AM

That plane in the second picture is called a “hag’s tooth” or “old woman’s tooth” but it’s proper name is a router plane. It’s used mostly to clean up the bottoms of dadoes.

Nice to see so many shop made tools being passed on to a new life in the hands of someone who will appreciate them and love them as they deserve.

“A joy shared is twice a joy.”

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 11:39 AM

What a great story…
A Fine Gesture on your part Mads, and Flemming… Enjoy, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 02:46 PM

Wow! Flemming what a score! well worth a tool gloat.
Mads, What a great gesture of kindness.
I can`t wait to see what you come up with next. Both of you!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 09-02-2010 03:46 PM

Nice gloat!

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 09:44 PM

Ah, what a gesture! Mads, you have a heart the size of a whale. Fleming, if you can make those beautiful rings with just a penknife, imagine what is to come! You deserve it.

This story gives me a lot of hope!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 11:09 PM

Steve – especially good for me ;)

Mads – this is more than a starter kit :) it’s one of the nicest things anyone has done for me! I will be using the table saw tomorrow for the first time. pictures will be put on the blog :)

Nathan – Dennis already answered, but yes it is a marking gauge :)

Dennis – yes, Mads certainly is amazing! a wonderful soul

Jim – i am indeed very lucky to have a friend like Mads, and i hope never to take that for granted :)

Swirt – it’s almost right out of HC Andersen, heheh.

BigTiny – i can definitely see the hag tooth in there :) thanks

littlecope – thank you my friend! :D

Robert – cheers buddy :) look forward to your next project as well!

Div – thank you :) and i agree. hope is needed and there should be more people like Mads in the world!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#13 posted 09-02-2010 11:16 PM

did “Santa Mafe” come down your chimney ?

Flemming: your work is exceptional, ... especially with a pocket knife!
Mafe: you ARE exceptional.

I have finally a project that I pick as my all time “favorite”, ... and Mafe’s generousity is it.

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Jiri Parkman

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#14 posted 10-11-2010 09:01 AM


-- Jiri

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