Negotiations with the savage - Gifts from afar!!

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Project by Div posted 09-15-2010 10:21 PM 2136 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Vintage architect has struck again! Today, when my wife returned from town, she had this package in her pretty paw. All the way from Denmark, via savages, elephants, lions, corrupt politicians, striking government workers and all sorts of African dangers!

I don’t know what to say, such a surprise! Mafe you have a heart of gold! This wonderful fanatic rhykonologist is also unbelievably thoughtful. I once commented on one of his posts about pad saws. What do I get? A beautiful antique pad saw(key hole saw) handle with new blades for cutting wood, steel and plastic. I once mentioned that I smoke a pipe. What do I get? A pipe tool and even a pipe cleaner. I once mentioned that I have a daughter. What do I get? A Danish matchbox filled with little beads and tiny shells for her.

The title of this post refers to a little joke Mafe made with me. He said he would send me a box with things for negotiating with the savages. Ha, ha! He was obviously referring to the days of old when much trading in Africa was done with colorful beads.

Thank you from the bottom of my bushman heart, brother Mads.

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

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 10:28 PM

Wonderful wonderful! How fun to get a surprise from a friend. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 10:33 PM

Huuuuraaaa it has arived ….I told you that log would give streetpoints…lol

yep he is out of the ordinairy leauge , a fantastic person
congrat´s Div. that was a great gift from one great L J to another great L J

thank´s for sharing it with us it just warm my hart to hear theese story´s on L J

take care

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 10:34 PM

Mads seems like a wonderful guy; no doubt about it. You’re blessed to have him as a friend.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-15-2010 10:43 PM

well done guys !
that it is about the things from the heart ,
that speak the loudest ,
and are treasured the most !

a great reminder to us all ,

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 09-15-2010 10:45 PM

Mads the Inspiration! that would be his Viking name :)

fantastic story of generosity.

use the pad saw well div!

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

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 10:47 PM

You got love it when people reach out for one another, thanks guy for reminding us all we are only brothers and sister no matter where we live…BC

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#7 posted 09-15-2010 10:51 PM

A great story and a clever cache of gifts. Brings a smile :)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 09-15-2010 10:57 PM

I sit here and cry, so all my fast and (sometimes) funny remarks are all gone.
Thank you so much all.
Especially you my so wonderful brother,
love from Mads.

[Just to make sure there are no misunderstandings there are no rasism in our joke, it’s pure fun because Div live in the bush and me in the city].

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

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#9 posted 09-15-2010 11:05 PM

Friendship rules. Reminds me of a few exchanges of the same kind with friends from flickr :) That saw handle looks good!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#10 posted 09-15-2010 11:53 PM

That is super cool!

-- Tony -

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#11 posted 09-16-2010 01:09 AM

You Guys are just great! Very thoughtful of you Mads and what a score for you Div!
Thanks to both of you for sharing. Sharing gifts and sharing frienship!
This is the reason I go thru withdraw when I am away from this site….....I am Addicted!

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

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#12 posted 09-16-2010 04:08 AM

oh, how wonderful!

-- christine

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#13 posted 09-16-2010 06:03 AM

Perhaps the time has come that Mafe visits down here so that we can return a piece of his heart to him. I find there are too few of his kind in this world; childlike, loving, enthusiastic, kind, generous and before I run out of postive adjectives, just an amazing person.

Div, bug him till he comes here please.

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#14 posted 09-16-2010 10:41 AM

I agree- Mads is a very special LJ friend to have.
The world would be such a better place if more people were like him! :-)

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 09-16-2010 01:44 PM

What an extra special, thoughtful gift. I appreciate both of you so much for your philosophy and inspired outlook on life.

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

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