|Project by mafe||posted 10-04-2010 02:15 PM||5404 views||14 times favorited||49 comments|
Gifts from afar!!!
Brotherhood between a savage and mad architect
When I joined LJ I expected nothing, and here I am 297 days later, so many kind people I have as buddies, a passion but best of all I got myself a third brother!
Ok – you will probably say I’m crazy now, and I am – I’m the mad architect, no doubt!
So who is this brother – the savage is our friend DIV.
Today the postman came, more precise one hour ago, and he brought me a pack from South Africa.
I ran into my work shop, and I was shaking like a little boy on Christmas evening, opened the pack;
It was like a little universe opened for me, first I met some wonderful pieces of wood, one of them are beautiful as a Japanese painting. then saw dust, then a match box for my daughter with pearls of quill and sweet little letter for her from Div’s daughter (they are pen pals) – a fantastic quill, and then my eye discovered under the saw dust a little beautiful handmade shoulder plane, I was shaking as I took it in my hands (and yes I had tears in my eyes) – it had even a little brass knob in the back (I think this is a reference…), so I was a big smile full of tears when I read the letter for me – but it did not end there! In the saw dust there was one more little beauty – a handmade little trim plane. Red wood reminding me of the first project I noticed Div had made on LJ!
What can I say! I’m so lucky to be in this beautiful life with colors I never thought I would see. Thank you for opening my eyes Div.
Div you are with no doubt my brother of soul and heart,
love you man,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.