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Brotherhood between a savage and mad architect - Gifts from afar!!!

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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!
Wauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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,
Mads

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





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Schwieb

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#1 posted 1294 days ago

Wow!! How wonderfully special and beautiful.

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

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patron

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#2 posted 1294 days ago

Dr. Livingston , I presume ?

you two are just going to have to get together

all of us are on the edge of our seats waiting

great work div
and a wonderful gift

you are getting what you deserve mads

enjoy !

-- 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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Bradford

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#3 posted 1294 days ago

Fantastic post. I love the brotherhood that we all share. I feel spoiled when I see posts like this. It brought a tear to my eye, and warmed my soul. Thank you Mafe, for recognizing Div publicly. We called these, “Care packages”, when I was serving with the US Marines overseas. It felt like Christmas. God bless you DIV.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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rdlaurance

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#4 posted 1294 days ago

And you were most deserving of the gift as well…..

-- Rick, south Sweden

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rkoorman

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#5 posted 1294 days ago

wow that’s a nice thing to do. i really love the redwood plane. maybe somebody can send me some more pictures, i want to make one myself

rick

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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Maveric777

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#6 posted 1294 days ago

What a great story of friendship. Thanks for sharing… Most definitely made my day.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1294 days ago

Mads, I’m sure that you will always cherish those gifts from Div.

-- 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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mafe

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#8 posted 1294 days ago

Check the second name on the list:
http://lumberjocks.com/msojka/blog/18366
Some one gets what he deserves…
I smile – a big smile, I have a beautiful little plane in my blazer pocket, and my fingers will not let go…

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

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mafe

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#9 posted 1294 days ago

Info:
The rebate plane is made from Panga Panga.
The litte red trim plane from African Pauauk, wedge from African Blackwood.
The blades from a old Jointer blade, all hand made for me!
The quills are from Porcupine.

Think this is how it looks.

In Denmark they look like this, and are called ‘pindsvin’, direct translated: stickpig!.

My God! Some one get that smile of my face!
Mads

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

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 1294 days ago

very sweet boys…. I just hope this is not going to cause any marital problems down the road ;)

Enjoy the brotherhood

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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swirt

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#11 posted 1294 days ago

For a savage he makes some great looking planes and has remarkable taste in wood. ;)

What a great story of friendship across country and continental boundaries.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

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#12 posted 1294 days ago

PurpLev, only if you want to divorce me!
Real men are not afraid to show what they feel.
Laugh a lot,
Mads

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

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mpounders

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#13 posted 1294 days ago

A friend who gives you a tool is a friend indeed! and wood too! Wow!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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jackass

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#14 posted 1294 days ago

Hi Mafe
Wonderful story, this is what Lumberjocks is all about. I’m sure there are many stories out there that could be told. Friendships are hard to come by, and should be cherished just as you have. I have met some very nice people here also.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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BritBoxmaker

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#15 posted 1294 days ago

Splendid post. This sort of thing doesn’t happen every day.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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