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Mathildes Christmas gifts
daughter’s and fathers!

My sweet daughter Mathilda asked me if we could go in the work shop and do some presents for her mother’s family, and I was of course more than happy for this proposal!

1. Like father like daughter! (or what they say…) ok there was no tobacco in the pipe.
2. Band saw cutting the shapes.
3. Freehand shaping on the Supersander.
4. Linseed oil, and patience after the sanding.
5. A heart for her mother, and waves for the mother’s sister, both are trivets for the dinner table.
6. Sure makes father proud in a very un-political way!

We had a wonderful time there together, a few hours of ‘doing’ suspended in time – precious moments.

At schools wood class Mathilda had made presents for me:

This one sure stole my heart, and will get a place in the entrance!

And look here! Lap joints freehand! My oh my! I’m so proud (even a wooden flag)!!!

Thank you my sweet daughter for a wonderful time, and for the best presents I ever had!

Here are the present I made for her at the workshop: Mathildes hearts box
Hope it can be to some inspiration, to others to bring the kids to the work shop,

Best thoughts,

Your father

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





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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 06:28 PM

You as I am sure are a proud papa!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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patron

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 06:31 PM

so much love
you two share

thank you
for inviting us to be part in it

-- 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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#3 posted 01-09-2011 06:48 PM

Those are the best of times…....... aren’t daughters great.

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

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#4 posted 01-09-2011 07:08 PM

:-)

take care Matilde and open your eye´s even when its an afterpicture unplugged :-)

thank´s for sharing Mads

Dennis

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 01-09-2011 07:20 PM

This post is wonderful!!!! Hello Mathilde! You go girl!

-- 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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tdv

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#6 posted 01-09-2011 07:58 PM

Such a special time Mads you have some serious competition there, such skill already. You have obviously inspired Mathilde

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#7 posted 01-09-2011 08:01 PM

I’m glad Dennis mentioned the unplugged. I feel a lot better now. Warm hearted pictures, but beware Mads, you might find it difficult to get the use of your shop later.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-09-2011 08:38 PM

That’s so sweet :’D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Richard

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#9 posted 01-09-2011 08:48 PM

Mafe, nice posting but what really caught my eye was that tool tote next to your daughter on the first picture. Did you make that? That is nice, it has form to it. I also like the fish handled knife you did a ways back. Great projects.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#10 posted 01-09-2011 09:32 PM

Very sweet…..other than the pipe

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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plantek

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#11 posted 01-09-2011 10:06 PM

Things don’t get better than that!
Thanks for sharing.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#12 posted 01-09-2011 11:47 PM

Thats wery well done Mathilde :) soon you can have your own profile here on lumberjock:)

Ps say hallo to your old crazy father from me :D

pps Napoleon(the dog) says hallo to you :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Flemming

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#13 posted 01-09-2011 11:57 PM

very sweet mads :)
brings warmth to my heart and it’s wonderful to see you two in the shop together!
the pipe… i bet you’ve had some pm’s about that, lol. no harm done in my opinion. and she wouldnt be the vintage architects daughter without it :)
lovely. simply lovely project, that’s what i wanted to say!

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

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mafe

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#14 posted 01-10-2011 12:18 AM

Hi guys’n girl,
Flemming, thank you! No PM’s, I was also afraid that I could have stepped in the spinnach… We don’t all have the same sence of humor, but Mathilda and I do.
Napoleon, just see you sms me, have not had the time, the vintage architect have been swing a ball dress with my daughter today! Yes you read me right, and to be honest I’m proud, we have made a beautiful dress, she will look just wonderful, and you cant imagine how proud she is, that we manage to make this our selfs. Say hello to the little Napoleon from us.
Plantek, nu it dont get better than that.
twokidsnosleep, don’t worry she hates smoke, so I never smoke in the house.
Richard, thank you! You can see the tool tote on this blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/18615 I can see I forgot to post it when it was done… Will do soon.
Thomas, ;-)
Stefang, one day it will all be hers, so it will not help me to fight her… In the mean while I’ll step back to a sirtain point and then show her who is the father! Laugh.
Trevor, it’s a hair fine balance to inspire, a little to much they run away / a little to little they stay away… But I’m a old donkey full of love for my daughter, so I’ll never give up.
Kelly, woody woman world!
Dennis, ;-)
Ken, YES.
David, I’m one lucky father, her mother says our souls are the same (and she is right) – and I’m happy she got her mothers look, she would look kind of stupid with my beard…
Cozmo, with out a doubt.
Best thoughts to all of you,
Mathilda and Mads

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

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HallTree

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#15 posted 01-10-2011 12:28 AM

A daughter in the shop, learning the importance of patience from dad. I love it. Looking forward to seeing more projects from Mathilda.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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