|Project by mafe||posted 03-12-2011 09:21 PM||5946 views||19 times favorited||20 comments|
Mike & Mads cutting gauge (post)
A gift to a wonderful friend.
Here on LJ I have meet many wonderful persons, and some I consider personal friends even I never had the joy of meeting them life. Each person for his or her qualities, and for a consistent dialog.
One of these persons is our friend Mike Stefang, he was one of the first I asked to be a buddy, and our friendship have grown a lot since then, he was always there, always with a delicate word or a funny little line when he saw my post’s or blogs.
As some of you have seen Mike have made the Ancient bucket blog, and I have tried to follow, and make my own blog on this project. During this project our friendship grew for me to become even closer, so I felt I wanted to do something to show my appreciation for his dedication in the bucket project, but even more for his friendship and some wonderful mails he have send me.
So what should I give to Mike? This was not so easy to find out, but one day I came across this post from a fellow LJ that had made a cutting gauge, and here I saw Mike’s comment ‘Very nice. I wish I had one like it!!’, and that was it! I had to make him a cutting gauge. I had to make his wish come through!
So here it is:
1. The gauge used on a round surface.
2. I also made a box for it, and this box will soon be on the gauge blog.
3. Here it is used on a square side, so the flat side is against flat.
4. In process, the Mike & Mads twins.
5. Epoxy time.
6. The cutter before finish is made.
Here a little clip from a letter to him:
‘Dear Mike you have brought me plenty of wonderful smiles, precious moments and even a wooden bucket made by my own hands.
It is a token of our friendship for now, my thank you for the bucket tour and my respect for you as the person and a father you are. Keep doing your best, this is what I respect and like about you’.
So if this made you curious, you can find the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/21939
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.