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Project by PaBull posted 1044 days ago 1739 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Dear Friend Mads,

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful little package from the far ends of the world.

Here is my story and I stick to it:
1. After lunch, that I normally have with my family, today it was with the wife and the 8 kids that are still at home (the rest moved out), I went like I always do to the mailbox to pick up the mail. And what caught my eye was a package from Denmark.
2. I took all my mail to my car and tossed it on my dashboard.
3. I drove to my office that is inside the greenhouses.
4. I tossed my feet on my desk to get comfortable, and checked out the package one more time.
5. Oh wow, this well wrapped in bubble wrap, it’s a knife, but the blade was not installed so the mailman would not hurt himself.
6. The nicely turned handle has a label on it with the famous MADS stamp on it with red ink. Signed by Mads.

It is nice to have friends that care.

(Oh, by the way, if this is the wrong place to put this project from Mads, I am so sorry and will never do it again!!)

-- rhykenologist and plant grower





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sgtq

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#1 posted 1044 days ago

I dont understand?? Should I know who Mads is

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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PaBull

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#2 posted 1044 days ago

I call him Mads, or also known as Mafe:
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe

This project was shown as:
Click for details

Sorry about that, I should have explained this better.
Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1044 days ago

Mads is the head to the right ….. right …. :-)

congrat´s Pabull the big smile wave continue its traveling around the world
and yes Pabull strickly its not your own project unless you finish it and place a picture of
what you did to it …..LOL

I like the idea sending kits with a chanlange to improve ….. if thats possiple when it comes from Mads ….. :-)
one note though ….. I hear those blades shuold be sharp ….

Take care
Dennis

ps. have the first aid kit ready :-)

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Don W

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#4 posted 1044 days ago

First, how could you NOT know Mads?
Second, as far as I’m concerned his projects can go anywhere.
So far, its the first time I’ve seen a project of a project. You might know Mads would be involved.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 1044 days ago

I second what Dan just said. All he said :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#6 posted 1044 days ago

Hi Bass,

That is wonderful!
I love the way you tell this story, I was really on a tour there mailbox, white pickup, dirty shoes and a coffee mug ohh yes and a palm tree.
You are a extra ordinary man with a huge heart (just look at the number of kids you took into your life), I am proud to be your friend, and glad to be able to do this for you.

Yes you were the one who send me a marking knife a long time ago:

Click for details
(At that time you asked me not to post it but I did in my own way – sorry or…).

It was this that gave me the idea to make marking knifes for some of my buddy’s here because I always use it with a smile on my lips, thank you.

Best thoughts from my heart,
Mads

Sgtg, you might be happy you don’t – lol.

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

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mafe

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#7 posted 1044 days ago

Dennis, I’m the stone face next to the metal face…

Don and Soda, i smile all over the face.

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

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PaBull

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#8 posted 1044 days ago

Mads, I am glad you were able to walk along with me to the mailbox this one trip.
I am just an other fellow, please don’t put me on a pedestal. It is the kids that make the family, I am just 6% of it.
The friendship is both ways.
Below is the project that started it all.

Click for details

I am glad it still marking away. I was going to make myself an other one, but never got to it. Now I don’t have to anymore.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Cozmo35

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#9 posted 1044 days ago

Mafe is the MAN! LJ has made even more woodworkers friends!

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

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BTKS

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#10 posted 1044 days ago

Cool story and friendship.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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jeffl

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#11 posted 1044 days ago

Very nice post! And I can’t believe someone on here for long doesn’t know Mafe.
Jeff

-- Jeff,

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woodzy

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#12 posted 1044 days ago

Not know who Mads is ?
Impossible :)
In all honesty knowing OF Mads is quite maddening (excuse the pun), his posts from projects, blogs to forum questions will push you to improve your own skills and start thinking WAY outside the box about wood, tools and your own projects.

Actually, Thanks mads.

-- Anthony

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PaBull

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#13 posted 1044 days ago

I am with all you guys, thanks for your input.
And cherish the friendships you have here on LJ.
Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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mafe

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#14 posted 1044 days ago

Big smile here, with red cheeks.

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

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Don W

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#15 posted 1044 days ago

Red cheeks? You been drinking again Mads?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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