Chainsaw heart thank you!

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Project by mafe posted 12-26-2012 03:49 PM 3508 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chainsaw heart.
Thank you for letting us stay in your house.

This summer I had the fortune to have a wonderful week in the summerhouse of some friends.
As a favor back I cut down some fallen trees and made firewood for the winter.
But I also had my first go on chainsaw sculptures, perhaps primitive, but full of heart.

1. MaFe trying to master the chainsaw.
2. A tour in the local forest gave a good harvest for the dinner.
3. Here the final result, I am happy and think it will bring some warm smiles.
4. Also bread by the fire.
5. And a well-deserved dinner.
6. The wonderful house in the North of Jutland

The heart seen from the path.

Evening light by the coast of Jutland.

I hope this could be to some inspiration.

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 03:57 PM

A fun chain saw heart.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 04:06 PM

So you carved a heart and then ate a hearty meal. Nice! Another first for Mads. Stay well my friend.

Beautiful sunset by the way.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 04:11 PM

A touching momento of a wonderful stay, that will be reminding and warming hearts for years to come.

Well done, my friend. That is really the way that life should be lived!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 04:13 PM

Love the heart! The bread-on-a-stick we call “bannock” which is also sometimes cooked in skillet—it’s a Boy Scout tradition here. Nice sunset too!


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#5 posted 12-26-2012 04:18 PM

And they look like chanterelle mushrooms from here. Nummy.

I am inspired.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 04:40 PM

A nice reminder of warmer days.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 04:46 PM

That sunset picture says it all. Could not have had a more perfect end to such a perfect day.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 04:50 PM

The carving is a good first effort Mads, but the dinner looks world class.
Chanterelles are just about my favorite wild mushroom (well there are porcini)
I just love to see a man enjoying his life and you excel at that.

“best thoughts”

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 05:00 PM

Warm thoughts your way!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 05:01 PM

yep, those chain saws do work up an appetite.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 05:45 PM

Beautiful remembrance of your stay!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 06:26 PM

what a great trip that was, and we know you ate well, and are on your way to becoming a real woodsman….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 06:29 PM

Ahhh mads, life is good for you right now, what a great inspirational setting no wonder your creative juices ran wild :)
best thoughts

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 12-26-2012 07:59 PM

Nice sculpture there Mads. Looks like you had a nice visit.

Just one comment: Put the visor down when using the chainsaw. That sucker can mess you up.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#15 posted 12-26-2012 09:05 PM

Great sculpture Mads and priceless experience. Doesn’t get much better than this!!!! Thanks for sharing this adventure and inspiration!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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