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Three men, one mission. (The LJ saw test meeting in Copenhagen)

by mafe
posted 10-20-2010 03:28 PM


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patron

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#1 posted 10-20-2010 04:00 PM

great get together

lasting friendships

way to go LJ’s !

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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swirt

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 04:05 PM

Great story. Made me laugh and smile.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 04:30 PM

pass the tissues—what a beautiful story about 3 LumberJock friends.

I’m so grateful to be able to share this time together, through your wonderful words. Thank you!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 10-20-2010 04:34 PM

You lucky dogs!

-- 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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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 10-20-2010 04:48 PM

Do not look now, but you just might have a long line of lumberjocks heading your way. I am sure most of us
wish we could have shared your get together, but a few thousand people would have crowded things just a
little. Thank you for sharing the friendship with us and wish we could share the aroma of Napoleon’s shop, I
can use my imagination, but it is a poor copy. May you have many such happy days in your life.

As ever, Gus the 71 year young laborer, trying to become a carpenters apprentice.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 10-20-2010 06:15 PM

Wonderful Mads
Har du har en god tømmermænd i morgen
Jamie
In Sunny & Chilly Scotland

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 10-20-2010 06:22 PM

I do hear the ruommors said Flemming and Thomas had to Drag you out by the feets first
from the bottom of that container and that was even after you got the big box of wood
from Thomas…....LOL

so foks the look in his eye´s is the normal look of his face and he is realy living up to his Mad F name

thank´s for sharing the day with us Mads :-)

take care
Dennis

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lanwater

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 06:32 PM

It looks like you had a blast. It’s good to hear that.

Thanks for allowing us to share some of the fun.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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moshel

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#9 posted 10-20-2010 07:32 PM

always nice LJ’s getting together!!! thats a nice bandsaw in the shop. is this pipe working? it seems to have a topological problem

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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stefang

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 07:35 PM

You look like you could hardly ‘contain’ yourself in that one photo Mads. A great LJ buddy get-together with a perfect host. I would also like to congratulate you for staying on the woodworking theme after the wine and snaps. I was very impressed with Napoleons bandsaw. A really solid and heavy duty tool. I also much admired (read lust after) the Veritas scraper plane. The boat model was very nice too. I read an American mag. ‘Wooden Boat’ every month and I have often thought it would be fun to do a model like that. I haven’t yet because I don’t where I could put it. You, on the other hand have found a bachelor’s solution by placing it in the living room. I couldn’t get away with that. Anyway, it was fun to read your post and see LJ members enjoying each other’s company.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#11 posted 10-20-2010 08:15 PM

David, yes you seems also to get arround fellow LJ’s.
Swirt, we laughed a lot here also.
Debbie, yes it was full of kindness also.
Rivergirl, yes we are – dog.
Gus, I will close my eyes, but will look out the side, it will be wonderful, my dorr are open.
Jamie, I love your funny translations. (Do you have some wonderful carpenters to morrow), I know what you mean.
Dennis, just postet our evening, so be carefull! Yes the truth is I was in a coma looking at all that wood.
Ian, nothing less.
moshel, yes but there are a solution!
Mike, so happy to see you here. Yes I live like a bachelor with my fionce in France, so I can put my hat and my boat as I will.
Barry, the test will come tomorrow, now I need to rest!
Best thoughts to all of you, wish you could all have been there,
Mads

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

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Napoleon

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#12 posted 10-20-2010 09:43 PM

It was a wonderful day/evening/night…

Like Mafe write i totally agree we all we fallen in to comfort with each ohter perfektly.

While meeting lj at mafe´s place i learned 3 important things…

1) First impression last totally forever…

2) French garlic is very HOT..(maybe i overloaded the dressing a bit )

3) Mafe make a coffe that is awesome!

When i entered Mafe´s home it took me about 30 sek to see that this was a real nice place to spend time.

Everywere there is things with a little story . He got so many little boxes with paint and brushes that i belive we could have painted the hole flat!

Some of them was wery interesting course there was a little container(belive it or not) with water….

So just like Mafe´s portables toolboxes,wich he has a lot of,the paintboxes also were portables :)
They look so nice i almost wanted to start painting myself,but then i remebered that i cant paint…dooh…

Then there was a lot of awesome knives to look at, and of course every single one of them was custommade by his hand…unfortenly he knew how many there was :D

Suddenly i realised a lot of small black books. That was he´s sketchesbooks.
Small funny books with all kind of stuff and the most beautifulls drawings he had made. I would give my best plane if i could draw just half as good.
One of them became my favorite course of the headline : 1 2 tree….......:D

These books schould been seen.Imposible to describe them with all the credit they deserve. No wonder the saw-test first started at two o´clock in the night…
During all these we were so lucky to get the best cup of coffe i ever had! In the kitchen there is a big machine placed on a table for its self.

Actually its more like a steamengine than a coffemaker…

It can make a lot of noises(wich i know can recognice even throuhg the telefone) and steam and then the most beatifull coffe….MUMS :D alone beacause he have that machine i will visit him often :D

During a this he suddenly draw out a present for me…the most rare bibel from the napoleons war….a real beauty. I have never seen anything like that before. He knows i collet tinsoldiers from napoleon so when he was in France he found this for me. A real tresure.If my camera not was dead i would have put on a picture of this beautifull book. Thanks Mads :)

I belived Flemming and i easyli could have spend of couple of hours more too look at the things in the livingroom.

Then we came dovn in the basement to his shop…the smallest shop i ever had seen but also the most cozy shop i ever have seen…it was like coming home…I use my works shop as my own and have 350kvm i can work on but what i dont have is the cozy´nes of Mads cave…awesome i tell you…

So the 3 of us spend a wonderfull time in thisa little cave and i am sure >Flemming will agre that we had the best host we could…( and also the best coffe :D )

So thanks guyés for a wonderfull evening,i am sure more of these will follow :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Div

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#13 posted 10-20-2010 11:31 PM

I wonder what I can sell to raise enough money for a ticket to Denmark! The green glow you see on the southern horizon? Don’t worry, it is just me!

Great going you guys. What a meeting!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Napoleon

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#14 posted 10-20-2010 11:43 PM

Div i am just curios but how much cost a ticket ?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Div

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#15 posted 10-21-2010 12:02 AM

Don’t know, more than what I have….:^( You going to buy me one? :^)

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Napoleon

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#16 posted 10-21-2010 12:14 AM

Naaa Div but how about start selling some of those nice planes you make,and then save the money for a ticket to Denmark ? :D

Trust me, the coffe Mafe makes is the long journey worth it :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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rivergirl

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#17 posted 10-21-2010 12:37 AM

Aw Div- it would be so wonderful for you to go to see Mads. Maybe Mads will settle up his disability gig and then be able to come to South Africa to see you. :)

-- 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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Napoleon

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#18 posted 10-21-2010 12:41 AM

Great ideer Rivergirl :)

Whats the price for a matching pair of planes like Mafe got ?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Flemming

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#19 posted 10-21-2010 01:31 AM

i have to say, these two guys are in themselves a masterpiece! a jig-master and a blacksmith! there is so much knowledge and know-how in them it’s impossible not to be daunted… and i felt very daunted!

A Veritas, and a Rob Cosman saw was presented.. and a couple of other gadgets including a japanese marking knife and a miter gauge. and i was lost for words. never in my life have i seen such beauty or sampling of exquisite tools! i was excited to try them! but afraid to mishandle them and always careful to put them down with two hands!!!

when it came to testing the saws it was clear that i was the amateur and after a glass of wine and a good talk in the workshop i learned one very important thing! aside from the fact that you need the right tool for the right job, you need the right tool to do most of the work for you!!! i’m used to “ploughing” through things and that’s certainly not the case with the finer saws of our test! it was a beautiful experience when i (towards the very last cut or two) began to understand the principle of the matter :)

thank you mads for opening up to us. and thank you napoleon for your warm heart and generosity! i look forward to the next meet guys :) maybe next time we should make a trip somewhere and see what we can do with pocket knives and a canoe :D

ps. mads – hahhahahahah!!!!! i love that picture of you :)

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

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littlecope

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#20 posted 10-21-2010 11:42 AM

Wonderful Meeting and Story, my Friends!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Woodfix

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#21 posted 10-25-2010 11:23 AM

I am so jealous. One day soon I am going to come to Copenhagen and say hello to you and your friends. I will make sure to bring some nice pieces of wood from Australia and a tool to play with, I mean work with.

Well done
Pure woodworking magic

Doug

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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mafe

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#22 posted 10-25-2010 01:23 PM

Div, you know you are welcome always, you can stay as long as you want.
Flemming and Napoleon, you can not imagine how much I enjoyed this evening, thank you again. It’s in my mind every day.
Mike my friend, yes, it sure was. ;-)
Doug, you are welcome.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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